We bring you the first live look at the 2016 X1 (F48) prototypes. The F48 recently began its testing a couple of months ago 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 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 “UKL” platform and should be offered in both FWD and AWD models. The … CONTINUED
For Americans, it may seem way early to see next gen X1 prototypes, but here it is. As the current X1 has been in production in Europe since 2009, the next generation model should come in 2015-2016.
On the outside, the F48 X1 adopts a brawnier and stockier look, owing to a significantly shorter front end, shortened overhangs, and a taller and more upright greenhouse.
The next X1 will make the switch from RWD to FWD by riding on BMW’s FWD “UKL” platform, which will also underpin the next 1 Series and MINIs. However, like the current X1, the next generation model should also be offered with AWD transmission. The switch to FWD will allow for better packaging, less costly production and more interior space.
These are the first photos of what may be the next generation 2016 BMW X1 SAV.
Although the official details and images of the X1 M-sport package were recently announced, we bring you the first fully uncovered production X1 M-sport photos. Save for the unpainted front fender trim, this Lemans Blue X1 looks terrific in its M-sport aerodynamics package.
The X1 M-Sport Package includes:
* Sports Suspension
* 17-inch double-spoke M alloy wheels
* Optional 18-inch double-spoke M alloy wheels
* M aerodynamics package including M door sills and High Gloss Shadow line trim for the window surrounds and roof rails.
* New Colors: Alpine White, LeMans Blue, Black Sapphire Metallic, Space Gray, Vermillion Red, Mineral White
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Sharp eyed member twenzel spotted this X1 in Wilmington, NC. Past rumors had pointed to an official annoucement of the X1s US arrival during the LA Auotshow. Those rumors have now moved to the Detroit Autoshow next week. The exact date of this annoucement is still unknown, but lets keep hoping theres substance to these rumors and the car arrives stateside soon!
The X1 with M sport package continues its testing. The M sport aero package will consist of an M-sport front bumper, sideskirts, and rear bumper/diffuser. It is expected to be announced officially soon.
The X1 with M-sport package has been spotted during testing again, this time showing the 18″ M-sport wheel option. The BMW X1 M-sport will be officially announced soon according to insiders.
The X1 has been spotted out testing an M sport aero package, consisting of an M-sport front bumper, sideskirts, and rear bumper/diffuser. Also seen are M-sport wheels.