Could BMW be close to unveiling an EV variant of the X1? These spy shots suggest so.
At first glance, the model caught winter testing by our spy photographer appears to be a stock BMW X1. But a closer look at the details reveals something more environmentally-friendly is afoot. The test vehicle is wearing stickers that read “Hybrid Test Vehicle” and has no visible exhaust pipes. But our shutterbug on the scene reports that the car emitted no engine note whatsoever, suggesting this could be a full-electric model. Whether BMW plans to roll out a battery-powered variant (be it hybrid or fully electric) of the X1 or is simply testing the technology for another model remains to be seen.