2021 BMW X1 Styling Will Be Inspired by the New Generations of the X3 and X5 Models

2021 BMW X1

The new image sets of 2021 BMW X1 has been just released. From them, the upcoming German’s small crossover SUV looks refreshed and it will bring many improvements. If you didn’t know, the BMW X1 started its journey back in 2009 and until now it received a few complete redesigns.

According to the Germans media, BMW will present the new generation of the X1 model later this year. As before styling of X1 will be inspired by the new generations of the BMW X3 and X5 models. However, we should mention that the new model will come with slightly larger dimensions than before.

2021 BMW X1 side

2021 BMW X1 First Look

The latest 2021 BMW X1 is the crossover SUV that will host refreshed look. This model at first glance is more attractive than before and it wears the same design language as the models X3 and X5.

Generally, this SUV will be a carryover with some small outside modifications. As a carryover model, we don’t expect some significant updates and changes. The most noticeable changes will happen upfront. The new X1 now hosts a larger BMW double-kidney grille with a big dose of growth hormone. The front bumper is also unique, with sharp creases and larger openings that give a more aggressive stance. On top of that, the more intelligent LED headlights, fog lights, short overhangs, and swooping roofline complete the upgrades.

2021 BMW X1 interior

Inner Upgrades

Inside, the upcoming 2021 BMW X1 crossover SUV will continue with its clutter-free design that includes an 8.8-inch dash-top screen. The cabin is stylish and BMW X1 features 2-row/5-passenger layout with plenty of room for people and cargo. Unlike before, rear-seat passengers now have excellent legroom.

Up-front, power seats come standard with acceptable comfort. The stylish three-spoke steering wheel is there as plenty of soft-touches. The standard infotainment includes besides 8.8-inch display screen, 7-speaker AM/FM/HD Radio/CD player with USB input and Bluetooth audio streaming/phone connectivity, navigation, and Apple CarPlay.

2021 BMW X1 Engine Specs

Under the hood, the latest 2021 BMW X1 will be a carryover. This means that the next gen-model will continue to be powered by the same powertrain as the previous one. Moreover, the forthcoming 2021 X1 will feature just one engine option. This model uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit that produces 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

Also, as before, the same eight-speed automatic transmission is present. Recently, we heard many rumors that the BMW X1 will host a new intelligent Xdrive system. However, it seems that this is not true. The front-wheel-drive system will be standard equipment, while all-wheel-drive is optional. Hybrid model and M package will be also offered. However, we don’t have any pieces of information about them right now.

2021 BMW X1 rear

Release Date and Cost

The latest 2021 BMW X1 is the small crossover SUV that will arrive later this year. From the recently showed photos, the upcoming model seems refreshed, and its design is more attractive. Unfortunately, the big minus this time is that the manufacturer used the same engine as the predecessor.

We hoped that BMW will add a more powerful engine to stay competitive, but this didn’t happen. So, because there are minimal changes, we assuming the same pricing. If you remember, the previous model started just under $35,000, while the AWD version bumps the price to $37,200.


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