2020 BMW X1 Spied Testing, Facelift, Hybrid

Only by looking at the prototype, BMW will introduce further refinements to its X1 crossover. This model has been spied during the road test and compact crossover will gain a more modern look. The 2020 BMW X1 will also introduce some changes under the skin as the German carmaker works on the improved chassis.

Styling will be more attractive, but we still can’t see all of the changes. Furthermore, the interior details are even less visible. BMW will surely deliver some changes from the inside as well. We don’t expect changes under the hood. However, the German manufacturer will offer a high-performance variant and the plug-in hybrid version.

2020 BMW X1 front

2020 BMW X1 Changes

Spy photos didn’t surprise us at all. The only logical move from BMW is to deliver much-needed updates. For the start, the 2020 BMW X1 will arrive with further refinements. That includes the slightly different shape of the headlights and taillights. The front fascia looks more modern and the rear end is far more attractive.

Even under the heavy camouflage, those changes are easy to spot. Bumpers will be more aggressive and overall, the new crossover will look very handsome. Compact dimensions and shape will remain. While not official yet, X1 M version will gain larger air intakes, new exhaust outlets, and larger alloy wheels.

Interior Equipment and Design

Unfortunately, we can’t spot all of the interior updates. The upcoming 2020 BMW X1 will get a new digital instrument cluster. The same instrument cluster you can find inside the new X2 model. The new infotainment screen is also available, as standard. The dashboard was completely covered, which suggest further changes.

We are sure that the German automaker will introduce more standard equipment this time. Also, safety rating will be improved so we can expect some new driver-assistance features. Interior layout will largely remain, for sure. For a compact crossover, X1 comes with ample legroom and headroom. The sportier M variant will introduce more badging, more supportive seats and probably new steering wheel.

2020 BMW X1 side

Powertrain Details

According to our sources, the 2020 BMW X1 won’t introduce new drivetrain options. That means the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine remains as standard. This turbocharged unit produces 228 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque. 8-speed automatic transmission is available, along with the standard front-wheel-drive setup. The all-wheel-drive system will be optional, as before. The compact crossover sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds.

Fuel economy is rated at 23 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway with the FWD system. AWD configuration provides 22/31 mpg. BMW will also offer a sportier X1 M variant. This model will generate 300 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque.

Hybrid Version

As for the plug-in hybrid variant, X1 offers one, but only in China. However, the 2020 model will offer a hybrid version on more markets now. BMW will deploy a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine coupled with an electric motor and the battery pack. This combination is good for 220 horses and 280 lb-ft of twist. According to the manufacturer, BMW X1 Hybrid will provide the electric range of 37 miles.

2020 BMW X1 rear

2020 BMW X1 Release Date and Cost

The all-new 2020 BMW X1 will arrive this summer. The price will be slightly increased over the current model. The new model will start at $35,000. However, the xDriver28i model will cost around $38,000 and X1 Hybrid over $40,000.

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