All-New BMW X1 Small SUV Leaked Ahead Of Time

We get an early look at BMW’s second generation X1 small SUV that will be available for the first time with both front and four-wheel drive.

These first official images come courtesy of Worldcarfans and the Germancarforum, ahead of a planned online debut later today and a market launch in the coming months.

BMW’s entry level crossover model abandons the (former) 3-Series platform to ride on the front- and all-wheel drive UKL1 architecture found on the German brand’s own 2-Series Active and Grand Tourer minivans, as well as the MINI hatchback.

It has also switched from a longitudinal to a transverse engine mounting, with the European lineup said to include 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesels with 150PS, 190PS and 231PS, and 2.0-liter inline-four petrols with 192PS and 231PS at launch. More engines, including base 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder petrol and diesel mills will be added to the range later on.

We’ll bring you all the official details and photos once BMW releases them.

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  • R1S0

    soooo…..shrunken X3. what a surprise.

  • Vincent

    Hm…..FWD…..Tiguan is a better choice

    • Ilbirs

      I’d say a more honest choice, because it doesn’t try to use the fame of a historically all-RWD brand to sell a FWD ride.

      • Akira

        The tiguan is probably the worst compact suv you could pick…

  • Lucas Hampel

    Light resemblance to the new Hyundai Tucson, which is a successful stylistic car and applause for the brand. Of course, BMW has that something extra.

  • gareth1989

    auto bild tv have put a video up on this on their youtube page

  • smartacus

    hold on to your old rwd X1

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