The upcoming 2023 BMW X1 has been spied testing, and as we have noticed, it will be much longer than the outgoing model. So, the smallest crossover might not be so small anymore, and according to some early reports, its length will be a significant increase to 181.1 inches or (4.6 meters). Compared to the previous version, the new one is nearly 16 centimeters (6.3 inches) longer.
Basically, the growth spurt isn’t surprising in this case because almost all next-gen BMW cars are typically larger than their predecessors. Besides, we can expect the new SUV to receive some mid-cycle upgrades, regarding the exterior and interior. The all-electric variant is also rumored, and it could be called iX1.
2023 BMW X1 Redesign
Unlike the previous generation, the new 2023 BMW X1 will be significantly longer. Literary, we noticed that looking at its first spied images. According to a reliable source, the forthcoming SUV length will increase to 181.1 inches or (4.6 meters), which is nearly 16 centimeters (6.3 inches) longer than the outgoing model. As for appearance, the manufacturer will clearly make some revision, mostly on the front and rear end.
We noticed a more attractive grille and more thinner headlights, with new graphics. On the back, the spied BMW X1 is heavily camouflaged, but some small modifications on the taillights and bumper are made.
Inside, the forthcoming 2023 BMW X1 will definitively be more spacious, thanks to its stretched platform. This subcompact SUV is modern, and it can easily rival more luxurious rivals from Audi and Mercedes-Benz. With two rows of seats, the BMW X1 offers enough room for five passengers, and it has one of the biggest cargo holds in its class.
On top of that, it includes the iDrive infotainment system that uses an 8.8-inch touchscreen. Also, as standard, the BMW X1 comes with Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM, and a 7-speaker audio system. Safety is excellent, and the upcoming SUV has forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors, lane-departure warning, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control.
2023 BMW X1 Engine Specs
The sole engine will power the new 2023 BMW X1. As far as we know, the manufacture will continue to offer a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. This engine is excellent, and it produces 228 horsepower with 258 lb.-ft of torque.
Thanks to that, the BMW X1 has a punchy acceleration and good fuel economy, even when it is equipped with an all-wheel drive. Besides this engine, we expect an EV variant model that will reportedly ride on the new FAAR platform. The platform will be able to hold 38-kWh and 74-kWh batteries with a range of up to 250 miles. Rumors say the base model will produce 180 hp, while the more potent dual-motor could deliver 250 hp.
2023 BMW X1 Price, Release Date
The new 2023 BMW X1 has a starting price of $35,400 for the sDrive28i model. However, going for the all-wheel-drive xDrive28i model, the price will increase by $2000 more or a total of $37,400. The price of the electric variant is not yet available, but we presume that it will be around $45,000 or so.
Overall, in the same pricing range, the X1 is very close to the opponents like the Audi Q3, and the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class. We expect the new refreshed SUV to appear sometime later this year, likely in the summer.