The X1 crossover has been selling like hot cakes in Europe, and it appears BMW are now ready to bring it stateside.
We recently spied the facelifted BMW X1 testing on the snow, and it has since been confirmed the crossover will debut at the New York Auto Show before arriving at US showrooms in the fall. Reports are sketchy but it appears the X1 will go on sale as a xDrive28i model that houses the new 2.0-liter "TwinPower" engine, good for 245hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a standard six-speed manual (eight-speed automatic optional) delivering power by an all-wheel-drive configuration.
With updates on the exterior along with upgrades on the interior, the new X1 is truly a class above its predecessors. Starting with the X1's exterior, the refreshed model has received redesigned front and rear bumpers and a new set of headlights. The interior has been upgraded with better material for extra luxury. Introducing the X1 to the US market could lead to the rumored X1 M35i following suit, which would be the first M Performance vehicle in the US.