2016 BMW X1 Release Date and Specs

Bavarian car manufacturer BMW is held  online presentation of the new 2016 BMW X1 crossover on June 3, 2015. The official presentation of the vehicles will be held in September 2015 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Then, the general public will be familiar with this new model. Already in October 2015, will begin sales of the new BMW X1.

2016 BMW X1 will be set up at the BMW UKL platform. On the same platform will be built and the new BMW Series 1. This platform includes the propulsion of vehicle to the front wheels. The new X1 will be designed with front-wheel drive. However, on offer will be the xDrive version with drive to all four wheels. Besides these two versions, BMW announced the new X1 Li model with long wheelbase. This model is intended primarily for customers in the China market.

2016 BMW X1 Changes

The first generation of model appeared in 2009 and was sold with remarkable success. Number of units sold exceeds 730,000. The new generation has the task to repeat the same success, or to surpass. Unlike previous model, the new generation has different dimensions. The new model is shorter than the previous one by 36 mm. On the other hand, the width of the vehicle is increased by 21 mm, while the height is increased by 53 mm. New dimensions of vehicle offer more space inside the cabin. Dimensions of the new model are 4,439 l/w 1,821/1,598 h, in mm. Wheelbase is 2,670 mm.

2016 BMW X1 release date


For creating the interior of the vehicle will be used better and more modern materials. The interior is decorated with three-spoke steering wheel, a large number of aluminum and gloss black details, and metallic accents. In addition, there are new infotainment system with 6.5” screen and head-up display. Compared to the previous generation, the boot capacity is increased by 85 liters, so it is now 505 liters. In the case of folding the second row seats, cargo space is 1,550 liters. Also, gross vehicle weight is reduced by 50 kg.

2016 BMW X1 Engines

We are already accustomed to BMW offers a number of different engines for its models. Neither the 2016 X1 is no exception. When sales begin, customers will be able to choose between several versions. On offer will be a 2016 BMW X1 sDrive 20i with 192 hp and 280 Nm, 2016 X1 xDrive 20i with the same engine, the 2016 BMW X1 xDrive 25i with 231 hp and 350 Nm, 2016 BMW X1 sDrive 18d with 150 hp and 330 Nm, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive 20d with 190 hp and 400 Nm, and the 2016 BMW X1 xDrive 25d with 231 hp and 450 Nm. For most models, will be a standard 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, while some models will be able to make an appointment with a new six-speed manual transmission.

Later will start the sale of two entry-level sDrive models. These are the 2016 X1 sDrive 16d and the 2016 X1 sDrive 18i. They will run three-cylinder 1.5-liter turbo engines. sDrive 16d will develop 116 hp and sDrive 18i will have an output of 136 hp. After these two models, the market will appear a model with a hybrid propulsion system, as well as the  X1 M model.

Price of 2016 BMW X1

BMW company has already announced the price for some versions of the new models. 2016 BMW X1 sDrive 18d with a manual transmission will be priced at 32,900 euros. The cheapest model with a 4×4 drive is the 2016 BMW X1 xDrive 20i with automatic transmission, which costs 37,600 euros.

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