Slated for launch in early 2016, 2016 BMW X1 is built of ultra high tensile steel which has resulted in lower vehicle weight while enhancing rigidity and strength. Its hood, bumper supports and wheel hubs are made of light weight aluminium further reducing weight while this mix of metals brings with it better agility, lower vibrations and enhanced safety.
Second generation BMW X1 weighs a total of 3660 pounds (1660 kgs) which is 66 pounds (30 kgs) lighter than its predecessor. It measures 36mm shorter than its earlier counterpart but sees increase in width by 21mm and increase in height by 53mm due to which interior space is more than before. 2016 BMW X1 measures 4,439 mm in length, 1,821 mm in width, 1,598 mm in height and 2,670 mm in wheelbase. Boot space is also increased by 85 liters to a total of 505 liters.
On board equipment sports a BMW ConnectedDrive infotainment system with heads up display, BMW iDrive controllers and a 6.5” or optional 8.8” monitor offering access to BMW apps, remote services and traffic updates. Safety features include lane departure warning, speed limiters, automatic high beam, frontal collision warning and pedestrian alerts along with city collision mitigation and parking assist.
2016 BMW X1 will receive both petrol and diesel engine options along with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. These new engines are more fuel efficient and low on auto emissions as compared to older X1’s engines. At launch, the new X1 will get three diesel and 2 petrol engines (all 2.0 four cylinders). Diesel power ranges from 150 PS to 231 PS, while petrol power is from 192 PS to 231 PS.
To be launched in Europe first, 2016 BMW X1 is expected to come to India by early 2016 (probably at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo). Here, it will be sold via the CKD route, and will be assembled at the BMW India plant in Chennai. Here, it will only get 2.0l diesel engine, which is also seen on the existing X1.