Right on queue, the BMW X1 facelift was caught by spy photographers for the first time outside their test facility in southern Germany.

The facelifted X1 is right on time as the compact SAV hits its 3 year mid-life crisis. Therefore, we can expect a restyled model to arrive by the end of 2012 since production started at the end of 2009 in Leipzig.

As the black camouflage on a white colored prototype indicates, the car has newly designed front and rear bumper fascias as well as a new design inside the headlamps. The rear tail lights in these photos are the same but they will change later in the development.

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