New 2016 BMW X1 – Release Date and Info

2016 BMW X1 Release Date, Price, Specs, Interior – 2016 year will certainly mark the entry of the new mini SUV from the world-renowned German automobile giant. The new 2016 BMW X1 comes with a sportier design, enhanced roominess due to the FWD layout and an updated engine. But, the vehicle will also feature several downsides which include the FWD layout which might turn out to be a disappointment for old-school fanatics, it might also need more engines especially in the U.S.A, and it will be downright costly in its segment.

2016 BMW X1
2016 BMW X1

We can all reminisce that it has been almost 6 years since BMW entered the Sports Utility Vehicle segment. The good news are with us as the German automobile giant has just made headlines with the 2nd-gen version of the car that made Mercedes-Benz and Audi create the GLA and Q3 respectively.

2016 BMW X1 exterior, front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

For starters, the vehicle was first introduced in ’99 as the brand’s tiniest SUV and forth crossover after the likes of BMW X5, BMW X3, and the BMW X6. Notably, X1 gained respect in terms of good fuel economy, powerful engines, and impressive sedan dynamics.

2016 BMW X1 side angle, alloy wheels and tailpipe, white color

It has seen success in terms of sales with almost one million units having been sold globally last year alone. The new X1 will definitely have big shoes to fit in and it’s trying its best to outsmart its predecessor through creating a refreshed exterior, revamping its interior, and updating its engines.

2016 BMW X1 Leaked Photos – Exterior

As was expected, the new SUV from BMW sports a modern design with stylish finish that have been borrowed from the X5 and X3. Front wise, there will be a slightly larger grille and extended, restyled headlamps.

2016 BMW X1 side angle, white color, exterior, alloy wheels

Also, the new 2016 BMW X1 has received larger air intakes and larger fog lamps that have not only made the vehicle bigger than the previous model, but more assertive as well. Side wise, the vehicle seems similar to the model it is replacing from the waist line down. The side skirt seems identical to its predecessor, while the beltline still remains intact.

2016 BMW X1 front
2016 BMW X1 front

But, things are dissimilar from the waist up, with a bigger quarter window, a raked roofline, taller glass area, and a better sculpted tailgate.

2016 BMW X1 back
2016 BMW X1 back

Around back, there are comparatively bigger taillights, which look refreshed than in the previous model. Also, there is a stylish and modern sculpted bumper area and tailgate.

Interior Colors & Review – BMW X1 2016

Within the cabin, customers will discover a wholly restyled interior. And despite the vehicle coming with some carryover features, it will still factor in some evolutionary cues. What’s more, it will come with enough room for its passengers than its predecessors, and improved luggage volume as well. The legroom dimensions have been improved by 1.5” and a max of 2.6” with the standard specification and selective inclining aft seat respectively.

2016 BMW X1 interior
2016 BMW X1 interior

Also, the seat space has been increased by more than 2.5” at the rear and 1” at the front. The cargo volume has also been improved by about 15% when the aft seats have been folded flat.

2016 BMW X1 interior, leather seats

Moving on to the interior styling, the dash now features a sleek style due to the well-spaced A/C vents and “floating display”. The list of standard features includes a multifunction, a seven-speaker audio system, leather wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, and cruise control. The option list also includes a leatherette upholstery, an 8.8-inch display, a panoramic moonroof, Bluetooth connectivity, sunroof, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, and many more.

2016 BMW X1 trunk, cargo space

Engine Specs – 2016 BMW X1

Despite the fact BMW will be availing the new 2016 BMW X1 with a wide variety of powerplants in selected markets, in North America, the SUVs will be capped to a single diesel powertrain. Additionally, all United States bound X1s will come fitted with AWD, and will head to showrooms adorned in xDrive28i trim exclusively.

2016 BMW X1 engine

Powering the X1 will be a twin-turbocharged 2.0L, 4-cylinder engine rated at 228 hp and 258 pounds of torque. This will unfortunately account for a 12 hp decrease from its predecessor. But despite the power slump, the X1 still remains the undisputed sprinter in its segment with the capability of dashing from 0-60 miles per hour in an impressive 6.3 seconds and a top speed rated at 130 mph, but can optionally be improved to 143 hp.


Wheelbase: 8 ft. 9.1 in. (105.1 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 7.4 in. (175.4 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.1 in. (71.1 in.)
Passenger volume: 98 cu ft
Cargo volume: 27 cu ft
Curb weight: 3736 lb
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 6.3 sec
MPG: 22/32 mpg CTY/HWY
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Jet Black, Sparkling Brown Metallic, Dark Olive Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Price & Release Date of the New 2016 BMW X1

The expected price tag will set you back by around $33,000. More details on the release date will be posted soon.




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