Now in its second generation, the BMW X1 is fully redesigned for 2016. It is slightly larger on the outside, significantly roomier inside and now offers safety features like automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection. Rear-drive and 6-cylinder variants have been dropped in favor of one trim: the 4-cylinder, all-wheel-drive xDrive28i.
Still fresh from its debut two years ago, there are no major changes for the 2015 BMW X1 crossover SUV.
About BMW X1
The 2016 X1 is BMW's smallest crossover SUV, or as the Germany luxury automaker calls them, SAV, for "Sports Activity Vehicle." Like its larger siblings the X3 and X5, this crossover SUV adeptly blends the versatility and higher ride height of an SUV with the fun driving dynamics of a BMW sports sedan. Now in its second generation, the 2016 BMW X1 loses some vigor but is roomier inside, beefier outside and now offers advanced safety features like automatic emergency braking. The 2016 BMW X1 lineup has been streamlined to offer just one engine – an efficient, turbocharged 4-cylinder. In addition to its spry manners, the X1 sets itself apart from rivals like the Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA and Lexus NX with standard all-wheel drive (AWD).