2013 BMW X1 Facelift was spy photographed

2013 BMW X1 Facelift was spy photographed

After having been on the market for two years, the X1, which is considered to be the BMW X3's smaller brother, is preparing its first facelift, one which is not expected to be seen in showrooms before 2013. The most recent spy photographs reveal the prototype as heavily camouflaged, however suggesting that the styling changes will focus on the front, while a re-sculptured bumper, tweaked kidney grilles, as well as new headlamps are likely to be added to the new vehicle. The changes on the outside are well rounded out by the new alloy wheel design and colors, exterior mirror housings together with a revised rear bumper. However, some minor updates are likely to be added in the interior. Concerning the powertrain, the engine range of the X1 was expanded by BMW with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel that delivers 163 HP and a peak torque of 330 Nm and a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol which produces an output of 184 HP and 270 Nm. BMW may present the first M variant of the X1 in the likes of the new X5 M50d and X6 M50d, integrating either a petrol or diesel engine, probably even both, due to the introduction of the M Performance sub-brand. The X1 was originally planned to be offered in North America last year, but the German car manufacturer has postponed its launch date to the end of 2012.
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