A model for the 2020 season is out with the minor facelift. The Bavarian company is not investing too much time and funds for it because the 2021 BMW X1 is going to be an all-new crossover. German media currently has exclusive info. Auto Bild is the first one to reveal changes to the subcompact vehicle.
The upgrade says the next-gen model is coming as the all-new model for the 2021 season. The upcoming X1 is going to be based on its larger SUV brothers X3 and X5. These two models suffered were upgraded recently, and their offer is already acknowledged in the US market. The 2021 BMW X1 will not grow considerably. The platform is new, but designers might include less than the centimeter.
The more necessary updates are inside the cabin. An overall overhaul is on the way, with “Hey BMW” voice control. The touchscreen screen will be at the center console, and the company eliminates some switches and buttons from the cockpit. The new FAAR architecture is going to exploit front-wheel drive. The sDrive18i is the only certain drivetrain at this moment. We anticipate more updates from the BMW USA.
2021 BMW X1 for the United States
Besides the posts in German, we found no evidence of 2021 BMW X1 for the US market. Well, there are no huge distinctions between this and the European version for the existing generation. There are particular drivetrains offered on both ends of the Atlantic Ocean. However, the new X1 could get more electric power in the US. After the release of X7 full-size SUV, the subcompact crossover becomes the top priority for the Bavarian carmaker.
As the German press states, the new 2021 BMW X1 will use the sDrive18i. A 1.5-liter inline-three engine can produce 140 hp and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque. Max speed The subcompact model can achieve is 200 kmh (125 miles per hour). The sDrive suggests the power is going to two wheels (front axle). All-wheel drive setups in BMW’s family carry the xDrive badge. There is a comparable diesel drivetrain available for the X1. The amount of torque coming from a 1.5-l displacement is the same, and the power is lowered to 116 hp.
In the United States, the company will most likely keep a 2.0-liter turbo engine and its high outputs. Nevertheless, engineers might tune it to include some additional power. At this minute, the crossover gains 228 hp and 258 lb-ft. The sDrive28i configuration is the base one, while the United States buyers can likewise acquire the xDrive AWD model.
The xDrive25e needs to hit the market in 2020. The company is again late with an appearance in the United States. A new setup integrates a 1.5-liter turbo engine with an electric source of power. This is a set good for 217 hp and 284 lb-ft. According to the official statement, the max speed of the new PHEV crossover is 120 mph, and the X1 can strike 60 miles per hour in 7 seconds (traditional engine is much faster). That’s not all. The 2021 BMW X1 hybrid can pass utilizing electric power only. The range of this mode is 31 miles. Its main rival is Mini Cooper S E Countryman plug-in hybrid. However, BMW beats the opponent’s range by nearly 20 miles!
2021 BMW X1 M Sport
We also would like to know if the 2021 BMW X1 M Sport is going to appear after the redesign. The plan consists of attractive cosmetic upgrades. Regretfully, BMW is not tuning the drivetrain system. Still, you will enjoy seeing your X1 with more aggressive bumper and side skirts. The M Sport package also adds 18-inch wheels and chromed double exhaust ideas. Inside the cabin, buyers are getting sport pails, special guiding wheel with paddle shifters, and the scenic moonroof.
The new 2021 BMW X1 is based on the FAAR concept. This architecture is lighter than the previous UKL platform. It likewise permits vehicles to utilize electric motors as the source of power. However, it is available only for models whose engines are sending out energy to the front axle.
But, the new platform is not going to impact the total dimensions of the crossover. The X1 remains the subcompact model, and it could be less than an inch longer than now. The vehicle is 175 inches long, with a 105-in wheelbase.
2021 BMW X1 Release Date
We are still expecting the news about the PHEV model for the US. It will be readily available in Europe for the 2020 season. Nevertheless, this one is not coming straight to the United States. It might be one of the updates for the next-gen 2021 BMW X1.
The crossover will get here late in 2020. At this point, we have just a statement by Auto Bild. And this is the news for the German market. Still, the Bavarian carmaker achieves the very best results in the US so that the new model will be offered not long after the best in its homeland.