BMW is preparing to release its X1 generation which will come in 2016. The engineers are working hard so as to reveal this new crossover in its homeland during Frankfurt’s car show, and also make it the best crossover upon release. The company has already announced the styling changes and the engine modifications which will be manifested in this model. 2016 BMW X1 will be completely refreshed to include a plug in hybrid model, a new platform, new design and much more.
2016 BMW X1 EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR:
2016 BMW X1 will be built on a new platform known as UKL platform. This new platform will enable the car to use both the front and the four wheel drive. The four wheel drive will be made possible by the Haldex style multi plate clutch set up. This new platform shall allow the user to change the size and weight of the car. Its size and weight will also be reduced slightly by about 100kg less. Its new dimensions will be 176.5 inches in length, 70.8 inched in width and 60.8 inches in height. It will acquire some well chiseled lines which will provide minimum air resistance in addition to good aerodynamics. Moreover, its front part will appear more powerful and it will comprise of an impressive two part mask. The headlights will equipped with LED technology and they will acquire a more aggressive look. The 2016 BMW X1 is also likely to get a new third row seat.
Inside this car, it will come with the features which people are accustomed to seeing in every modern car. 2016 BMW X1 will come with comfortable seating arrangements with ample leg room. Its manufacturers understand that during a long journey, one has to stretch the legs in order to relax, this car is the perfect choice for people who love to go for road trips. In terms of technology, the 2016 BMW X1 will have modern features and services which include social media connectivity, synchronization and mobile connectivity among other incredible features which will make one’s trip livelier.
2016 BMW X1 ENGINE OPTIONS AND FUEL ECONOMY:
As for its engine, the present one will be dropped in favor of a more dynamic powertrain from the series 2 Active Tourer model. This new engine will include a turbocharged 1.5-liter three cylinder gasoline unit which shall generate 136 horsepower and 220 pound-feet of torque. There will be two more 2.0-liter four cylinder gasoline engines which will generate 184 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque and 231 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque consecutively. Again, the 2016 BMW X1 will have some optional turbo diesel engines. They include a 1.5-liter three cylinder generating 116 horsepower. There will also be two more 2.0 liter four cylinder diesel versions. These two will generate 150 hp and 330 lift of torque, and 184 hp and 380 lb-ft or torque. Furthermore, this model will be offered with a plug in hybrid version. This unit will be a combination of a 1.5-liter gasoline engine with an electric motor. This hybrid engine will be capable of transferring power to the front wheels, while the electric motor will transfer power to the rear wheels and lithium-ion batteries. This combination will generate 190 hp and an electrical autonomy of about 30 km.
2016 BMW X1 Price and Release Date:
Information from its manufacturers indicates that this model will be available in summer of 2015. As for the prices, they will vary depending on the available engine. The minimum price of 2016 BMW X1 is expected to be $ 40 000.