Citing strong sales of the X3, BMW has decided to delay the U.S. launch of the X1 until the end of 2012.

Citing strong sales of the X3, BMW has decided to delay the U.S. launch of the X1 until the end of 2012.

While that's not terribly surprising, considering X1 supplies are also tight, it is interesting to note that X3 sales are on track to register 25,000 units.

As we have previously reported, the X1 was originally slated to be launched in the United States early this year. European demand pushed that date back to late 2011, but now consumers will have to wait even longer.

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BMW X1 U.S. launched delayed until late 2012