Our spy photographers have been hard at work this week and they've spotted a facelifted BMW X1 testing as well as what looks to be an M Performance derivative.
The BMW X1 is the brand's smallest SUV and it sells reasonably well on the back of a global obsession with the SUV. It offers both petrol and diesel options, and BMW's xDrive offers reasonable all-wheel-drive capability. For 2019, the model is set to be refreshed and our photographers have spotted the facelifted BMW X1 out on the roads.
Also spotted was a BMW X1 featuring bigger alloy wheels and blue brake calipers. We suspect that BMW will be offering an X1 M35i model, replete with the same 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder motor as the one found in the BMW X2 M35i. That engine pushes out a potent 225 kW and 450 Nm, and power goes to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The X2 M35i is good for a 0-100 kph run of 4.9 seconds.
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