Small crossover X1 didn’t make wanted impact on market as it was expected. Some experts claim that is mainly because of its styling, which is not so great. However, German carmaker did not give up from its compact SUV and we will see new vehicle coming probably next year as 2018 BMW X1. Many changes are predicted for it, and this model should be much more attractive than its predecessors. Complete redesign is being prepared, and we still don-t know too much about powertrain options.
2018 BMW X1 redesign
New 2018 BMW X1 will be more like its bigger siblings X3 and X5. It is not going to be just a smaller version, because compact crossover is keeping its overall dimensions and exterior appearance, with some borrowed lines from two mentioned models. By that, X1 is going to take proven design and put it on lower class model. According to early info, new BMW crossover is going to be slightly shortened, but interior layout is revisited, so there is more room for head and legs. Ground clearance is enlarged for about 40 mm, which improves aerodynamics and skills of the vehicle on tougher terrains and bumpy roads.
2018 BMW X1 performance
There are going to be total of 4 engines offered for new 2018 BMW X1. One of these will be petrol and three diesels. German carmaker worked on mileage and new crossover will have great fuel economy, even maybe above 40 mpg. Also, emissions are cut, so this SUV can meet demands from USA laws. The 2018 X1 will need 6.6 seconds to reach 60 mph. Front-wheel drive is standard, while xDrive four-wheel drive is optional. Six-speed automatic transmission is prepared, while displacement of powertrain is still unknown.
2018 BMW X1 competition and release date
Compact crossover class will get many new and redesigned vehicles in next year or two. Among main rivals of 2018 BMW X1 will be Mercedes GLA and Audi Q3. There are other non-German companies, that will bring new models such as Evoque from Range Rover. All these crossovers will be available as 2018 year models, and premiere of the BMW X1 is expected during next year.