After BMW took the new generation of X6 out for a ride in the cold Sweden, it is now time for the X1 to be spied out for a spin in some heavy winter conditions also in Sweden, but in the much farther North.
It appears that the X1 is a front-wheel drive based car. This is definitely no clear indication that the vehicle won`t sport an all-wheel drive. A little bit of wheel spin detection at the front and all the torque will be send at the back.
Perhaps there are some pure reasons that BMW is trying to put some all-wheel drive on the 2015 X1. In Germany for instance, the cheapest BMW X1 is the sDrive18i with 150 horsepower, with a price from €27,950.
Visit a Hyundai dealership and you will be able to buy a Santa Fe for €29,990, and you might find out that the SUV is bigger and comes enhanced with everything a family might need: flat folding seats, 5 NCAP stars, smartphone connectivity and so on.
This is why perhaps the BMW manufacturer is trying out the new X1, as it might come with a new and bigger platform taken from the F48. The car should also be lighter, more efficient and more practical.