The BMW X1 is famous for its compact shape and elegant & sleeker looks. The small SUV was first unveiled in 2009, and since then, a few, more sophisticated models & variants have been produced to keep the car popularity on top. The 2017 model will come with a top trim level configuration that will be called the 2017 BMW X1 M Sport.
2017 BMW X1 M Sport – Improved Body and Interior:
Featuring a strong aluminum body, the new X1 model will be lighter and stronger than its predecessor. It will be built on the UKL platform which is also used in the Mini Cooper & Mini Countryman. The automaker will borrow a lot of features from the 2 Series Gran Tourer & 2 Series Active Tourer which means that the new 2017 BMW X1 M Sport will get sleeker and sportier exterior. The grille will be larger & will take the shape of twin-kidneys while the headlights will be sleeker and will have the LED technology. The front end of the 2017 BMW X1 M Sport will also spot bigger fog lamps and larger air intakes. The rear end will have larger taillights and a sculpted tailgate. On the sides, the BMW X1 M Sport 2017 will feature a raked roofline and a taller glass area.
The 2017 BMW X1 M Sport will have a roomy cabin capable of fitting 5 passengers and a good amount of cargo. It will have enough headspace, shoulder space, and legroom. The cabin will be a contemporary one: it will have high-quality materials and classic colors. The seats will be quite sporty and the paddle shifters will be more efficient. Moreover, there will be a number of screens in the dashboard which will have a well thought after design. Other technological features include a panoramic moonroof, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon HiFi system, an A/C system, a navigation unit and connectivity options like Smartphone app integration, USB, and Bluetooth.
Safety and Security:
There will be many safety and security features in the new 2017 X1 M Sport. Some of them include active cruise control, automatic road recovery system, ABS, rear-view camera, dynamic traction control, park distance control, airbags, frontal collision warning, parking control, seatbelts, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring system and keyless entry.
2017 BMW X1 M Sport – Main Power Production Unit:
The new BMW SUV will have one engine option: the 2.0-liter twin turbo I4 engine. This powertrain is capable of producing 228 hp and 335 lb-ft. It will be connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission system that supports a front-wheel drive, a rear-wheel drive, and an optional all-wheel drive. The engine can accelerate the car from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds. The highest speed is estimated at 140 mph. As for fuel economy, the car will record 31 mpg in city settings and 39 on highways. According to the manufacturer, the pollution rates will be reduced significantly comparing the car with the base and previous models.
2017 BMW X1 M Sport – MSRP, Release Date, and Competitions:
The premium model will have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price around $40,000. This is more than the base model. The upcoming car will become fully available for sale in the last quarter of 2016. Markets that are far away from German will be selling it by the second half of 2017. The rivals of the new 2017 BMW X1 M Sport luxury car will be few and will come from the luxury car manufacturers. The main rivals include Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class and Infiniti QX30.