The current iteration of BMW’s smallest crossover offers a great driving experience paired with a pleasant interior space. The feature that sets the new X1 apart from other BMWs is its front-drive sDrive28i added for 2017. Although still fresh from the recent redesign, the 2018 model is due to receive yet another set of notable updates. Expect the upcoming X1 to offer new exterior colors and wheel designs, as well as new safety technology. According to unofficial sources, the 2018 BMW X1 is likely to hit the market in the second half of 2017.
2018 BMW X1 Design and Features
The latest version of this popular model appears larger than it actually is. The recent overhaul made the X1 look more like a small SUV and less like a small wagon. It also received a much more aggressive appearance compared to the previous model. With its 7.2 inches of ground clearance, the X1 is able to go off-road with much ease. Design-wise, expect the 2018 BMW X1 to sport the brand’s familiar styling cues such as the kidney grille. It will also offer standard LED daytime running lights as well as optional LED headlights. Those who opt for the M Sport Package can expect an aerodynamic body kit and high-gloss roof rails.
When it comes to the X1’s interior, it boasts a smart and refined look. The cabin comes replete with premium materials such as soft-touch surfaces and wood accents. Optional features include an 8.8-inch touchscreen mounted on top of the center console. The 2018 BMW X1 will also offer automatic climate control, power tailgate and push-button ignition as standard.
2018 X1 Engine Specs
Expect no substantial changes from the 2018 BMW X1 when it comes to engine specs. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder will once again produce 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The engine’s power will be transmitted to the wheels through an eight-speed Aisin automatic transmission. There will be both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive to choose from. According to the German automaker, the X1 will need 6.3 seconds to hit the 60 mph limit.
The BMW X1 2018 is likely to stay within the same price range as the outgoing model. So, expect the base X1 sDrive28i to start just above $34.000. Its key rivals will include the likes of Lexus NX, Buick Encore, Infiniti QX30, Lincoln MKC, etc.