BMW has been testing the 2015 X1 for months and it doesn't look like they going to stop anytime soon as our spies have caught another prototype undergoing testing in Europe.

BMW has been testing the 2015 X1 for months and it doesn't look like they going to stop anytime soon as our spies have caught another prototype undergoing testing in Europe.

Set to go on sale sometime next year, the entry-level crossover has an evolutionary design but appears slightly larger than its predecessor. The camouflage hides a lot of details but we can see the model will have a sporty stance thanks to prominent character lines, an upward sweeping beltline and a sloping roof. There's also plastic body cladding and a tailgate-mounted spoiler.

Bigger changes under underneath as the model will ride on the UKL platform that underpins the MINI Cooper and BMW 2-Series Active Tourer. As a result, front-wheel drive will drive will be standard while all-wheel drive will be optional.

Engines will likely echo the 2-Series Active Tourer so expect choices to include:

  • A 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol with 136 PS (100 kW) and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque
  • A 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol with 184 PS (135 kW) and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque
  • A 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol with 231 PS (170 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque
  • A 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel with 150 PS (110 kW) and 330 Nm (243 lb-ft) of torque
  • A 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel with 184 PS (135 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque

 

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