BMW works on its seven-seat X1
Recently, the latest prototype of the BMW X1 has been noticed, as we may see, the future novelty will have seven seats. Moreover, that prototype is longer than the previous prototypes of that model.
To compare that prototype with previous one, you may notice that the roof has become flatter and longer and the back part has become taller then. In addition, the automaker is working on design of the side glass of the novelty.
The X1 model is available in two versions –with five seats and seven seats. Both variants are front-wheel-drive as standard because the X1 is based on the UKL platform. However, the novelty may be offered with all-wheel-drive owing to the multi-plate clutch Haldex setup.
Meanwhile, the UKL platform is also used in Mini models and the Active Tourer of 2-series as well. The Active Tourer is expected to be equipped with seven seats.
Unfortunately, the seven-seated models will not be brought onto the U.S. auto market.
The new X1 will be equipped with two types of the powertrain –three-cylinder and four-cylinder with diesel and gasoline unit.
The most powerful powertrain is the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, producing the output of 231 horsepower.
The novelty will get the six-speed manual gearbox as standard and the eight-speed automatic gearbox as an optional feature.
The newest X1 comes on the market by the end of this year.
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