All-new 2022 BMW X1, fully-electric iX1 leaked ahead of imminent launch

The all-new next-generation 2022 BMW X1, alongside the fully-electric iX1 are only due to make their debut later today, but images and specifications of the compact crossovers have already been leaked online, courtesy of serial leaker Wilcoblok on Instagram.

On the outside, the all-new 2022 BMW X1 appears to have received a significant styling update, borrowing many of the design elements from other new BMW models. The headlights are now slimmer and sleeker, similar to the new 2022 BMW 3 Series, while the taillights also get a new three-dimensional L-shaped design that gives the rear fascia a significantly more modern appearance.

Since it’s only a leak, images of the all-new BMW X1 are still very limited, but the rear bumper seems to have also received a hefty update featuring black chunky plastic trim inserts that give the crossover a more angular appearance. On the side, the all-new X1 also now gets a smoother door panelling with minimal character lines, paired with a discreet door handle for better aerodynamic performance.

The fully-electric BMW iX1 meanwhile can be distinguished by its unique bumpers, bright blue trim pieces all around, and the i badging on the front grille.

Inside, the all-new X1 now gets a completely redesigned dashboard architecture, headlined by the new twin floating displays running BMW’s latest iDrive 8.0 operating system. Although, the screens do not appear to be curved in these photos, and the display panels themselves also seem to be smaller in size compared to the other models like the iX.

The rest of the dashboard is dominated by air vents for the climate control system, and similar to the iX, the all-new 2022 BMW X1 also gets a floating centre console that extends from the armrest, although it seems that the iDrive rotary dial has been removed completely.

While information on the mechanicals are not available just yet, the images did reveal one of the electric iX1’s powertrain options, which we presume will likely be badged the xDrive30. It gets a dual motor set-up making a total output of 200 kW (268 hp) in normal driving conditions, with a further 30 kW (40 hp) of ‘boost’ available during harder acceleration.

Power will be supplied by a 64.7 kWh battery pack mounted in the floor to provide up to 438 km of estimated range, based on the WLTP test cycle. A 130 kW DC fast charger translates to roughly 29 minutes for a 10-80% charge, while the built-in AC charger is rated at 11 kW as standard, with a 22 kW kit available as option.

We expect the rest of the powertrain options to not differ too much from the current offering, with the standard variants including the sDrive18i and sDrive20i that are currently on offer here in Malaysia. However, a plug-in hybrid xDrive30e variant is also rumoured, offering up to 321 hp in its sportiest drive mode.

There are still a lot of holes to fill in, but we won’t have to wait too much longer as the all-new BMW X1 will be revealed completely later today – so keep your eyes peeled!


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