One of the most popular SUVs from BMW is coming to the market with partial redesigns and significant improvements in performance, fuel economy and overall comfort. This coming of age 2016 BMW X1 from the German automaker will be a host to a wide range of technological upgrades. It will ensure comfortable and entertaining rides while maintaining most of the high-class and flamboyant visuals of its predecessor. We are receiving reports that engineers are leaving no stone unturned because of their plans to feature this vehicle in the upcoming car show in Frankfurt, Germany.
2016 BMW X1: Redesign Exterior and Interior
Due to the use of aluminium and carbon fibre, we can expect this car to lose some weight and result in better fuel economy and increased car handling and driving mechanics. There will be minor changes in overall visuals of the car and will have better aerodynamic shape. Next generation 2016 BMW X1 will bear great resemblance to its big brother X5 and will have a refreshed new grille style and modern day front and backlighting designs. Whether or not the lights come with LED technology is yet to be seen. There is also speculation that the company might prepare a hybrid version and will come with further improved facilities.
The trunk and passenger space is likely to remain the same because of BMW’s new design language. The technical features are also expected to receive an overhaul with improved connectivity features like integrated Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The new 2016 BMW X1 could also be available in a different variant with an additional row of seats and increased trunk space. There could also be a longer wheelbase version according to speculations.
2016 BMW X1: Engine and Fuel Economy
Contrary to previous reports, we have now received information that 2016 BMW X1 will not be powered by a 6 cylinder engine. Instead of that, the entire range of engines is now expected to run on 2.0 turbo engine with direct injection. The powerful engines will be capable of generating up to 300 hp, which is at par with the company’s rivals such as Mercedes and Audi.
We recently discovered that the engines of offer are all related to its first generation and comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox, in addition to another eight-speed, automatic gearbox systems. The car will allow for a four wheel drive and have greater fuel economy because of its refined aluminium body and upgraded engine characteristics.
2016 BMW X1: Release Date and Price
Although no confirmations have yet been made regarding both price and release date, we expect the price of 2016 BMW X1 to be higher than its previous model because of all the improvements and changes. The car might cost around $ 40 000 to $ 50 000. We still await official confirmation of its release date. Usual as always, the competitors of this robust SUV will be from its very own turf. It will to head-to-head with other German brands such as Audi and Mercedes. We will keep you up to date with all the latest development in this section as soon as they become available.