BMW will use a FWD platform for the 2016 BMW X1

Posted on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 , 04:09:55 byEmil

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BMW will use a FWD platform for the 2016 BMW X1

We will soon have the opportunity to see a new development product coming from Bavarians from BMW. We are of course talking about the next generation BMW X1 crossover. For the moment, there are no available images with the model as the specialists are keeping a very low profile. For the moment, the carmaker keeps testing their new innovation and will reveal it at the right time. The smallest crossover to date received an update only last year, so this means three years after the launch date. We had the opportunity to see it for the first time in North America. The good news is that the manufacturer is now working on the development of its F48-codenamed successor. It seems that BMW will replace the rear-wheel drive platform of the current car with the new front-wheel architecture called by the manufacturer UKL1 which will be used with a lot of other cars, like for example, the future Mini, hatchback, Countryman and the rest, but also with the next 1-Series GT. In the end, you should know that the Germans offer the new compact crossover with front and all-wheel drive options, trying to please everyone. Under the hood, the new X1 will not come with a 6-cylinder unit, but will use a more comprehensive lineup of the 4-cylinder diesel and petrol unit. Also, on the list the ones interested in the model, will also have a new 1.5-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder engine. Nothing is for sure yet, but the new model might be available for purchase starting 2015, the same year the Bavarians will launch it. The date might vary depending on the region, of course.


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