BMW is currently developing a luxury crossover SUV vehicle that is going to appease most modern car buyers. This new vehicle, called the 2017 BMW X1 will have some of the old features but by and large it will go through a thorough transformation. Let’s have a look at what we might expect from it.
2017 BMW X1: Design and Upgrades
This new, second generation 2017 BMW X1 is going to have a sporty design that is further accentuated by aggressive styling and lower ride height. The rear and front fascias will go through a change and the same goes for lower rocker panels. A split grille along with contemporary headlamps will accentuate the look of the car. There will also be broader fenders, along with specially made aero-tuning elements such as door mirrors that resemble those of M3. We also expect that it will have wide split-spoke wheels which can add more volume to the car. The car will also have new exhaust pipe and bumpers.
The 2017 BMW X1 will receive a number of upgrades that make it in line with the other contemporary BMWs. This will include a new steering wheel that comes with an M-mode button, numerous M-specific instrument gauges and supportive seats. There are also going to be Alcantara leather inserts along with high-end metal trim on the remaining parts of the cabin. A 6.5-inch touchscreen along with dashboard will offer many infotainment features.
Although the BMW X1surely does come with its own set of safety features, but it still lags behind other cars of the same genre. It has seat belts, automatic airbags, a rearview camera, hill-start and downhill assists, park distance control and parking assistance that makes use of ultrasonic sensors.
2017 BMW X1: Engines
The new BMW X1 is going to come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces a torque of 258 lb-feet and 228 horsepower. It is also going to be fitted with an 8-speed dual clutch automatic transmission and all wheel drive option. While it is still too soon to tell, there are rumors to suggest that a second engine might be fitted to the 2017 BMW X1. If so, then it is probably going to be a V-6 engine. A vehicle with a rear wheel driving system is also likely to be on the way. The vehicle will most likely have a very high acceleration rate that allows it to go from 0 mph to 60 mph within 5.5 seconds.
2017 BMW X1: Price and Release
The 2017 X1 is likely to face competition from 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG and 2015 Audi RS Q3. While the pricing for the 2017 BMW X1 has not been finalized yet, we can expect that the basic 2-wheel drive models will come at a price of $31,200 and the 4-wheel drive models will come for $33,000. The upper models can come with higher price tags which can go up to about $50,000. This SUV will most likely hit the market by the end of 2017.