2016 BMW X1 – New Photos

BMW X1 | July 17th, 2015 by 10
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The second-generation BMW X1 is finally here and aims to deliver an even more compelling product than the highly successful first X1. Last week, we …

The second-generation BMW X1 is finally here and aims to deliver an even more compelling product than the highly successful first X1. Last week, we went to Austria to test drive the new F48 X1 and our driving impressions can be found here. We also bring you a new photo gallery highlighting the beautiful lines and premium cabin of the X1.

The new 2016 BMW X1 has grown quite a bit over the previous model, sprouting 53 millimeters in height, with a 36 millimeter raise in the front seating position, to give the X1 a more commanding view of the road. This increase in size, and switch to front-wheel drive architecture, has also given the X1 better interior space, to the tune of 37 millimeters more rear knee room and 85 liters more cargo space, bringing the total to 505 liters. With the rear seats folded down, the X1 has 1,550 liters of cargo space.

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The extra growth of the X1 has worked wonders on the somewhat cramped original model’s interior, but it’s also given the exterior styling quite a more masculine feel.

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Engine options for the new 2016 BMW X1 will be a bunch of 2.0 liters, two petrol and two diesel. There will be an X1 xDrive20i, xDrive25i, xDrive18d and xDrive25d as well as an sDrive20i which will be front-wheel drive. All engines will displace 2.0 liters and all will feature BMW’s TwinPower turbocharger technology. The xDrive25i and xDrive25d have 231 horsepower, but the petrol engine will have 258 lb-ft of torque and the diesel will have 332 lb-ft. An Aisin eight-speed automatic will be standard on most models, with the xDrive18d being available with a newly designed six-speed manual.


The BMW X1 xDrive28i will be the exclusive model in the US at launch featuring a 2.0 liter TwinTurbo 4 cylinder engine from BMW’s new family of modular engines with maximum output of 228 horsepower. No diesel X1 is planned for the U.S. market.

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10 responses to “2016 BMW X1 – New Photos”

  1. Teemus I says:

    This will set a new sales record for BMW.

  2. Kaisuke971 says:

    This is it, that’s the car they wanted to make money and introduce FWD, not the 2 series AT/GT things…

    • Hossein says:

      I am not agree with you, because a car company wanna make money did not produce i8 or i3 model. BMW try to make a premium cars with its standards and I am sure in the future, BMW produce best cars in the world in order to fuel consuming, lightweight, new hydrogen models and new i brand cars.

      • Kaisuke971 says:

        If BMW wants to keep making cars that are some of the most technologically advanced in the market, like the one in the i brand or the Active Hybrids, along with awesome performance machines, with the M Brand and M Performance, but also concepts for both, they need money.

  3. Senne says:

    How is it possible the 25i has 231 HP but the 28i only has 228 HP from basically the same engine? o.O

    • Horatiu B. says:

      De tuned. They do that with all 4 cylinders

      • Senne says:

        I know. But what I meant was: how is it possible a “28i” has less power than a “25i”, it should be the other way around?

        • Kaisuke971 says:

          There is a mistake the 28i doesn’t exist anymore, it’s the 30i now. And it’s 250hp…

          • Senne says:

            That’s what I thought ! :D That’s a proper amount of hp. Though it’s weird because normally a 30i should be their 3 liter inline six. So maybe in case of BMW’s FWD models, the 28i naming still exists, because it’s only an inline four…

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