2024 BMW X1: Electrification for the U.S. Market in Works?

BMW’s entry-level crossover has just been redesigned. The new generation introduced mostly evolutionary changes, with subtle mechanical and visual updates. Normally, we would expect no changes for the 2024 BMW X1, which will represent the second production year. However, the company plans to introduce a couple of new powertrain options for the second production year. Allegedly, the next year’s model could bring a plug-in hybrid version, while some sources also speculate about an all-electric setup, which already debuted in Europe.

Other than powertrain updates, we don’t believe that the next year’s model could bring more important changes. The overall design will remain the same, which means that you may count on a crossover that offers composed handling, a spacious and practical cabin, good interior quality and lots of standard equipment. On the other hand, we think that the main drawback is the infotainment system, which requires a bit of a learning curve.

2024 BMW X1

2024 BMW X1 Could Get New Powertrain Options

As we’ve just mentioned, one of the possible novelties for the 2024 BMW X1 is to see updates under the hood. The new generation arrived with an upgraded version of the familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four, which now features a max output of 241 horsepower and a pretty impressive 295 pound-feet of torque. Also, there is a new dual-clutch transmission, which also has a big impact on the overall performance.

On the other hand, various sources suggest that electrified models could finally arrive in North America. One of them could be a plug-in hybrid, with a combined output of around 320 horsepower. Also, the European market already debuted in an all-electric variant, with a dual-motor setup. We presume that this version could arrive in North America soon as well. The system offers a total output of over 300 horsepower. The system comes in a combination with a 64.7-kW battery pack, as well as 130-kW charging speed.

2024 BMW X1 Design

Other than the new powertrain options, we don’t believe that the 2024 BMW X1 could bring more important changes. The recent redesign brought mostly evolutionary changes, which is no wonder if we consider that the previous model was already pretty impressive. The new model features a 0.9-inches longer wheelbase, but the overall shape feels quite similar. The suspension and chassis came with fine-tuning, so the ride quality is even better now, with a fine balance between comfort and athleticism.

2024 BMW X1

As we’ve just mentioned, the overall shape looks pretty similar to the previous generation. Styling changes are evolutionary and the biggest ones are at the front. There, you can notice a bolder iteration of the well-known kidney grille, more aggressive bumpers, new headlights and a more muscular overall look. So, it’s hard to believe that the 2024 BMW X1 could bring any notable styling changes.

Interior

The same is with the interior design, which should continue in the same way. The recent redesign brought a new dashboard design, which utilizes the company’s latest approach to tech solutions. This primarily refers to the massive panel that utilizes a massive infotainment screen and digital instrument cluster, in the same way as models like X7 or all-electric iX. Other than that, things look pretty elegant, while we like the selection of quality materials all around the cabin.

As we already mentioned, the new generation came with a slightly longer wheelbase, which improved X1’s already impressive passenger room even more. The front seats are well-shaped, with excellent side support and plenty of space. The second row also accommodates adults with ease, which isn’t always the case in the segment of luxury subcompact crossovers. The same is with the cargo area, which is among the biggest in the class. In numbers, that would be around 26 cubic feet behind the second row and 57 cubic feet of the total cargo volume.

2024 BMW X1 Interior

Features

Once again, it’s hard to expect bigger changes, though minor tweaks are always possible. The current model is already equipped pretty well. It comes standard with goodies like dual-zone automatic climate control, ambient interior lighting, and a power liftgate. A panoramic sunroof is part of the optional Convenience package while heated front seats and a heated steering wheel are standalone options. The list of standard equipment also includes a massive infotainment screen, digital instrument cluster, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM etc.

When it comes to safety and driver-assistance features, all models come standard with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and front and rear parking sensors. Additionally, you can opt for goodies like adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, low-speed hands-free driving function, and front cross-traffic alert.

2024 BMW X1 Release Date and Price

We expect that the 2024 BMW X1 will arrive sometime in the second half of the year, with a starting price of around 39.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA, Volvo XC40 etc.

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