BMW will launch the 2016 X1 with updated exteriors and interiors. The engines will be shared with the 2-Series Active Tourer with new engines coming in at a later date.

2016 BMW X1 Spied
The new X1 looks like a mini version of the current BMW X3

The BMW X1 has been on sale since 2010 and the station-wagon got an update in 2013. The X1 has started to look pretty much outdated now at a time when rivals are coming up with better offerings. To up the game, BMW will be launching the next generation X1 in 2016 and the vehicle has been finally spied in China without any camouflage. The X1 will get significant cosmetic changes on the outside, while the interiors will continue to remain typical BMW style with some design changes and feature additions thrown in. The new X1 will be unveiled towards the end of 2015 and it will be launched in India in 2016, competing with the Mercedes GLA, Audi Q3 and Volvo V40.

On the front fascia of the new X1, we notice that BMW has increased the size of the twin kidney grilles and made them considerably larger. The front bumper is also all-new and gets redesigned fog lamp housings and a slightly bigger air dam. The new face of the 2016 X1 quite resembles the current generation X3. Moving to the rear, the X1 gets new tail lamps, a slightly tweaked bumper and a new license plate housing. The new rear also looks like a mini-X3. The alloy wheels look great and this design is available even now as an optional extra.

On the mechanical front, reports suggest that the 2016 BMW X1 will share its powertrains with the 2-Series Active Tourer. The X1 will get a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine giving out 136 HP of power and 220 Nm of torque apart from the 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine giving out 231 HP of power and 350 Nm of torque and a 2.0-litre four-cylinder oil-burner that produces 150 HP of power and 330 Nm of torque. The 2016 X1 is based on BMW’s new front-wheel drive platform but the company will offer the xDrive all-wheel-drive system as optional on certain variants and standard on powerful variants.

2016 BMW X1 Front
The kidney grilles and air dam have grown in size compared to the present model
2016 BMW X1 Nomenclature
2016 X1 will follow the company’s new nomenclature; here is the xDrive 25 Li
2016 BMW X1 Rear
The vehicle will be unveiled in 2015-end and will be launched in 2016

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