Latest reports suggest that the 2019 BMW X1 will come with some significant changes. It looks like the Bavarian carmaker prepares a mid-cycle update for its entry-level crossover.
To remind you, the original version of this compact SUV came in 2009. The second generation came in 2015, as the 2016 year model. For this occasion, we have seen various changes. The new model comes with a completely new architecture, which provides better driving experience. Also, it looks more mature compared to the original version.
Finally, there is a new interior with the new design and advanced technologies. However, things are changing pretty fast in the car industry, so there is a need for some refresh. Although we don’t know the exact details, it is pretty much for sure that the 2019 X1 will get some new details in terms of styling. Also, expect some novelties inside, including more standard equipment.
2019 BMW X1 possible changes
At the moment, it is hard to predict exact changes for the 2019 BMW X1. It seems the company prepares some updates but more precise details are unavailable at the moment. So, we must rely on speculations and our own predictions. The new model came two years ago and still looks pretty fresh. It completely follows the brand’s newest design language. However, there are several completely new models to come in next few years, including a new flagship crossover X7, as well as its coupe variant X8. These models will definitely come with many new styling solutions and the updated 2019 BMW X1 will definitely borrow some few new details. This will probably include some tweaks on the bumper and possibly some other parts at the front. Also, expect novelties in terms of colors, wheels design and similar things.
2019 BMW X1 interior changes
When it comes to the interior design, we are pretty sure that the 2019 BMW X1 will come without bigger changes. The current model features pretty attractive cabin, among bests in class. It is comfortable, stylish and also full of equipment. The list of standard features even in the base model is quite impressive. So, for this occasion, we cannot expect anything more than few new standard features for each trim and new interior color schemes. The current base model comes with standard features like 8-inch wheels, fog lights, rain-sensing wipers, a power liftgate, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, eight-way power front seats. It also includes standard features like a 6.5-inch screen, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a seven-speaker sound system with HD radio etc. So, there isn’t much space for some bigger improvements in this aspect.
2019 BMW X1 engines
This update probably will not include changes under the hood. The 2019 BMW X1 will continue with the same engines in the offer. The North American model will come with a familiar 2.0-liter inline-four gasoline engine, which delivers around 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It comes in a pair with an 8-speed automatic transmission. With this amount of power, a small crossover needs around 6.5 seconds to reach 60 mph, while fuel economy goes around 26 miles per gallon in a combined drive.
For some other markets, there is also a smaller 134-hp 1.5-liter three-cylinder unit, as well as a 2.0-liter diesel engine which comes in several output configurations, from 150 to 230 horsepower.
2019 BMW X1 release date and price
The 2019 BMW X1 will come somewhere in the second half of next year. Although it will probably receive some notable changes, the price should remain the same. This means that base models will go around 35.000 dollars.
Competition in the segment is tough. There are strong competitors like Lexus NX, Mercedes GLA, Infiniti QX30, Range Rover Evoque and several other small crossovers.