2016 BMW X1 spied, will have sportier styling

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    2016 BMW X1 spied, will have sportier styling



    BMW's head of design has revealed some new details about the 2016 X1.

    Speaking to Auto Express, Karim Habib said the redesigned model will have sportier styling and "more ‘X-like’ proportions." He went on to say the crossover's styling won't alienate current owners and the model will be "very mature" and a "bit more rounded.”

    Habib also took the opportunity to confirm the model will ride on the UKL platform that underpins everything from the MINI Cooper to the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer. This isn't terribly surprising but at least it's finally official.

    While Habib was coy on specifics, he confirmed we'll see an "early version" of the X1 this summer. That's a little vague but it seems to suggest the company will preview the crossover ahead of a Frankfurt debut.

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    Re: 2016 BMW X1 spied, will have sportier styling

    "More rounded" is a good thing? This isn't 1986.
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    Re: 2016 BMW X1 spied, will have sportier styling

    The old one might be RWD, but this one looks better.
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    Re: 2016 BMW X1 spied, will have sportier styling

    Quote Originally Posted by LetsRace View Post
    The old one might be RWD, but this one looks better.
    the MINI shown BMW DOES know something about FWD-ers and CAN make a good looking/proportioned FWD-er

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    Re: 2016 BMW X1 spied, will have sportier styling

    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    the MINI shown BMW DOES know something about FWD-ers and CAN make a good looking/proportioned FWD-er
    Indeed!

    I just wished BMW stuck with a 1-Series designation for all FWD-based models and kept the 2-Series as the RWD coupe/convertible; naming the MPV 2-Series is just inconsistent and a branding confusion IMHO...

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