New details are starting to emerge about BMW's upcoming entry-level crossover that will slot below the X1.

New details are starting to emerge about BMW's upcoming entry-level crossover that will slot below the X1.

Tentatively known as the Urban Cross and 1-Series Sport Cross, the model will measure approximately four meters long and have unique styling with a coupe-like roofline.  The latter will impact the crossover's practicality as it will reportedly limit luggage space to a scant 330 liters (11.6 cubic feet).

Speaking of the interior, the cabin is expected to echo the 2-Series Active Tourer but have a more streamlined design and a new touchscreen infotainment system.

Specifications are still shrouded in secrecy but engine options should carryover from the 2-Series Active Tourer.  The company could also offer a plug-in hybrid variant but nothing is official as of yet.

If everything pans out, the crossover will cost approximately €25,000 ($26,430 / £18,069) when it goes on sale in 2017.

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