BMW’s redesigned entry-level SUV will feature a similar wraparound screen array as the new i4 and iX.
The 2023 BMW X1 has been spied testing, with our photographers getting a look at the interior.
Inside, there’s a digital instrument cluster and touchscreen in the same assembly, with the latter angled towards the driver.
The upcoming electric models will use a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
The grille on all X1 models is in a more traditional BMW style.
While the double kidneys will be linked, it’ll eschew the plunging look of the new 4 Series.
All models look set to receive the flush door handles seen on the likes of the i4 and iX.
The X1 is set to receive its first all-electric version – excluding the defunct, China-only Zinoro 1E – that will wear the iX1 nameplate, giving BMW a rival for the Mercedes-Benz EQA.
Expect visual changes to be limited to restyled bumpers, a unique grille, and available blue accents.
As part of BMW’s Power of Choice strategy, the X1 family will also offer internal-combustion petrol and diesel engines and a plug-in hybrid.
Along with support for electrified and pure-electric power, the new platform should allow BMW to move the X1 into a new era in interior design.
The current model, despite a recent mid-life refresh, doesn’t have the latest BMW OS infotainment system or digital instruments.
It also misses out on systems such as lane-keep assist and blind-spot monitoring, which are now becoming common on rivals.
Despite this, it’s still a strong seller for BMW locally.
To the end of July 2021, the X1 is outselling the newer Mercedes-Benz GLA with 2174 sales against 1992 for the Benz.
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