2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i Arrives in November with Pricing from $35k – Colors + Real-Life Photos


The new X1 is in the wild, but you might not know it from first glance. It is a majorly convincing upgrade from the fairly low-slung and diminutive model. Sure, we loved the way the BMW X1 M Sport handled a track day. But it was quite low-slung and a bit too wagonlike, apparently, for mass consumption. The cab-backward look continues for 2016 in this second-gen model, but the entire visage grows up, out and across.

The new X1 will still carve canyon tarmac, but now looks much more comfortable in rusty trails. The new model is basically a super-chunky xLine look for all North American spec models, as shown here. Just one engine so far in the USA spec — the xDrive28i. This should be joined by many more powertrains over time, including an sDrive choice with just rear-drive, plus mini 2.0-liter 20i and big 35i engine options.

This mono-spec starting point for the all-new X1 means no M Sport yet for this generation. But it will be along in the next year or so.

The similarity to the X3 and X5 in the profile and tail is not exactly repeated up front. At least not in the very-new and very-mod grille, lighting and bumpers. The look is firmly future-BMW, with swoopy yet taut surfaced, fun new creasing, and jumbo center kidneys. Those vertical and large new grilles are quite serious, and give all the next-gen BMW SUVs a 7-series-like look. More body-colored bumper balances the gloss-black insides of the upper and lower grilles, with matte silver details coming as standard.

Pricing is very reasonable, but also takes a leap from the old base prices. $35k is the starting point, with $40k coming up fast. Check out the live configurator links below, plus 75 all-new photos from Copper Canyon, Mexico.

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2016 BMW X1 Interior


seating and trim
8-way power-adjustable front seats with 1-way manual headrests, and driver’s-seat and mirror memory
SensaTec upholstery
High-gloss Black trim with Pearl Gloss Chrome highlight
Anthracite headliner
Comfort and convenience
Vehicle & Key Memory
Engine Start/Stop button
Automatic climate control with micro-filter and air recirculation
Tilt/telesopic steering wheel column
Rain-sensing windshield wipers with adjustable speed and Automatic headlight control
Power front windows with “one-touch” up/down operation and power rear windows
Front-seat adjustable center armrest
Cupholders for front and rear seats
Power tailgate
Storage package with nets on front seat backrests and increased storage versatility in cargo area
Additional 12V power sockets
Instrumentation and controls
3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel with controls for audio system, cruise control, and Bluetooth® wireless communication for hands-free mobile phone3
iDrive system with on-board computer, 6.5″ center screen, Controller and 8 programmable memory buttons
USB audio connection and hands-free Bluetooth®
Dynamic Cruise Control4
Rear-window defroster
Tire Pressure Monitor
BMW TeleService
Audio system
Anti-theft AM/FM stereo CD/MP3 player with Radio Data System (RDS)
HiFi Sound System with 7 speakers and 205-watt digital amplifier
Bluetooth® Audio Streaming
HD Radio™ with “multicast” FM station reception
Pre-wiring for SiriusXM® Satellite Radio Tuner
Safety and security
Head Protection System (HPS), front and rear
Driver’s and passenger’s front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology: dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment; knee airbags; and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
Front-seat-mounted side-impact airbags
Automatic-locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts (for installation of child-restraint seats)
Coded Driveaway Protection
Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
Impact sensor that disengages the fuel pump, automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
Programmable LED Daytime Running Lights
Anti-theft alarm system
BMW Assist eCall™ includes Emergency Request (SOS button) and Enhanced Automatic Collision Notification
BMW Warranty
BMW Ultimate Service® (for complete details on BMW Ultimate Service, visit bmwusa.com/ultimateservice)
4-year/50,000-mile New Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty
12-year Rust Perforation Limited Warranty
4-year/Unlimited MileageRoadside Assistance Program
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