It wasn’t that long ago that BMW sent their X1 crossover to the market here in Europe. A couple of years go by quickly but for the Americans it was a long wait.
That long time is nearing an end as the X1 is prepped for a US market launch. To celebrate this, the Bavarians will also be releasing two new special editions.
Branding for them isn’t really their best feature as the mouthful presentation includes Concept K2 Power Ride and X1 Power Ride Edition.
Seems legit. Every single owner is going to recall the name of the car right? After all, it’s the same brand that came up with the BMW Z4 sDrive35iS.
Fortunately, the cars themselves are simpler to explain. The K2 Power Ride Concept is built to celebrate a partnership with K2, the sport equipment gurus.
This version stands out courtesy of a few exterior tweaks, quite a lot of interior ones and a general all weather feel.
An increased ride height of 19 inches might give you some extra confidence when it comes to hitting the ski resort. Pricing isn’t mentioned but it looks like it has the makings of “one of those”.
If you’re feeling more in touch with reality, there’s the BMW X1 Power Ride Edition. This is an X-line trim car with a 460 roof box with the base support system.
The same car also offers up a few interior upgrades like improved upholstery, lighting and generally used materials.
What I find impressive about the whole thing is that the X1 Power Ride will only be available in the winter of 2012 as a limited edition.