Due to hit showrooms in 2010, here is yet another spotting of the BMW X1 out on public roads getting ready for a possible debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Due to hit showrooms in 2010, here is yet another spotting of the BMW X1 out on public roads getting ready for a possible debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The 1 series based X1 will share the same platform as the new Mini Crossman SUV and will be a similar size to the Ford Kuga and Toyota RAV4, but expect pricing to come in a little higher than its direct competitors at around 32 000 Euros.

The prototype pictured is still under heavy camouflage giving us little cues as to the eventual styling, but we expect a pre-production concept model to be presented first – possibly later this year

The X1 will inherit the engines from the 1 series range but due to high costs there is little chance of a hybrid engine, with development likely to focus on the new 7-series.

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