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First spy pics of BMW's new sportier soft-roader in testing; visual and mechanical changes expected

The most sporting variant of BMW’s X1 soft-roader has been spied in testing for the first time.

These scoop shots reveal a lightly disguised BMW X1 sporting the forthcoming M Sport package. The BMW X1 M Sport will be similar to other models offered in BMW’s popular trim level, with both visual and mechanical upgrades.

See the spy pics of the BMW X1 M Sport

The test car’s disguise hides a more aggressive lower section of the front-end, with a wider, deeper front bumper and air intakes inspired by M division’s X5 and X6 models.

Also disguised are the car’s wider side sills and pseudo diffuser fitted at the rear. The X1 M Sports will offer a new alloy wheel design, too.

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Interior changes are expected to include sports seats, a special leather M division steering wheel and gear knob, M Sport badging, M Sport aluminium kick plates and a new headlining. Mechanical changes will to include special, more sporting M Sport suspension and exhausts systems.

The BMW X1 M Sport is tipped to launch at next spring’s Geneva motor show.

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AlexF512 8 October 2010

Re: BMW X1 M Sport uncovered

optimal_909 wrote:
X6M and X5M are not even M GmbH developments, but came from BMW AG... so yes, your statement is true even from an objective viewpoint.

Interesting, I didn't know that and it explains a lot. Philosophically the M coupes and M soft roaders are poles apart.

matstanza 7 October 2010

Re: BMW X1 M Sport uncovered

I keep coming across this word premium, what do people mean by this, is it the price tag? because in about 15yrs time it will probably end up as scrap just like a vauxhall or ford and be less reliable than the average Japanese car, so again what is meant by premium?

38carssofar 7 October 2010

Re: BMW X1 M Sport uncovered

... at least (some - notably the modern) Bristols are elegantly ugly - this Frankenstein creation is just F.ugly