• Jul 1, 2009
2011 BMW X1 - Click above for a massive high-res image gallery

As expected after this morning's initial leakage, BMW has released a staggering amount of images of the 2011 BMW X1 showing the brand's new soft-roader in every conceivable environment before it's officially revealed at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show.

Along with the pics, BMW put out a brief statement (below the fold) confirming the X1's arrival in the U.S. sometime in 2011 and its plans to offer both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive (xDrive) versions, along with "a wide variety of gasoline and diesel powertrain choices." BMW won't officially confirm what mils will make the trip across the Atlantic, but the automaker says the X1 will use its EfficientDynamics system and that one gasoline engine and three diesels will be available when the X1 launches in Europe this fall. Check out all 183 high-res images in the gallery below and expect official U.S. market information to be released closer to the X1's launch in the States.




PRESS RELEASE

THE BMW X1 CONFIRMED FOR UNITED STATES IN 2011

Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey – July 1, 2009 ... It was confirmed today that the BMW X1 is planned to debut in the United States in calendar year 2011. The X1 has been conceived with the flexibility to offer traditional rear-wheel drive and xDrive all-wheel drive configurations, as well as a wide variety of gasoline and diesel powertrain choices. In light of rapidly evolving US market demands, fuel prices, and regulatory standards, elements of the X1's US launch plan, including engine and drivetrain configurations, will be forthcoming closer to the time of launch.



The BMW X1 will debut in Europe this fall with a choice of four engines - one gasoline and three diesels - and will be available in rear-wheel drive and xDrive all-wheel drive configurations. The X1 will set new benchmarks in the premium compact segment for efficiency, comfort, utility, and of course driving dynamics. Achieving up to 5.2 L/100km (45.2 miles per US gallon) on the European test cycle, the BMW Advanced Diesel-powered X1 sDrive18d will provide remarkable fuel efficiency while still achieving a top speed of 200km/h (124mph). Each drivetrain choice for the X1 will showcase the latest results of BMW's EfficientDynamics engineering strategy, which is focused to reduce emissions and consumption while enhancing the performance expected of any BMW.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      from the side and the rear-pillar it looks like a hyundai santa fe.
      • 5 Years Ago
      BMW? What car? I don't see any car in that picture...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I personally really like this car. Sue me.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Me too. I am seriously considering this as my next car when my G37 lease is up in a couple years.. It is everything I want in a car. I am sick of having a small 2-door and would like something easier egress/ingress. I want to have AWD and high clearance so that I can be able to take my car when I go snowboarding in the winters. However, I still want to have a small car so I won't have trouble fitting into spots in NYC where I live. This car seems to have everything I need, in a (relatively) attractive form factor to boot. It sure as hell looks better than that stupid looking X6.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Here he comes to eat the X3's sales...if any.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed. As little as I like this vehicle, it seems like a better vehicle than the X3. And there's very little need to offer both.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The X1 simply doesn't differ itself enough from the X3. It needs to have a major feature or be lacking one to have a SIGNIFICANT price difference between the it and the X3. But like the 1-series, it's only claim to fame is being a hundred or two hundred pounds lighter than the 3, oh and having a bigger face.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That's what I don't get. Why not kill the X3 and just have this and the X5. The X3 is a low volume seller anyhow. Having all three is something MB passes off as logical. This sucks.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, I like this way better than the X3. Having both makes no sense to me... BMW seems to think it does.






        And the chick is hot.
        • 5 Years Ago
        yup, that's what i was trying to hint at earlier, it's pointless to have this and the x3 and the x5.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is this a lot smaller than the X3?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like a re-badged Nissan Rouge from all sides excepts it's French bulldog face.
        • 5 Years Ago
        My exact thoughts.

      • 5 Years Ago
      What car?
        • 5 Years Ago
        that is why i am here.
      • 5 Years Ago
      a 30k launch price will make this pretty attractive
      • 5 Years Ago
      Naturally this car is pictured with its target demographic. I wish BMW would get back to its roots.
      • 5 Years Ago
      A very expensive station wagon.
      • 5 Years Ago
      that front is just hideous
        • 5 Years Ago
        The front is so flat, you could drive it into a wall and it wouldn't have any effect on the aesthetics.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The way the lights sag downward towards the outer ends coupled with the sloping inward lower skid plate makes the front end look 'sad' and 'pouty'. I prefer the more defined BMW front end.

        Bring over the turbo diesel!!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Its actually just the lower half of the bumper that makes this car looks weird. I think its needs to be curved in.
      • 5 Years Ago
      oh...bmw done it again... I'm start to like this car...in white.
      And hey... its the 3rd car in a row that looks exactly like the concept...
        • 5 Years Ago
        it wasn't really much of a concept...
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