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 |  Jun 29 2011, 7:57 AM

When BMW‘s X1 luxury crossover model does finally arrive here, it will come equipped with the company’s  new turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. Making power roughly similar to the inline six-cylinder currently used in cars like the 3 Series, expect it to use the 28i or xDrive28i badge.

Power will be rated at around 240-hp and an impressive 260 lb-ft of torque and this engine will be the base offering for the X1 range says BMW representative Dave Buchko, suggesting that a more potent offering (perhaps a 300-hp X1 xDrive35i) is also in the works. With that output, look for a 7.4 second 0-60 mph time for rear-drive models and a 7.8 second time for AWD ones.

What isn’t yet clear is if BMW will offer a diesel 4-cylinder model currently available in Europe, making 163-hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. A new, less-potent 2.0-liter, has just been introduced in Europe making 184-hp and 199 lb-ft of torque.

Look for the X1 to arrive some time in early 2012.

[Source: InsideLine]