Very soon we could expect to see revealed the new 2016 BMW X1. This remarkable Bavarian SUV is coming with many new features, refreshments and innovations.
New body look and redesign of interior
Like we have already said, this amazing German will come with many changes and improvements. 2016 BMW X1 is the second generation of this great SUV. First we shall start with the platform. New 2016 BMW X1 comes underpinned with the new platform. It means it won’t share the same platform with BMW’s current passenger cars. New platform this time it comes with FWD architecture. Exterior of the 2016 BMW X1 has suffered redesign of its dimensions. When talking about dimensions, we have to say that the new 2016 BMW X1 is coming slightly shorter and also taller than its predecessor. Now there is more space inside the cabin and inside the cargo space too. Driving will be much pleasent and comfortable this way. The new BMW X1 will be able to accommodate up to seven passengers. Both front and rear end of the vehicle have been redesigned and improved. Its windshield has also suffered redesign. Now it stretches forward all the way to the front wheel arches. Also we can see changes made on its front and rear overhangs which have grown. All these changes have made better aerodynamic performances of this great SUV. The new 2016 BMW X1 is also coming with weight reduction. With the usage of lightweight materials like aluminum, carbon fiber and other, it will be lighter than its predecessor by 65 pounds. This way its general performances will be improved, but not that much as expected. On the front end we shall also find redesigned headlights and new front grille. Headlights will be adaptive and improved with LED technology. 2016 BMW X1 comes with redesigned interior too. Innovations in this segment are the new power-folding rear seats as well as the hands-free operation for the power liftgate. With these there are available and many other interesting features like: lane-departure warning, forward-collision warning, automated parking, class-leading and many more. Also there are and BMW’s ConnectedDrive app with integration of iHeartRadio, Twitter, Spotify and Facebook.
2016 BMW X1 powertrain
So, the new 2016 BMW X1 is moving to FWD and obviously, it is not going to keep the current engine from its predecessor. For the U.S. market there will be available 2.0 – liter four-cylinder power unit. This engine is capable to produce 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Also, for the U.S. market there will be available only eight-speed automatic transmission, although a six-speed automatic will be also available but in some weaker models. On the other hand, in Europe will be available and other engine options. These engines include diesels, three-cylinders and a three-cylinder diesel which is capable to produce 114 horsepower. The new 2016 BMW X1 will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6,3 seconds, and its top speed is 130 mph (143 mph optionally).
Price, competitors and release date
2016 BMW X1 is going to hit the showroom floors sometime this fall (U.S. market). Expected price of this stunning SUV will be in range from $47,000 to $53,000. This new handsome German will meet many new competitors on the market. Some of them will be the Audi Q3