BMW has just unveiled its second-generation X1 compact crossover, a vehicle that will compete with the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLC that replaces the GLK, Range Rover Evoque as well as the Audi Q3. Set to go on sale this fall, the 2016 BMW X1 (F48) will offer more interior room, a new design and additional technology.
Seen from the front, the new X1 looks like a smaller BMW X5 and compared to its predecessor, the new model has grown in height (+53 millimetres). BMW says that that thanks to the height increase, the new X1 offers a significantly raised seating position (+36 mm at the front and +64 mm at the rear), +37 mm more knee room in the rear in standard specification and up to 66 mm with the optionally adjustable rear seat.
When it comes to interior design, the X1 offers a driver-focused cockpit which includes standard equipment such as air conditioning, an audio system with USB and AUX-in sockets and the iDrive operating system featuring a 6.5-inch display. Also new are the full-LED adaptive headlights, head-up display and the Driving Assistant Plus line-up of the Active Cruise Control system with Stop & Go function, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Jam Assistant, Collision Warning and Pedestrian Warning with City Braking function.