The BMW X1 2017 will reportedly be a refreshment over its previous model, and not a complete makeover. So far, there is very less official information available that would serve as pointers to expectations about exterior, interior features and engine types; so our main credible source comes from independent reporters. This SUV will reportedly feature better fuel economy, modern and comfortable interiors alongside minor changes to its body to complete a contemporary look. This car will be based on the infamous UKL platform and shed a lot of weight, which was existent in its previous version.
BMW X1 2017 Engine Specifications
If reports are to be held credible, you can expect the BMW X1 2017 to come powered by transversely mounted 1.5 and 2.5 litre engine variants that will be capable of generating up to 300 hp. These 6-cylinder engines will put the car in competition with other top rivals such as Mercedes, Audi and Toyota. Aiding the engines will be direct injection technology and turbo. The engine itself will be coupled with either a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic gearbox and come riding on all four wheels. Due to reduced weight thanks to its new aluminum body, the engine will be able to deliver better fuel economy both on city drive and highways.
BMW X1 2017 Interior and Exterior
This second generation model will host a bevy of technological and aesthetic upgrades that will not only boost up the luxury of this vehicle, but also passengers to experience unparalleled level of comfort in every ride. BMW X1 2017 will also have a larger cabin space with function of rear seat split in 40:20:20 dimensions and optional reclining rear bench can also be availed in higher trim models. Moreover, the seats will now be leather studded. Speaking of technical upgrades, there will be a 6.5 inch central display acting as the console to various commands.
Some of the interesting features such as parking sensors, front-collision warning system, active cruise control, heads-up display and range of apps will make this vehicle a must purchase in the auto market.
2017 BMW X1 takes a step ahead to attain a sporty design and aggressive overall appearance. The vehicle will not come with reduced height alongside changes to lower rocker panels, front fascias and rear fascias. Its width has increased so as to accommodate broader fenders, and there are also expectations of having aero tuning elements similar to that of M3. The wheels of this car will be of split-spoke variety that is usually found on other M series models. As far as exterior visual goes, you will not be disappointed.
BMW X1 2017 Release Date and Price
Due to lack of official statements, we can only conclude that the upcoming BMW X1 2017 will not cost more than what the current generation does. You can expect a starting price ranging from $31,000 to $34,000. Release will most likely be towards the end of 2016 alongside its competitors such as Mercedes Benz GLA , AUDI RS Q3, etc.