BMW X1 Official Photos

BMW X1 | September 30th, 2008 by 20
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Update: Some technical details Without any further introduction, here are the official photos of the BMW X1. Pretty good looking car, isn’t it? I guess …

Update: Some technical details

Without any further introduction, here are the official photos of the BMW X1.

Pretty good looking car, isn’t it? I guess I was wrong this time and I admit it. The BMW X1 indeed has some potential as long as the pricing will be reasonable.

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BMW X1 is 4457mm long with a wheelbase of 2760mm which is only 108mm and 35mm shorter than the larger X3.

Engine options for the future X1 include a 170-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline and 177-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder common-rail diesel, as well as a 265-hp 3.0-liter six-cylinder gasoline engine and the company’s new 245-hp 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel.

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20 responses to “BMW X1 Official Photos”

  1. bunker says:

    Once again…Audi Allroad anyone?

  2. Joe says:

    Not sure. I will judge in person just like the 7 series.

  3. Jeff says:

    Um, this is actually the nicest X model they have now. Whoever said the renderings were too mini x6 or x5 were certainly off. This is the better looking x5. I’ll take one in silver please.

  4. JakeC says:

    Rear lights look like the new “notch” on the back of the 3.

    – J

  5. Horatiu B. says:

    The front is definitely inspired by the new 7 series

  6. Tom Baker says:

    Wait – this looks about the size of the X3… does it replace it? A lineup of X1, X3 and X5 would just end up with:

    X1 in competition with X3… X3 in competition with X5. The X3 is already way out of its competitors price ranges putting it in direct fire of the larger, much more popular X5.

  7. George says:

    This design does not look like an AUDI!Give me a break!The side view looks very cool and is very original.I read in that it will share the same platform as the E90 and that in 24 hours we should have the full details!

    However, there are a few points of caution for BMW:

    1) The plastic parts on the bumper could make the car look cheap for its class (i.e remember the X3 when it was launched with the plastic bumpers and afterwards offered it with standard body color parts?). They should be careful how to use them.

    2) The two “muscle lines” on the hood should be deep enough so that it promotes dynamism and sportiness (like in pic # 9), however, I think that they should curve intsead of giving the straight line impression (see picture #1 vs picture #9).

    3) They should give some attention on the rear view visibility (from the design it seems that it is better than the X6’s)

    If the car is prctical too (in terms of space), then I think that it will sell like hot cakes!

  8. miles says:

    i wish they didn’t do a single exhaust pipe in the back…maybe it will change because it’s only a concept so far. modern bmw’s not usually known for it’s single pipe.. more known for twin splitters

  9. Gragop says:

    So this is what happens when a F01 7er, X3, and 3er Touring having sex with each other?

    Seriously though, the side looks good, like a beefed up 3er Touring and the wheels look good – but otherwise, why is it in what I believe to be Phoenix Yellow? Bleh.

    This thing looks like it’s exactly the same size as the current X3…?

  10. Jeff says:

    I tried to explain it in my previous posts about this thing, but here it goes again…

    The X1 is for urban dweleers and sorority girls who don’t intend to leave the road…EVER. They want it to be all about image.

    The X3 is the same size, maybe a couple inches larger but not much, and is for skiers, hikers, families, people who actually want a little more vehicle and a lot more “sport” appeal.

  11. Horatiu B. says:

    @Gragop: The front design looks good IMO, I like the hood design lines, very aggressive.

    As far as the colors, did you guys see the color options in the other article?

  12. BMW sales says:

    It reminds me way too much of a tweeked X3…needs a little more independence.

  13. Eric says:

    It looks Korean, with all the exaggerated swoops and curves. Front grille from F01 looks too boxy relative to the rest of the car’s lines – is this for pedestrian safety? Check out the rear 3/4 view – you can see how oddly high that kicked up center hood looks. Side view looks nice on what are probably 19″ or 20″ wheels, but it’s going to look pretty weedy on standard 17″s. This is purely a product of a marketing department, and I’m afraid BMW is getting too distracted with this niche products. It may sell okay, but does nothing for the brand integrity.

  14. Auday says:

    No comments.
    But back to my comments about the uniqueness of BMW design and people copying them (when they are unique, unlike the new 7 and this X non-sense), look at the new 4 door Lambo, it has way more in common with the BMW CS concept than any other lambo. it’s basically a CS Concept moded as a lambo. I doubt anyone will copy the F01 except for some cheap companies copying the front grills trying to be a BMW copy, but really the F01 and this new X look like the result of a conflict between the absolute freedom of design that Bangle had and willing to get back to less radical design. I love the CS and I hope that BMW does somethign with it instead of letting others copy it.

  15. Gragop says:

    @Horatiu B.:

    I’ll give you that – the front fascia looks much more thought out than the X5 does. I still prefer the front (and front only) of the X6 to this, the X5 or X3.

    Everything you listed is why I dislike this vehicle. I know that’s the way the market is going but I do not like it!

  16. Horatiu B. says:

    @miles: @BMW sales: It’s not targeted towards the U.S market, so I don’t think they need to worry much about that. I still believe it’s better looking and sportier than the X3 and it will be fairly easy to distinguish the two, especially from the rear.

  17. Horatiu B. says:

    @Auday: I think the return to a less radical design is a good move and from what I can tell, the new models were well received. The new 7 will do great, since it’s not just the design that has improved, but also the driving experience and the technology behind it.

  18. Louis says:

    Very nice! I like it more and more everytime I see pics of it. I can’t wait to see it in person. I hope it gets the 3.0 twin turbo with a 6MT.

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