New spy-shots of the upcoming 2015 BMW X1 have surfaced online, showing more design elements, although the Bavarian crossover is being kept under heavy camouflage.
BMW X1 was spied again, this time showing the definite front and rear lamp units. As fas as we can tell from the images in the photo gallery, the model seems to have adopted an evolutionary design.
In this respect, the 2015 BMW X1 received a proeminent front grille, a sloping roofline and some additional plastic body cladding. Although any other details are quite hard to spot, we can also see a tailgate-mounted spoiler and a dual exhaust system.
Moreover, the crossover will confront its Mercedes-Benz GLA rival by looking larger than its precedessor, which means we should expect a more spacious interior, which basically translates into additional rear seat legroom.
There aren’t many details about the new BMW X1 at this moment, but it is expected to ride on the UKL platform that underpins the MINI Cooper and BMW 2-Series Active Tourer.
This means that front-wheel drive will be offered as standard, while clients will have to pay extra for the optional all-wheel drive system. In terms of engines, the 2015 X1 could use a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine developing 136 hp, a 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder with outputs of 184 and 231 hp, plus a 2.0-litre diesel engine producing 150 and 190 hp.