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.
BMW previewed at the Paris Auto Show the future X1 with the Concept version of the SUV. The concept is a four-wheel drive model and that makes sense because all current BMW SUVs are four-wheel drive only. But now BMW announced that the production X1, set to be revealed in 2010, will be offered in both four-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive configurations.
The decision has been made because the company believes that weight savings and efficiency gains will persuade buyers to accept a rear-drive only version of the X1. The company is expected to offer the rear-drive X1 with four-cylinder 2.0-liter gas and diesel engines.
To differentiate it from the four-wheel drive X1, BMW is planning to introduce a new ‘sDrive’ badge. This will lead to a complicated naming structure, with model names like the BMW X1 18isDrive.
Larger-engined versions of the X1 will have four-wheel drive as standard, and will wear the same xDrive badge as the X5 and X6.
BMW revealed first official full video of the 2009 X1 Concept that made its world debut at the Paris Auto Show.
The X1’s design features typical of the brand additionally emphasise the unmistakable look and impact of the vehicle, the upright BMW kidney grille, dual round headlights cut off at the top, the large, almost square wheel cutouts, the black band stretching around the lower section of the vehicle, the distinctive contour line along the side and the horizontal lines at the rear again clearly confirming that this concept car is a genuine X model from BMW.
BMW officially unveiled today the X1 Concept -the world’s first Sports Activity Vehicle in the premium compact segment - that is set to be revealed at the Paris Auto Show.
Measuring 4,457 millimetres or 175.5" in length, the BMW Concept X1 is 108 millimetres or almost 4.3" shorter than the BMW X3. The wheelbase of the BMW Concept X1, in turn, measures 2,760 mm or 104.4".
Design features typical of the brand additionally emphasise the unmistakable look and impact of the vehicle, the upright BMW kidney grille, dual round headlights cut off at the top, the large, almost square wheel cutouts, the black band stretching around the lower section of the vehicle, the distinctive contour line along the side and the horizontal lines at the rear again clearly confirming that this concept car is a genuine X model from BMW.
The BMW Concept X1 comes on 19-inch light-alloy rims in high-quality innovative ten-spoke design again characteristic of BMW’s X models. The newly designed, twin-colour wheels add a special touch of urban sportiness and agility in particularly elegant style. The narrow spokes on the rims, in turn, are twisted slightly to the outside, while the rim bars are cut off at the front, proudly presenting the bright silver colour of polished aluminium.
The BMW X1 Concept will make its official debut at the Paris Auto Show, but the embargo has been broken and the first official images surfaced on the internet. At this point it, this is exactly what we expected from the spy shots and renderings we have been going through. Much of the shape suggests we are looking at a almost production ready version of the X1.
The X1 will be placed under the X3 and its main competitors will be Volkswagen Tiguan and Toyota RAV-4. Technical details has not been released yet, so stay tuned, they should be out soon.
BMW will unveil at the Paris Auto Show the X1 Concept, which should be almost production-ready version of the 1-Series based SUV. Until official debut in Paris here’s an official teaser of the concept. It’s not much to go on for right now, but stay tuned, Paris is only two days away!
BMW will unveil at the Paris Auto Show the X1 Concept, which should be almost production-ready version of the 1-Series based SUV. It seems BMW wants to get a little extra publicity before the show by offering this little teaser video.
It will be offered in both FWD and RWD versions. Under the hood there will be a range of four and six cylinder engines, in both diesel and petrol, but a four cylinder turbo petrol is also a possibility.
The X1 will first be offered on the European market an will be priced bellow the X3.
BMW will unveil two concept cars at the Paris Motor Show in October: the X1 SUV and a a near-to-production version of the Mini SUV. The X1 goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2009. The Mini SUV will go on sale in the second quarter of 2010.
BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer announced last September that both models would go into production. The X1 is based on the 1-series entry premium sedan and will be built at BMW’s Leipzig plant in eastern Germany. The Mini SUV will be outsourced to Austrian contract manufacturer Magna Steyr.
Both models will use engines existing in the 1 series and Mini models.
"The X1 will use the two highest spec gasoline and the two highest spec diesel engines from the 1 series. The Mini will use the engines from the Cooper S and the Cooper D," a source said.
BMW announced today that the future X1 SUV will be built at its Leipzig plant in Germany, which now assembles up to 700 cars a day. "The exact time point of production start and the market launch of the X1 will be revealed at a later date," the company said in a statement.
The next generation X3 will therefore be built in Spartanburg, along with the larger X5 and X6 premium SUVs, instead of at Magna’s contract carmaking unit, where it is currently still being produced.
BMW also announced it plans to invest more than 100 million euros ($155 million) in the Leipzig plant, where it assembles the 3 Series lower-premium sedan and the 3-door, cabriolet and coupe versions of the 1 Series entry premium sedan.
This makes about every eighth BMW brand vehicle a product of the Leipzig plant. The investment will mainly be used for a brand new stamping line expected to go online at the end of 2009.