The F48 X1 will also make a departure from the current X1 by making the switch from RWD to FWD. It’s been built on BMW’s FWD “UKL” platform and should be offered in both FWD and AWD models. The UKL platform will also underpin the next generation 1 Series.
Why the switch to FWD? Typically, FWD allows for better packaging, less costly production and more interior space.
There are rumors that the X1 will be xDrive only in some markets, including for North America. Engines will … CONTINUED
It all started with an X. This letter was first used as a model designation for a BMW automobile as early as in the mid-1980s to indicate that it featured four-wheel drive technology. The car’s dual symmetry was the ideal allegory for the transmission of drive torque to all four wheels. 15 years ago, the letter X became the symbol of an entirely new vehicle category and, at the same time, of a very special form of driving pleasure. The BMW X5 made its … CONTINUED
The rumormill churns for the next gen M5/M6 returning to an all new V10 engine, and the introduction of a X1 M model and M5 Touring based off the upcoming G31 5 Series Touring?
We just got the first camouflage-free look at the next BMW X1′s front fascia (minus headlights) during hot-weather tests in the California desert.
Up until now, all X1s have had their entire front fascias covered in plastic panels, hiding all signs of its true front-end design treatment. Those panels impede airflow, however, so the test team wanted to get an accurate reading on the cooling performance of the production front-end in the 120-degree heat. They thought they could get away with a quick, camo-free run….but … CONTINUED
Development continues on the next generation (F48) 2016 BMW X1, slated for a 2015 release.
Compared to the E84, the F48 X1 features a shorter front end, shortened overhangs and a taller and more upright greenhouse. While some may mistaken the E84 X1 for a larger wagon, there’s no mistaking the upcoming F48 X1 as a compact SAV.
The F48 X1 will also make a departure from the current X1 by making the switch from RWD to FWD. It’s been built on BMW’s FWD … CONTINUED
PSI lined up their Sakhir Orange M4 and Valencia Orange X1 to give us a good look at how the two colors compare.
We’ve uploaded the first video of the BMW X1 (F48) testing on the Nurburgring. Check it out inside.
Autobild get closer with new BMW X1 rendering.
In some markets, including the North American market. The F48 X1 is going to be xDrive only.
This rendering is very close indeed. The front is very similar, with a dynamic sweep of the headlights. A feature on the next generation 7er, 5er and new X7.
And although it is shown as the M Sport in this render. The front fascia aligns with the new X family signature but looks more sporty to appeal to younger customers. The rear … CONTINUED
Sadly I am embarrassed to say yet another Montreal overpass has started to crumble. Happened a couple of blocks from my office. I can still see the news chopper hovering over the scene.
Luckily these two ladies in the X1 which I assume were the occupants weren’t hurt. Imagine it had fallen through the roof or windshield instead of the engine?
New F48 X1 video as of January 6, 2014. We bring you the first live looks at the 2016 X1 (F48) prototypes. The F48 recently began its testing in August-September and while still heavily camouflaged, the test mules reveal a brawnier and stockier look than the current E84 X1. Compared to the E84, the F48 X1 features a shorter front end, shortened overhangs and a taller and more upright greenhouse. While some may mistaken the E84 X1 for a larger wagon, there’s no … CONTINUED
Here’s a preview of what you should expect to see from the upcoming BMW model pipeline, covering everything from the F16 X6 to the G11/G12 7 Series.