The 2023 BMW X1 is a subcompact crossover and it is the company’s entry-level SUV. It stands out due to its FWD system, with AWD available as an option. This is due to the X1’s shared architecture with the Mini Countryman in the past.
Several adjustments are possible for 2023. The X1 could be fully overhauled for its 2023 edition, giving it a modern look. Whatsoever, spy shots are already available. The new model will be longer than before and we also expect to see numerous interior improvements. The iX1 all-electric version is on the way as well, which is a positive thing.
BMW X1 Spy Shots
The next 2023 BMW X1 will be much longer than the previous iteration. Looking at its spy photos, the new model definitely appears bigger. According to a credible source, the length of the upcoming SUV will be increased to 181.1 inches, which is 6.3 inches more than the current model. In terms of look, the German carmaker will undoubtedly make some changes, primarily to the front and rear ends.
With updated graphics, we noted a more appealing grille and slimmer headlamps. The back of the spotted BMW X1 is carefully hidden, although there are some minor changes to the taillights and bumper.
Because of its expanded platform, the upcoming 2023 BMW X1 will be significantly more spacious on the inside. This subcompact SUV is modern, and it can readily compete with Audi and Mercedes. The BMW X1 has adequate room for five people and is one of the largest cargo areas in its class. It also comes with the updated iDrive infotainment system, which has an 8.8-inch touchscreen.
Some reliable reports are saying that the infotainment screen could grow to 10 inches, which would be great. Generally, most of the changes will happen inside the cabin. Additional interior room, better ride quality, and some new upright materials will surely put X1 on top of the subcompact SUV segment.
Under the hood, the new 2023 BMW X1 will continue to offer a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine. This gasoline engine comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission and it can develop 228 horsepower. On top of that, it also provides a torque of 258 lb-ft. The ride quality is great and this small SUV also provides good acceleration and above-average fuel efficiency.
The front-wheel-drive system comes as standard, while the all-wheel-drive setup will come as an option. While this is the only engine option, BMW prepares an all-electric iX1 variant. This model will provide numerous battery sizes and a driving range of around 250 miles. However, BMW is yet to announce more details regarding the X1 electric model.
2023 BMW X1 Price, Release Date
The price of the 2023 BMW X1 will start at almost $36,000. Moreover, the optional AWD system will cost an additional $2,000 and the iX1 electric model will cost closer to $50,000. The sales of the X1 SUV will begin this year, most likely by the end of the summer. As before, Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA are two main rivals.