Update: BMW X1 Review.

2011 BMW X1 SUV spied almost undisguised

While BMW may have released its own 'official' spy shots of the upcoming X1 SUV, our very own spy photographers are still one step ahead, capturing a near undisguised prototype on the road.

Despite featuring full time four-wheel-drive, the BMW X1 will likely stick to green-laning - sharing the same sized footprint as Ford’s Kuga and the Toyota RAV4.

It won't share their price however, with the X1 expected to start from around A$55,000 in Europe.

2011 BMW X1 SUV spied almost undisguised

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.

As with all new BMW models, the X1 will feature the efficient Dynamics technology – the intelligent system that utilises stop-start systems, intelligent alternator control and other green initiatives to boost economy and slash emissions.

2011 BMW X1 SUV spied almost undisguised

The petrol engine line-up will include an entry-level 2.0-litre unit in 107 and 127kW guise and a 3.0-litre straight-six, good for 198kW.

The initial diesel range will consist of a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine available with 107kW, 132kW and 152kW outputs.

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