After the recent X3 sighting, we now have some fresh photos of the smaller BMW X1 prototype, and this time photographers managed to get some shots of the interior.

After the recent X3 sighting, we now have some fresh photos of the smaller BMW X1 prototype, and this time photographers managed to get some shots of the interior.

Slotting above the MINI Crossman and below the X3, the X1will not be an SUV, but instead more of a crossover with lower ground clearance.

The X1 will serve as a cheaper entry point into the brand as well as a new X model in a new market segment.

Judging by the images, the interior looks cheap and certainly not up to BMW standards, but nevermind the flimsy looking door trim panel, as it's absolutely unfinished for prototype use. Naturally, the X1 will be available with a multitude of options, one being a glass panoramic roof as seen in one of the images.

Well suited to the American market, this particular prototype has an automatic transmission. We can also see the speedometer has larger miles per hour scale then smaller km/h scale on the inside.

We expect to see the X1 debut in Frankfurt 2009 and arriving in showrooms in 2010. To be built in BMWs Leipzig plant in Germany, the X1 is based on the 1 Series E87 platform and is expected to come in at around €32,000 in Germany.

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