First unveiled in 2009, BMW X1 is one of the best-selling SUVs from the German automobile manufacturer. In fact, the automaker has so far made more than 700,000 sales from this small crossover. The car is about to get an M Sport Package which will go with the name 2016 BMW X1 M Sport. The trim level will get a sophisticated design featuring innovative features and the latest technologies.
2016 BMW X1 M Sport – Improved Body and Interior:
According to the automaker, the X1 M Sport will be based on the UKL platform. Mini Cooper and Mini Countryman are already built on this platform. The new car will also share a lot of features with the 2 Series Gran Tourer and 2 Series Active Tourer. It will however stand out from these models with its elegant, sleek and sporty exterior.
The front end of 2016 BMW X1 M Sport will be inspired by the X3 and X5. A larger twin-kidney grille and sleeker LED headlights will be the major highlights in this end. The car will get some aggressive looks with the inclusion of larger air intakes and bigger fog lamps. Viewing the car from the sides, you will identify a bigger quarter window, a taller glass area and a raked roofline. The rear end will spot a sculpted tailgate and larger tail lights. Interior wise, you can expect nothing short of a contemporary cabin. There will be the use of top-quality materials and sophisticated equipment. The cabin will have increased seating space and cargo space. There will also be sports seats and more efficient paddle shifters.
The dashboard of 2016 BMW X1 M Sport will have a cleaner, well thought-after design. It will look well-arranged with all its components in the right place. You will notice a number of screens on this part, including a “floating” one and the infotainment display. The car will come with more tech features such as a 12-speaker Harman Kardon HiFi system, an A/C system, a panoramic moon roof and connectivity options like Smartphone integration, USB ports and Bluetooth.
Moreover, 2016 BMW X1 M Sport will offer great peace of mind with its array of protection features. You can expect safety and security features such as active cruise control, ABS, dynamic traction control, frontal collision warning, park distance control, rear-view camera, airbags, parking control, lane departure warning, seatbelts, hill descent control, keyless entry and blind spot monitoring system.
2016 BMW X1 M Sport – Engine, EPA Rating and Competition:
The 2016 BMW X1 M Sport will be fitted with a 2.0-liter twinturbo I4 engine. And according to the automaker, this drivetrain is rated at 228 hp and 332 lb-ft. It will be paired with an 8-speed sport automatic transmission system.
Equipped with an all-wheel drive, the car will take 6.6 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph. The top speed is estimated at 140 mph. As for the fuel economy, the automaker has hinted at implementing upgrades that will increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The EPA ratings are estimated at 31 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway.
2016 BMW X1 M Sport – Price and Release Date:
Being a premium model, you can expect the upcoming compact luxury crossover to cost more than the base model. Its price is estimated at $39,500. The X1 M Sport will become available to customers in the second half of 2016.