German luxury car manufacturer BMW has been designing subcompact SUVs since few years. The latest addition to the family is expected to be BMW X1 2018. The previous models failed to make expected impact in the market because of the styling factor. But the new model is expected to resolve the deficits and be more attractive in looks and performance. Complete redesigning has been planned for the car and hope that it catches the attention of customers.
BMW X1 2018 – Design Changes
The 2018 BMW X1 will be available in 2 trims – the sDrive28i and xDrive28i. On taking a look at the exteriors of BMW X1, you will spot resemblances with the X3 and X5 models. When compared with the older models, this subcompact SUV will be slightly smaller in size. With comfortable seating for 5 people, the car provides abundant head and leg space along with cargo space when needed. The aerodynamic shape of the car is meant for enhanced performance. The grille design and front bumper shape have been improved to make the vehicle more attractive. Both the front and the rear end of the car have seen design revamps.
Interior features in BMW X1 are also equally impressive. Some noteworthy features include automatic climate control facility, HD radio, BMW’s iDrive infomercial system with 6.5-inch screen, 12-speaker audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, USB port, smartphone integration etc.
The BMW X1 comes equipped with the best safety and security features. Some of the most prominent ones include a rearview camera, rear, and front car parking sensors, lane departure caution, flexible cruise control, forward collision caution, crash mitigation braking, pedestrian warning etc.
BMW X1 2018 – Drivetrain
It is expected that the 2018 X1 will have 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder units. The engine has a capacity of generating 228 hp and 258 lbs-feet of torque. The engine will be coupled with 6-speed automatic transmission.
BMW X1 2018 – Release Date and Price
Though exact date is not announced for launching the BMW X1 2018, it is expected that the subcompact luxurious SUV will be available by 2018. The price of the base model of BMW X1 2018 is expected to begin at $33,100. However, people looking to add more features to the car will need to spend more. Higher trims cost more.
The 2018 BMW X1 will face stiff competition from the likes of Infiniti QX30, Range Rover Evoque, and Audi Q3. All these vehicles are a class apart. BMW X1 2018’s redesigned features and performance is going to make it a winner.