The BMW X1 M, first introduced in 2009, this compact luxury crossover is probably one of the smallest cars from German car maker, BMW. Eight years down the line and this car is still making headlines. If you are currently shopping for a small SUV that offers outstanding performance, tons of features and a spacious cabin, the upcoming 2017 BMW X1 M is definitely what you should start saving for. While this car is said not to offer the kind of athleticism we are all used to, it offers a heightened practically.
2017 BMW X1 M – Exterior and Interior Design
Externally, we know the designers are going to make it look more attractive. The front bumper will be polished and this 2017 BMW X1 M could come with very larger air intakes for excellent cooling of the engine and better aerodynamics. The front and rear lights will also come fitted with LED bulbs technology. When it comes to chassis, we are looking at aluminum and carbon fiber; that alone will tremendously reduce the overall weight and fuel consumption. It is not even going to stop there; this new model will also feature new sport suspension system and 18’’ and 19’’ alloy wheels. Bottom line; the outside will feature a slightly modified look compared to previous-generation model. The 2017 BMW X1 M will be made to look more aggressive and sporty.
The inside is probably going to be the key attraction; the makers of this compact crossover are going to make it all about elegance and sophistication. If what we saw in the last model is anything to go by, we are expecting to see seats and control panel all covered with the finest Alcantara leather. The steering also will receive major upgrades; it will be covered with skin and come fitted wit an array of functions and M package character in the bottom, as well. When it comes to other features, it is said this car will also come complete with a 6.5’’ touch screen, dual zone climate control, navigation, state of art audio devices with seven speakers, Wi-Fi, US ports. On the safety features; as always we are going to see park distance control, blind spot warning, adaptive cruise control, airbags and real-time traffic information and more.
2017 BMW X1 M – Engine Specs
The company has chose not give out an even slightest clue on what could power this outstanding crossover, but according to our reliable sources, probably, we are going to see a 2.0-liter V6 turbocharged four-cylinder engine which an output of around 355 hp. This unit will also be paired with 8-speed dual clutch automatic transmission and will also have xDrive all-wheel drive.
2017 BMW X1 M – Release Date & Price
Considering this car is still in its initial development stages, no news about its actual price and release date have been released by the company. However, this amazing ride from BMW is rumored to likely go on sale come late next year. In view of current trade rates, this car could be valued at $50,000. Let’s not get excited yet, as these figures could changes once this car is officially made available for the public to buy.