India-bound 2016 BMW X1 – 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show Live

Posted on: Sep 15, 2015 - 5:02pm IST

Based on the front-wheel-drive UKL platform.

The second generation BMW X1 has made its world debut at the 2015 IAA in Frankfurt today. It is the first model from BMW’s X range to sit on the controversial FWD UKL platform, and features an evolutionary design, longer equipment list, and an updated engine lineup.

2016 BMW X1 xDrive 25I at the IAA 2015

The 2016 X1 measures 4,439 mm in length, 1,821 mm in width, 1,598 mm in height and 2,670 mm in wheelbase. While it is 36 mm shorter than its predecessor, it has grown 21 mm wider and 53 mm taller. It also looks closer to an SUV than the outgoing model ever did.

2016 BMW X1 front three quarter left view at the IAA 2015

The interior of the new BMW X1 is a major step up from that of the first generation model. It features an Head-up Display, a Navigation Plus option with an 8.8-inch freestanding iDrive Control Display (up from the standard 6.5-inch screen) and an improved instrument cluster that displays route directions in the in-built TFT display. The design has also been significantly tweaked to fall inline with the company’s latest range.

2016 BMW X1 side at the IAA 2015

Under the hood, the 2016 BMW X1 packs a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel unit available in 3 power states: an X1 sDrive18d with 150 hp/330 Nm, an X1 sDrive20d with 190 hp/400 Nm, and an X1 xDrive25d with 231 hp/450 Nm. The fuel consumption (NEDC) and emission for the three engines are rated at 29.29 km/L and 109 g/km, 24.49 km/L and 128 g/km, and 24.02 km/L and 132 g/km, respectively.

2016 BMW X1 dashboard at the IAA 2015

For the Indian market, the BMW X1 has already been imported into India for testing. It could make its Indian debut in the first half of 2016, and will be assembled at BMW India’s production facility in Chennai at some point of its lifecycle.

The press release below the gallery provides comprehensive product details.

BMW X1 at the 2015 IAA – Image Gallery

2016 BMW X1 – Press Release

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