BMW Will Fill in the Gap between BMW 1 and the New X1 Crossover
BMW intends to release a new model that could take place between 1-Series and X1 in its production line. It is expected that the novelty will be a compact four-wheeler that will appear in 2018, according to the Automobile edition.
Right now the model carries an intrafactory name – Xcite. However, it will be supposedly named 1-Series Sport Cross. The edition notes that the novelty will not become an SUV modification of the 1-Series or a smaller X1 version. It is suggested that exterior and interior designs of the crosser will be developed from scratch. Automobile’s source also noted that the model’s design hasn’t been ultimately approved, but project’s approval may be made in the next few months.
The edition’s interlocutor also noted that the difference between 1-Series Sport Cross and X1 will be similar to that between Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Freelander. The new BMW crossover will be supposedly fitted with three-cylinder and four-cylinder engines that can combine with both mechanical and automatic gearbox. The model will receive three- and five-door body variants.
The SUV will go on sale in the USA, Europe, Asia, and Middle East in 2018. BMW authorities estimate that throughout the entire life cycle of the 1-Series Sport Cross, they will assemble 250,000 model copies.
Previously, it’s been reported that BMW is exploring the possibilities of charged-up M-crossover line broadening. In particular, X3 and X4 may get new modifications.