The X1 is only a year old in the US but it would appear that BMW is already out testing its front wheel drive successor based off of the UKL platform. Yes the same platform that will underpin everything from the next generation MINI to the 1 Series. And that of course means it’ll be front wheel drive based.

Front wheel drive. Say it with me… front wheel drive. You’ll have to get used to it because this is just the beginning as all small BMWs below the 3 Series will eventually be moving to the platform.

Check out all the photos over at Worldcarfans.