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  • 2020 BMW X1 xDrive25e

    The 2020 BMW X1 xDrive25e teams a small gasoline engine with a 95-hp rear-mounted electric motor for 220 hp and all-wheel drive.

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    2020 BMW X1 preview

    BMW's popular X1 compact crossover SUV has just been made even better.

  • 2020 BMW X1 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW X1 spy shots

    BMW engineers have been spotted testing a prototype for an updated X1 due on sale next year as a 2020 model. When it was introduced for 2016, the second-generation X1 brought a much more handsome look than its frumpy predecessor, though it also switched to a front-wheel-drive platform in the...

  • 2016 BMW X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance (Chinese spec)
    BMW X1 gets plug-in hybrid option in China

    BMW’s second-generation X1 is a huge improvement over its predecessor, if you can look past its front-wheel-drive shortcomings. It’s currently offered with only one powertrain in the United States—a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4—but more are coming, including possibly a...

  • Long-Wheelbase BMW X1
    BMW builds long-wheelbase X1 for China

    BMW has been cranking out its X1 compact crossover since 2009, when it debuted for the 2010 model year. The X1 has proven exceedingly popular as global sales of the model have topped 800,000 units. Over 200,000 of those sales came by way of the Chinese market, and it's where BMW will launch a...

  • 2016 BMW X1  -  First Drive  -  April 2016
    2016 BMW X1 first drive review

    The new 2016 BMW X1 is, for the most part, a very good car. Yet there’s a big asterisk to this: It just doesn’t feel much like a BMW. In this age when executives and product planners wax poetic about preserving the “brand DNA”—seemingly to no end—this feels like...

  • 2016 BMW X1 seven-seater spy shots – Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    BMW has already taken the wraps off its second-generation X1 compact crossover but there’s a new seven-seat variant that’s yet to be revealed. This may look like one of the many prototypes that we previously saw for the five-seat X1, but if you look closely you’ll notice that this particular tester is longer. Comparing the latest prototype with official photos of the five-seat X1, the roof is longer and flatter, the rear section is taller, and the wheelbase has clearly been stretched. The shape of the side glass also appears unique to each vehicle. Inside, there should be...

  • Patent drawing for BMW X1 long-wheelbase model - Image via PC Auto
    2016 BMW X1 Long-Wheelbase Model Revealed In Patent Drawings

    BMW is working on a long-wheelbase version of its second-generation X1 compact crossover that we’ve already spied in prototype form. The vehicle is expected to offer third-row seats, but given its small stature we’re not expecting it to be made available in the United States. Instead...

  • 2016 BMW X1
    2016 BMW X1 Priced From $35,795

    BMW’s second-generation X1 compact crossover goes on sale this fall as a 2016 model and with starting price of $35,795, including a $995 destination charge. That’s up a substantial $3,945 on the starting price of the outgoing model, though it should be noted that xDrive all-wheel-drive...

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    2016 BMW X1 Preview

    The current BMW X1 only reached U.S. shores in 2012, but overseas the compact crossover has been on sale since 2009. That’s why BMW is already introducing a new model, which has been revealed in full ahead of a likely debut at September’s 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. A sales launch has...

  • 2016 BMW X1 spy shots – Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2016 BMW X1 Spy Shots

    The BMW X1 only reached U.S. shores in 2012 but overseas it’s been on sale since 2009. The vehicle received a host of updates for the 2015 model year, but these will be the last such updates before an entirely new model is introduced in the next six to 12 months, a prototype for which has...

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    Report: BMW readying X1-based X2 coupe-like crossover

    Earlier today we brought you a new set of spy shots of BMW’s upcoming X4, a second coupe crossover the automaker is working on to join its existing X6 in the coming year. However, in the not too distant future we could be seeing a third such vehicle wearing the BMW roundel. According to a new...

  • 2015 BMW X1

    BMW's smallest crossover will show off a host of updates at January's 2014 Detroit Auto Show--perhaps the last such updates before an entirely new model goes on sale in 2016. The 2015 BMW X1 will gain new exterior accents, some refinements to the interior and equipment updates to maintain its popularity for the coming year. These start with a set of new air intake vents in the front apron, a new design of 17-inch alloy wheel with a V-spoke design, and standard daytime running lights. BMW has also seen fit to offer a new shade of Sparkling Brown metallic paint to the exterior color chart...

  • 2014 Zinoro 1E, 2013 Guangzhou Auto Show
    BMW’s Chinese Brand Zinoro Launches X1-Based 1E Electric Crossover

    BMW and its Chinese partner Brilliance recently announced plans to launch a new brand called Zinoro, which is focused on electrified vehicles or “new energy vehicles” as they are referred to in China. Earlier today, at the 2013 Guangzhou Auto Show, the first Zinoro vehicle was unveiled...

  • Zinoro crossover prototype based on the BMW X1
    BMW X1-Based Crossover To Be First Model From China's Zinoro

    About a month ago it was revealed that BMW and its Chinese partner Brilliance were on the verge of establishing a new brand for the Chinese market to be called Zinoro. At the time, we reported that Zinoro was focused on eco-friendly vehicles and would launch in November a new electric car as its...

  • BMW Concept K2 Powder Ride Edition
    BMW Hits The Slopes With X1 Powder Ride Special Edition

    BMW will launch a special edition X1 aimed at winter sport fans that comes complete with a set of skis developed by K2.

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    BMW Hopes New AWD Offerings Will Boost Sales Above Rival Mercedes

    If you look at luxury car sales through August, the best-selling manufacturers are Mercedes-Benz, followed by BMW, followed by Lexus. Just like last year, when BMW beat Mercedes by just 2,715 sales over 12 months, it’s a very close race. For now, Mercedes-Benz has the year-to-date lead, with...

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    BMW X1 Raises Money For Nature Via Facebook

    The 2013 BMW X1 is the company's latest addition to its sport activity vehicle range, and while it shares much with the MINI Countryman and, in some ways, the BMW 3-Series, it is also the greenest of BMW's X vehicles. Accordingly, BMW is leveraging its relative eco-friendliness (the 2.0-liter...

  • 2013 BMW X1

    The BMW X1 is finally set to land in the U.S., with the luxury compact crossover due in showrooms this fall as a 2013 model. However, we now have the first details on the next-generation of the X1 due sometime in 2015. While the current model is based on the rear-wheel drive platform of the BMW 1-Series and is available with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configurations, the next-generation model is expected to adopt the UKL platform set to initially appear in the 2013 MINI Cooper and 2013 BMW 1-Series Gran Turismo. The UKL comes in front-wheel drive in its most basic form but has...

  • 2013 BMW X1
    BMW Launches 2013 X1 Crossover Configurator

    Lately, it seems that we’ve been plagued by overly-simple new car configurator sites. The Aston Martin Vanquish configurator, for example, allowed us to change paint colors and wheels, but not much else. Even Audi’s Allroad configurator was blissfully simple, thanks to a limited number...

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    2013 BMW X1 Configurator Launched, Three Trim Lines Available

    The 2013 BMW X1 is headed to the U.S. for delivery this fall, but now you can build one up to your ultimate specification on the official build page. Three model lines are available, differing in appearance and equipment much like the various lines available for the 2013 3-Series. The three lines...

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    2013 BMW X1 EPA Estimates, New Photos, On Sale This Fall

    We already knew the 2013 BMW X1 would be on sale this year, starting from $31,545, but now we have some more detail on the specifics. There's one thing that's still not quite specific, however: the exact on-sale date. BMW says today the X1 will arrive "this fall," but doesn't pinpoint the calendar...

  • 2013 BMW X1, 2012 New York Auto Show
    2013 BMW X1 Live Photos: 2012 New York Auto Show

    Turbocharged four-cylinder goodness in a more compact, X-flavored BMW? Yes, please. At least, it sounds like a good idea--we'll have a drive report for you later this year, but in the mean time, we're looking forward to the new 2013 BMW X1, fresh from seeing it in the sheet metal at the New York...

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    2013 BMW X1 U.S. Debut: New York Auto Show Preview

    The BMW X1 has already been taking to dirt roads and city centers in many other parts of the world for a while now, but we Americans are going to get our first taste of BMW's smallest crossover at the 2012 New York Auto Show this week. Coming in the fall of 2012 as a 2013 model, the new X1 gets...

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