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Finally BMW X1 to Adopt Front-Wheel Drive System in 2015

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BMW’s next generation SUV is expected in June next year with front wheel drive and all wheel drive forms and backed by robust engine line-up.

It is only fourteen months from now when the new X1 will make an appearance at the showrooms along with even more sporting X2 model. The all new SUV is the part of an extended range of future models and exclusively hosted by UKL1 platform, previously shared by MINI and 2-Series Active Tourer  models. This platform will bring a great change in the new X1’s mechanical layout with some great profitability in the rivals to allow scope for X2, which is planned to go on sale in 2016 in UK.

If we talk about BMW X1 engine line-up then you will have both diesel and petrol variants to buy from. All engine units will be offered in three-cylinder turbocharged layout and some of four-cylinders without turbocharging. Petrol engines will range from 1.5 Litre, 3-cylinders with 136bhp for front wheel drive X1 sDrive18i, and 2.0 Litre 4-cylinder with 231bhp for xDrive25i version of X1.

 

BMW X1 interior 2014

BMW X1 interior 2014

 

The diesel engines are set to cover from a 114bhp 1.5-litre 3-cylinder for front-wheel-drive X1 sDrive16d to a maximum of 2.0-litre 4-cylinder for xDrive20d with 168bhp. A 148bhp 2.0 diesel in the sDrive18d is likely to be the best-seller due to its size and fuel stats.

“We’ve shortened up the bonnet, moved the windscreen forward and given the roofline additional slope towards the rear,” an official said. “The new model looks less like a small estate than today’s models. It is far more dynamic and sleeker in profile.”

BMW’s M division demonstrated that the company is developing a high-output variant of its parent company’s new B48 turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine. This new engine will crank out a maximum of 231bhp. However, detailed modifications to the induction system of this engine, together with other power-enhancing tweaks, this engine will produce well over 300bhp”. Nothing is official from the given details but it is predicted that 0-62 mph will go under 5.0 seconds and the top speed is limited to 155 miles per hour.

 

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