The X1 was lunched in 2010 and is available in a 2-litre diesel and petrol engine. there is no 4WD option and this Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) Is the cheapest BMW in the country. Its competitors are the Honda CR-V, Chevrolet Captiva and the Mitsubishi Outlander.

The US market will finally get the smallest version in the X-Series line-up and it’s about time considering the Europeans have already been enjoying it for about three years. The 2013 X1 will be making its world debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show and will go on sale in Fall 2012 starting at a starting price of $31,545. For comparison, the X3 is currently the smallest X model on the US market and it is priced at $37,100.

The new 2013 BMW X1 will be offered in three trim levels: X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i, and the X1 xDrive35i. The first two levels will be powered by a 240 hp 4-cylinder engine, while the top version will get a 300 HP 6-cylinder inline engine. Both engines will be combined with an automatic gearbox and extensive BMW EfficientDynamics technology.

Compared to the previous model, the 2013 X1 has received some minor design upgrades at the front and rear of the vehicle, while the interior has received new colors and trims.

UPDATE 04/03/2012: This review has been updated with the official details and specs for the 2013 BMW X1.

UPDATE 05/03/2012: Today we have added about 100 new high res images to the BMW X1 picture gallery. Enjoy!

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2012 is shaping up to be the year when all of BMW ’s X-Series will be receiving small facelifts. But 2012 is also the year when BMW will be unveiling the first models of its new M Performance division. We have already seen the new M550d xDrive , the X6 M50d and the X5 M50d , but unfortunately none of these models will be offered in the USA.

And now, the latest rumors suggest that BMW will apply the same treatment for the X1 , and unlike its M brethren, this model will actually be offered in the US market. The new model will be called the X1 M35i xDrive and will arrive in the fourth quarter of 2012.

The new X1 M35i xDrive will be powered by the company’s latest four cylinder twin-turbo engine with the output increased to 320 HP. This engine will be combined with an M-tuned chassis and a reworked suspension, as well as the usual M Performance aerodynamic package that includes new front and rear aprons with large air intakes, a bespoke rear apron and, of course, a new set of wheels.

Source: xbimmers

BMW is readying yet another X1 variant for this year’s Fall lineup with the new X1 sDrive20d EfficientDynamics Edition. This new model will be powered by a four cylinder engine that delivers a total of 163 HP and delivers an average fuel consumption of 4.5 liters/100 km with a CO2 emission of only 119 grams per kilometer. With these numbers, the new model will become the most fuel efficient X model yet.

The engine for the new X1 has been optimized with a centrifugal force pendulum in the dual-mass flywheel, which compensates vibration experienced at low engine speeds, thus providing more riding comfort when the vehicle is driven within the economic low engine speed range. The gear-shift point indicator fitted as standard has been adapted to suit the new engine characteristics.

The new engine will also be combined with brake energy regeneration, Auto Start Stop function, electromechanical power steering, a disengageable air-conditioning compressor, and tires with reduced rolling resistance.

All told, the BMW X1 lineup will include three petrol and four diesel power units with power ranging from 143 to 245 HP.

Alongside the 1 Series hatchback , BMW is also preparing to make some changes for the smallest SUV in its lineup: the X1 . However, do not expect to see it happen until the 2015 model year.

As with the 1 Series models, the new X1 will focus on improving the SUV’s general look, cabin comfort and fuel consumption. As a result, the X1 will take inspiration from the latest models in the BMW lineup, like the 5 Series and 3 Series .

As for the interior, standard equipment will include all the latest BMW technologies, and most likely, the latest ConnectDrive technology will be offered for those interested.

As for the engines, BMW will keep the current engine lineup, but with modifications made in order to lower fuel consumption. Start-Stop, xDrive and other technologies like this will also be offered, while a hybrid version is a big possibility.

UPDATE 07/03/2012: British magazine Autocar has learned a few more things about the upcoming generation BMW X1. According to the magazine, the next X1 will drop the current rear-wheel-drive platform in favor of a new front-drive architecture which will be shared with the next 1-Series GT and the second-generation Mini Countryman. The new platform is known as the UKL (German for "Unter Klasse" or "entry level") and will be combined with a Haldex style multi-plate clutch. It will also be offered exclusively with four-cylinder engines.

Updated 07/14/2014: Today we created a very cool rendering for the future X1. Check it out after the jump.

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BMW announced the availability of the M-Sport package on the X1 series with the launch of the X1 xDrive28i . And the first market to actually offer it is the British one. In there the model will be priced at £26,615 OTR ($42,500 at the current exchange rates) for a BMW X1 18d sDrive M Sport and £27,710 OTR ($44,000 at the current exchange rates) for 18d xDrive M Sport.

The M Sport package will add 17-inch star-spoke M alloy wheels, chrome plated door sill finishers with M designation, High-gloss Shadowline exterior trim for the window surrounds, M Sport multi-function steering wheel, Sport seats and Anthracite headlining.

The BMW X1 xDrive18d and the BMW X1 sDrive18d are powered by a four-cylinder diesel engine that delivers 143 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque and sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 10.1 seconds and 9.6 seconds respectively , while top speed is 121 and, 124 mph respectively.

BMW announced the launch of a new engine, a 2.0-liter petrol engine, and the first model to be powered by it is the X1 xDrive28i. The new engine comes with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology featuring high-performance twin-scroll turbocharging system, High Precision Injection direct petrol injection with innovative solenoid injectors, and the latest further enhanced version of the BMW-patented VALVETRONIC variable valve control system.

The engine delivers an impressive 245 HP, but in the same time has a fuel economy of 35.7 mpg. It will be mated as standard with a with six-speed manual transmission or optionally with eight-speed automatic; extensive BMW EfficientDynamics features, including Auto Start-Stop function, xDrive all-wheel-drive system calibrated for optimized driving dynamics and Performance Control.

The new BMW X1 xDrive28i will go on sale this spring, and as a first for the X1 series it will be offered with M Sports package.

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Hartge may have a standard tuning kit to upgrade any of BMW’s SUV as we are seeing a small trend in the kits provided for the X-Series. Less than a year ago, Hartge came out with a kit that tickled the BMW X6 M with little enhancements and features. Now, Hartge has turned to all of the models in the BMW X1 line-up to slap on what little upgrades graced the BMW X6 M.

The packages are similar in that they both feature lightweight aluminum and some Hartge emblems to distinguish the vehicle as a Hartge Hartge -tuned creation. The BMW X1 models will receive a three-spoke leather steering wheel with aluminum emblem, a two-part aluminum set of pedals for the automatic version, and aluminum footrest. The list of features goes on to include a stainless-steel rear silencer with round tail pipes, a set of sports springs that lowers the car by 30 mm, a set of 20" wheels, and a set of emblems for the bonnet and tailgate.

In terms of engine upgrades, Hartge has increased the output of the base model - the 18d - by 36hp which brings the total to 179hp and 350 Nm of torque. The result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds, and a top speed of 134 mph. The xDrive20d’s output has been increased with a total of 32 HP and 65 NM of torque. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in 7.2 seconds and top speed goes up to 142 mph.

Press release after the jump.

AC Schnitzer revealed today the first details on a new customization program for the X1 SUV, offering both performance and handling upgrades, but also a new styling. Official debut will be made in March at the Geneva Motor Show.

The exterior package includes: front spoiler and rear skirt extension, a new rear roof spoiler, engine bay venting, AC Schnitzer Bonnet Vents, chromed center webs and new 19" wheels in 5 double spokes design.

The BMW X1 xDrive23d has been upgraded to 240 HP and the 2.0 d and 1.8 d units to 210 and 171 HP respectively.

Press release after the jump.

Even if the German automaker just launched the BMW X1 , the compact crossover is already undergoing its first round of changes. Even though the sheet metal will remain the same, as of March 2010 BMW will offer the smaller CUV with two new fuel efficient power plants and a few new colors like: Space Grey, Cashmere Silver, Tasman, Sparkling Bronze, and Graphite Blue metallic to dress up the diminutive sport activity vehicle.

The X1 sDrive18i which will be powered by a 150 HP gas burning four cylinder and the new BMW X1 xDrive25i will have a straight six under the hood cranking out a total of 218 HP. Thanks to BMW’s VALVETRONIC variable valve management system, double-VANOS powered camshaft timing and the DISA adjustable length intake manifold; the manual version of the sDrive18i can get from 0 to 60 MPH in 9.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 125 MPH. Meanwhile the slush box equipped X1 is a bit slower to 60 MPH, getting there in 10.4 seconds and topping out at 124 MPH. The more powerful xDrive25i features an integrated all wheel drive system standard and a six speed automatic transmission. The six cylinder sprints from 0 to 60 MPH in 7.9 seconds and will reach a top speed of 138 MPH.

Press release after the jump.

The LEGO BMW X1 has now been completed, and while there’s a stark difference from a real X1 – for starters, it doesn’t move – it does look remarkably similar to the real one.

Over 800 children between ages 5 to 13 years old – with the help of some BMW staff – worked on the project over the course of four days. It’s a remarkable feat for these young ones, a lot of whom worked tirelessly to create this 165,000 LEGO blocks masterpiece.

We especially like the BMW badge nestled on the front of the X1, which adds a touch of realism to the finished product. Good work kiddos!

Source: BMW Blog

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