2013 BMW X1 unveiled ahead of New York Auto Show

American ladies and gentlemen, it’s finally here: the 2013 BMW X1 got its facelift and is well on its way to your market, promptly after its showcased in New York.

The New York Auto Show will kick off tomorrow but the Bavarians have given us some photos of the 2013 BMW X1 early along with some details.

2013 BMW X1

2013 BMW X1

We could’ve done with a different color for the unveiling but since this is the United States, we’ll accept the slightly too bright shade of orange.

For 2013 the BMW X1 gets a relatively small facelift as it is now fitted with a revised front bumper, tweaked headlights and new accents, all painted silver.

We see more of the same in the profile and rear end. New skirts and a fresh bumper get teamed to new taillights.

2013 BMW X1

2013 BMW X1

The new look is pretty decent but it’s less than half the story. The interior and the underpinnings need to be considered as well.

Under the bonnet you can have the 2.0 liter turbocharged four pot with 245 horsepower in the xDrive28i or the 3.0 liter turbo straight six with 300 horsepower.

Both engines are quite impressive and, after being sent through an automatic gearbox, can be put to the ground through all four wheels.

2013 BMW X1

2013 BMW X1

You’ll also be able to order it with two wheel drive and in true tradition for driver’s cars, the power will be aimed at the rear ones.

Sales in the US will begin later this year in September with prices starting as low as $31.545. Spec it up and get a bigger engine and you can be looking at over $50.000.


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