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Next-generation BMW X1 F48 spotted testing

Next-generation BMW X1 F48 spotted testing
Written by Parichay Malvankar

Codenamed as the F48, the next-generation 2016 BMW X1 has been caught undisguised revealing some of its exterior and interior details.

The new BMW X1 is also being reported to have lost some of its length, and will now be shorter than its predecessor. The reason for this reduced length is the use of a new UKL platform which is being shared with the 2-series Active Tourer, BMW Mini etc.

The next-generation F48 X1 will also feature a front-wheel drive layout.

Interior space however is expected to increase despite of the shorter dimensions.

Although there are no updates on the engines, fuel efficiency figures are expected to be higher than the current model.

Cosmetic changes:

  • New headlamps
  • Revised kidney grille
  • Titanium inserts on the front bumper
  • New air dam
  • New alloy wheels
  • Slightly repositioned fog lamps
  • Revised dashboard
  • New steering wheel
  • Updated iDrive infotainment system
  • Revised centre console

Expect the new X1 to hit the Indian streets in 2016 and the global premiere to happen somewhere during 2015.

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Source – Autohome