It's no secret that the BMW X1 is insanely popular - as it recently overtook the Audi Q5 to become Europe's top selling premium SUV - but a new report is indicting the unprecedented demand will cause the company to postpone the US launch.

In an interview with Car and Driver, BMW spokesman Tom Plucinsky said the X1 won't be coming "until fall of 2011 at the absolute earliest." This is because the Leipzig plant can barely keep up European orders and a US launch simply isn't feasible at the moment.

Despite the delay, America's neighbors to the north (Canada for the scholars among us) will get the X1 early this year as scheduled.

Gallery: BMW X1 U.S. launch delayed

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