Spy Shots

BMW Developing Electric X1?

Could BMW be close to unveiling an EV variant of the X1? These spy shots suggest so.

At firstglance, the model caught winter testing by our spy photographer appears to be astock BMW X1. But a closer look at the details reveals something more environmentally-friendly is afoot. The test vehicle is wearing stickers that read “HybridTest 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 BMWplans to roll out a battery-powered variant (be it hybrid or fully electric) of the X1 or is simply testing the technologyfor another model remains to be seen.

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