Although nothing is official yet, reports from Europe, say such a vehicle could be already under development. With sales of BMW's smallest SUV going very well in Europe, an M version might be good for the company.
Reports say the car would feature a similar engine to the one seen in various BMW '35i' models, meaning the 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six might be extended into the X1 range. The unit is likely to be revised somewhat however, with reports saying up to 235kW of power and 450Nm of torque could be on offer.
This means acceleration from 0-100km/h could be dispersed in around five seconds. The package is said to be backed up by the usual array of M revisions including a high performance brake package, sports suspension and a number of aerodynamic and cosmetic enhancements.
No word on when this car could become available yet. We'll have to wait for more definite confirmation for further information. Stay tuned.