Tuesday, 3 April 2012


The 2012 New York International Auto Show will be scene upon which BMW is to reveal its X1 facelift. Launched in Mzansi in April 2010, the X1 had become Europe’s biggest-selling SUV by the time it came over here. Such success was not to be here, primarily because it’s not exactly cheap. Nevertheless we can expect the facelift either later in the year or in early 2013.

As with other facelifts, the main areas receiving the cosmetics are the front and rear ends, but the interior has also been updated.

Power should be sourced from the existing cars, including sDrive20d with 135kW and 380Nm, as well as new powertrains in the sDrive/xDrive28i with 180kW and the xDrive35i making 225kW. Unfortunately so far only the USA will be getting the latter.

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