The 2020 BMW X1 is about to come with a palette of interesting changes. Compared to the original model, the current second generation appears, feels and rides far better. It is one of the best subcompact crossovers around, praised for not just good driving dynamics but also lots of practicalities as well. By way of instance, this model offers the class-leading cargo quantity, which isn’t something you’d expect from a vehicle with this badge. The company wants to maintain this position on the market. Thus there is an update about to come.
The new BMW X1 2020 will come with a nice number of novelties. First of all, there is a new look, which will include changes in several areas. Additionally, relying on changes on the inside, such as new infotainment display and a few more additions. Finally, new powertrain options seem possible as well. Considering the update, the launch will probably be scheduled for some earlier date than usual. Most likely, this crossover will reach the market sometime in the third quarter of the year. Despite plenty of changes, the 2020 BMW X1 will maintain base characteristics familiar.
2020 BMW X1 Changes
This model rides on the company’s familiar UKL2 platform and, unlike the first model, features front-wheel-drive design. However, such design doesn’t discontinue this crossover to be one of the most exciting models in the class to drive. The following year won’t bring changes in mechanisms. On the other side, we rely on a nice number of visual upgrades. The testing model has been spotted and it seems easy to notice that areas will suffer, judging on the camouflage. Of course, most of them will come at front.
Some tweaks are predicted to the front bumper as well. When it comes to headlights, rely on the same contour, but different design on the interior. The other end of the vehicle will also get a couple of novelties. The top will be on the rear end, which is going to come with some minor reshapings. Count on a new exhaust as well. Some revisions to the taillights and tailgate are possible too. Rest of the crossover will probably remain the same. However, count on these typical updates, regarding new color choices, new wheels designs etc.
Interior Design and Features
The cabin of 2020 BMW X1 will even arrive with a couple of changes. The most significant ones will be at the center pile, where we are just about to see a new touchscreen, together with a couple more tweaks. There is also a possibility to see a new digital device cluster, likely offered as optional. The remainder of the cottage will probably stay the same, and this is a good thing. This is one of the best cottages in the section, for many reasons.
Soft-touch surfaces are all around the cabin. Only the most basic trimming comes with simulated leather upholstery, although the rest of the lineup is distinguished by genuine leather. Chairs are massive and supportive. Surprisingly, rear seats aren’t that tight at all. Two mature men can accommodate quite comfy. Keep in mind that we are talking about a subcompact crossover.
Surprisingly for something that wears”BMW’ badge, this crossover features the largest cargo area from the class. You can depend on more than 27 cubic feet behind rear seats, while the overall capacity goes around pretty impressive 59 cubic feet. The list of standard technology features will be impressive as well. As we mentioned, there is a new touchscreen to come, whereas the list of future new standard features includes things like Wi-Fi hot spot, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound system, advanced smartphone integration like Apple CarPlay etc..
2020 BMW X1 Engine
Presently, the X1 comes with various engines at the offer. Regrettably, the North American version includes only one. It is a renowned 2.0-liter turbo-four, which delivers around 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, which is a quantity of electricity making it one of the fastest crossovers in the section. This small crossover requires around 6.5 minutes to get to 60 mph.
For the 2020 BMW X1, there is an opportunity to see a hybrid variant in the offer as well. It should be the same system that powers the version for the Chinese market, which is based on a three-cylinder 1.5-liter gasoline engine. It is a plug-in hybrid powertrain with an entire amount of electricity of around 220 hp and 285 pound-feet of torque. Also, it comes with a 10.7-kWh battery, which supplies an all-electric range of approximately 37 miles.
Release Date and Price
As we mentioned, the 2020 BMW X1 should reach the market sometime in the third quarter of the year. The price probably will not change too much, so base models should go around 34.000 bucks.