According to eGMcartech quoting an unnamed BMWNA spokesperson, the BMW X1 will come to the United States in late 2012.

The variant to be offered will be the X1 xDrive28i powered by the new N20 2.0 liter four-cylinder TwinPower turbocharged engine. The new unit produces 245 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque (258 lb of torque).

The engine can be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission or a 8-speed automatic transmission.

In the EU test cycle, the BMW X1 xDrive28i runs with 7.9 liters/100 km or 35.7 mpg imp (an improvement of 1.5 liters / 5.7 mpg), has CO2 emissions of 183 g/km (down by 38g).

Performance wise, the X1 xDrive28i runs from 0 to 62 mph in 6.1 seconds (6.5 with a 6-speed automatic).

According to our own sources, the delay is attributed to the higher than expected demand in Europe and the need to balance the production to satisfy the customers’ requests. Canada has already begun receiving the X1 xDrive28i as of this May.

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[Source: eGMcartech ]