2015 BMW X1 spied cold weather testing near the Arctic Circle

BMW has started cold weather testing the second generation X1.

The next X1 rides on a new FWD architecture and testing it on heavy snow and ice is very important part of the development. In case you have your doubts about FWD and snow, then the next X1 will also be available with all-wheel drive.

We already saw the next X1 testing in South Germany last year with front wheels spinning on a wet road, giving us the first proof that it does ride on a new FWD architecture and is not RWD.

The prototype is still heavily disguised, but it does look sleeker, longer, lower and sportier with a sloping roof line, compared to the outgoing model.

There is still plenty of testing ahead and we expect to see less disguised prototypes after the winter testing is over.


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