The X1 is being re-imagined as a front wheel drive small crossover based on the UKL platform. That means it should be cheaper to produce, more efficient and offer more interior volume. It also means it’s front wheel drive. Oh right we said that. Regardless it deserves mention again as BMW’s second front wheel drive model in its history.
The 2016 X1 will come optional with the new 1.5L three cylinder and 2.0L four cylinder engines found in the current MINI range. Also planned is a plugin hybrid drivetrain that will be shared with the MINI Clubman.
Look for the X1 to debut early next year and be in showrooms in a year’s time.