EThe X1 has become the gateway to the ever-expanding BMW SUV or SAV (Sport Activity Vehicles), as it is called the brand – with a suggestion similar to that of his big brother, the X3, but on a smaller scale and price. Sales are accompanied especially by this second generation, but with almost three years on the market, the time of the first is an update is approaching.
It is well known that the company in Munich is already working on a facelift, as shown by some images of masked test units that are broadcast on the internet and in the BMW forums, but as is often the case in these cases, the drain ended with surprise. : At least one or two Chinese websites published some photos of the upgraded X1 without any camouflage, probably introduced during his homologation.
Washing the face is obvious, although it does not change the original design of the jeep. First, the new grid with kidney chrome and much more bulky, as it is applied in other brand models – without the exaggeration of the new series 7 and X7 – stands out. He also reworked the bumper that lost the circular fog lights and now has a black mask at the edges and a larger central air inlet giving a more aggressive image to the front of the car. Headlights also received an update in their interior design, with more straightforward moves and LED lighting.
There are no significant changes in the countries – except for the new aluminum wheels – or in the rear, where only the interior design of the headlamps has been modified, also by Led and a style similar to X2 or X3.
No photos of the interior are being filtered yet, although no major changes are expected, except for the instrument tool that probably includes the digital display configured by the Series 8 premiere, which is also known for the new series. 1, which shares the UKL platform.
Mechanically, the planned innovation is the addition of a plug-in hybrid version whose features have not yet been revealed, as well as the more sporty version -M35 powered by the 2.06 TwinPower Turbo that already uses X2 and will be Top of Range of the Series 1.
The X1 official presentation should take place in the coming months. According to estimates by some European media, the date chosen by BMW will be the Frankfurt Motor Show, which will take place between 12 and 22 September.