These pictures provide us our best glimpse of the upcoming baby BMW as only a few pieces of tape hide minor design details such as the character lines and rear tail lights.

Our spy photographers have managed to catch BMW's X1 crossover virtually undisguised while undergoing testing on and around the famous Nurburgring.

Although the X1 won't be officially unveiled until the Frankfurt Motor Show, these pictures provide us our best glimpse of the upcoming BMW as only a few pieces of tape hide minor design details such as the character lines and rear tail lights.

At launch, the X1 will be offered with variety of powertrains including three diesels and one petrol engine. Diesel versions include an entry-level xDrive18d, an xDrive20d with 130kW (177hp), and a more powerful xDrive23d packing 150kW (204hp) and 400Nm of torque. So far the only confirmed petrol model is the xDrive18i, but don't be surprised if more versions are announced closer to production.

Despite launching all X1s with xDrive (all-wheel drive), BMW is expected to offer sDrive (rear wheel drive) models shortly after launch.

Look for the new BMW crossover to start arriving in European showrooms later this fall with a base price somewhere in the neighborhood of £20,000.

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