BMW X1 2013 facelift unveiled in New York Auto Show

BMW X1 2013 facelift unveiled in New York Auto Show

Amidst all the frenzy of the 2012 New York Auto Show this week, BMW revealed their facelifted 2013 X1 sub-compact SUV.

The crossover will feature a revised front fascia that includes tweaked headlights and a new bumper with silver-painted accents. LED highlights and light rings are also available, but only as part of the optional xenon light package.

More noticeable body-colour trim pieces are on the cards, along with new side-view mirrors. The rear also receives a revamped bumper, plus fresh taillights.

Interior changes include a shallower centre console that has been tilted towards the driver. A few touches of chrome is added for that more premium BMW feel.

Under the hood, buyers will have a choice of turbocharged four-cylinder and six-cylinder engines. The X1 xDrive28i will feature a 2.0-litre turbo four, boasting 240 hp. The X1 xDrive35i will step it up a little more with BMW’s turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six, which will be good for 300 hp.

The turbo engines coupled with the light chassis and BMW’s automatic gearbox should provide enough punch to make the X1 a blast to drive on the open roads. This GLK-Class rival is expected to hit the shores of UAE, Saudi Arabia and the rest of GCC by the end of this year.

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