A mysterious BMW prototype has been spied undergoing testing. It appears to be the 2015 BMW X1 but reports indicate this is actually the FAST (Family Active Sports Tourer)

A mysterious BMW prototype has been spied undergoing testing.

While it appears to be the 2015 BMW X1, reports indicate it is actually the FAST (Family Active Sports Tourer). We're not entirely convinced but this prototype appears to have a lower ride height and a revised tailgate. However this could be due to a variety of factors including the removal of body padding and the use of front-wheel drive instead of all-wheel drive.

Regardless, both the FAST and X1 are expected to ride on the UKL platform that underpins the MINI Cooper and BMW 2-Series Active Tourer. As a result engine options could carryover from the latter model and include:

  • A 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol with 136 PS (100 kW) and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque
  • A 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol with 184 PS (135 kW) and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque
  • A 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol with 231 PS (170 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque
  • A 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel with 150 PS (110 kW) and 330 Nm (243 lb-ft) of torque
  • A 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel with 184 PS (135 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque

This prototype also sports "Hybrid Test Vehicle" badging so we can also expect an eco-friendly powertrain.

 

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