Based on the FWD UKL platform.
BMW is currently working on an extended version of the 2016 BMW X1, which is expected to launch in 2016. Most of the extended-wheelbase prototypes photographed had a "Hybrid Test Vehicle" sticker on them, suggesting that the X1 Grand (name unconfirmed) will feature a plug-in hybrid drivetrain.
Based on spyshots, IAB's rendering artist, Shoeb R Kalania has worked on the upcoming BMW X1 Grand. Compared to the regular X1, it features different bumpers, redesinged head and taillights, and an updated roofline.
The plug-in hybrid powertrain could be similar to the one in the BMW 225xe Active Tourer, which has a 134 bhp 1.5-liter three-cylinder TwinPower turbo engine and an 88 PS electric motor. Total system output is 221.2 bhp and peak torque of 385 Nm, while transmission is a 6-speed auto for the combustion engine and a 2-speed unit for the electric motor.
It is also likely to carryover the engine lineup from the regular model, which includes 2.0-liter petrol and turbodiesel engines. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic, while an xDrive system is available in higher variants.