2020 BMW X1: Facelift, Design, Arrival

The all-new 2020 BMW X1 has been spied during the testing wearing a heavy camouflage. But it will most likely arrive with some subtle changes in the exterior styling. Inside the cabin, it will get a larger screen with upgraded infotainment system and new digital cluster. Under the hood, alongside the standard engine, the manufacturer will offer a high-performance version and a plug-in hybrid as well. The M Sport model will also add dual exhaust pipes, larger wheels, and large air intakes.

Engine and performance of the 2020 BMW X1

The upcoming 2020 BMW X1 will be powered by the same engine found in the previous generation model. And there is one sole engine available. It is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine which is able to make 228 horses and 258 pound-feet of torque. This engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and comes with a choice between front-wheel and all-wheel drive. As well, the manufacturer claims that it will be able to hit 60 mph in 6.3 seconds. The front-wheel drive system is rated at 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel drive model will get 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

2020 BMW X1

Furthermore, the carmaker should also offer a high-performance version, the X1 M35i. This model should be capable of making 302 hp and the torque of 332 lb-ft.

On the other hand, the new X1 should also be offered with a hybrid engine. And it will most likely combine a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo engine with an electric motor and a battery pack of 10.7 kWh. The 3-cylinder unit will be placed on the front axle while the electric engine will be placed on the rear axle. The total output of this engine is expected to be 221 horsepower and 283 pound-feet of torque. As well, this engine will provide an all-electric range of 37 miles.

Depending on an engine option, the new X1 will get either a 6-speed automatic, 8-speed automatic or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

The exterior and interior design

When it comes to exterior design, although the new 2020 BMW X1 has been fully disguised, this time, we can expect only some mild changes. However, both front and rear fascias will feature a new design. So, this time, the new 2020 BMW X1 will come with revised graphics for both headlamps and taillights and slightly restyled bumpers on the front and rear end. There will also be an M Sport model which will get larger alloy wheels, big air intakes, and dual exhaust outlets. The M logo will also be visible on the front fender.

2020 BMW X1 rear

As for the design of the cabin, the carmaker has covered the dashboard; so we can expect changes in that area. As the matter of fact, the new X1 should most likely get a revised infotainment system with a larger touchscreen in the middle of the dashboard. And it could also feature the upgraded digital driver’s system.

Release date and price

The new 2020 BMW X1 is scheduled to arrive in the summer of 2019. The price is not yet revealed. But the plug-in hybrid model will definitively be higher than the price of the standard model.

2020 BMW X1 cabin

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