The BMW X1 was originally scheduled to arrive in the U.S. back in 2010, but production delays led the German automaker to hold off on its smallest utility vehicle.
The delay, combined with an uncertainty about how American consumers would react to an even smaller BMW crossover, eventually led to the decision to hold off until a mid-cycle refresh.
Those hoping to get their hands on an X1 will be excited by these latest spy photos of the X1, sporting an updated look. The changes are minimal, with similar headlights and taillights, while the front and rear bumpers are new. Expect some upgraded interior trims and options, while small tweaks are likely for under the hood.
Currently, the X1 powertrain that’s expected to reach our shores is a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, making 241 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque an mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.