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by George Skentzos

Update: BMW X1 Review.

A heavily camouflaged test mule lapping the Nurburgring has given us our first glimpse of BMW’s newest compact X1 SUV.

 

Though likely destined for the urban jungle, the X1 will be a full time four-wheel drive, sharing many features of its not-so-mini MINI off-roader.

It boasts a relatively identical footprint to the current Toyota RAV4, although this is where the similarities end, especially in regards to the price tag.

BMW X1 compact SUV spied

The cabin will share a high degree of commonality with the 1-series, complete with the latest iDrive and BMW’s signature swan-necked gearlever.

Like all BMW’s, it will also use the Efficient Dynamics system which utilises stop-start and alternator control technologies to improve economy and lower emissions.

 BMW X1 compact SUV spiedBMW X1 compact SUV spied

A hybrid version of the X1 is an almost certainty, likely to carry over from the system currently in development for the new 7-Series.




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