The next-generation BMW X1 is close to its completion but all we can see for now is a camouflaged version of it. Judging by the latest spy photos, the new BMW model is going to be introduced in 5- and 7-seat versions. Still, the compact seven-seater will be only offered in USA, Russia and China.

Interestingly enough, the new X1 will adopt a highly evolutionary design while under the hood it will receive a UKL1 platform. The same engine line-up is the heart and the soul of several MINI models and is also fitted in the new 2-Series Active Tourer.

In relation to this, the 2016 BMW X1 lineup will be revealed with three- and four-cylinder engines, in gasoline and diesel variants. The most powerful among these versions is expected to be a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder unit which will be able to produce about 231 HP. The two 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel engines are said to generate 150 and 184 HP respectively.

What is more, there is going to be a standard six-speed manual transmission as well as an eight-speed automatic option with paddle shifters. Front-wheel drive will be standard but some models will be available with an xDrive all-wheel drive system as an option.

Source: automedia.investor