BMW reveals the new X1

Production Cars 5 Jun 2015
BMW reveals the new X1

The second generation of the successful model, sold in more than 730,000 units, offers improved technical features, a new look more in line with the X family and a more spacious cabin.


Set to go on sale on October 2015, the new model has grown in height compared to its predecessor (+53 mm), which has helped increase the spaciousness of the interior. And its significantly raised seating position (+36 mm at the front, +64 mm at the rear) optimizes the driver’s view out over the road.

2016 BMW X1 - Design Sketch

 

1st vs 2nd generation BMW X1 - Design Comparison

Compared with the outgoing model, the new X1 has more rugged proportions, with a focus on its road planted stance.

2016 BMW X1 xDrive20d

The side view is characterized by the bold, rectangular wheel arches – typical BMW X models- and muscular fenders.

1st vs 2nd generation BMW X1 - Design Comparison

At the rear the surfaces feature a different treatment and the tail lights  have been shaped differently, with a T-graphics rather than a L-shaped design like in the 1st gen X1.

1st vs 2nd generation BMW X1 - Interior Design Comparison

Inside, the dashboard look has been revised: it has a more linear design and the 8.8-inch, Control Display has a freestanding position. Among the onboard equipment is a Head-Up Display system.

2016 BMW X1 - Interior Design Sketch

Knee room in the rear has increased by 37 mm in standard specification and by up to 66 mm with the optionally adjustable rear seat, while the 505-liter boot capacity is 85 liter larger than that of its predecessor.

(Source: BMW)

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