- Image credit: @buschixd on Instagram

BMW might just be working on an M version of the X1

Okay everyone, calm down.

11w ago

BMW’s ever-growing X-range is one of the most profitable groups of cars in the automotive industry. The X1 is currently the cheapest method of entering BMW’s X-range however it is a car which is a little under the radar. Fortunately, it seems that BMW is working on an M version of the X1.

A camouflaged compact SUV by BMW was recently spotted by Instagram user buschixd. Some members of the media originally brought up the idea of it being a new version of the X3 or X5 however the car is far too small to be either of these. Furthermore, new versions of the X3 and X5 - which look nothing like this camouflaged vehicle - have already been spotted testing. This means that it has to be a version of the X1.

As to why it’s suspected to be an M version? The main reason is the car’s quad-exhaust system. In addition to this, between these exhausts lays a sporty diffuser, something very M-like. The aggressive mirrors also suggest it being an M car.

If it goes into production, the X1 M will go against the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45.

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Comments (7)

  • no need for more ugliness

      2 months ago
  • Can someone please explain why testing cars always are covered in that white and black design? I have never understood it.

      2 months ago
    • It's to attempt to disguise the car so the press aren't all over it before a finished product is ready. Not to camouflage but the patterns hide specific creases in body lines etc which give away what the car could be. It doesn't really work...

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        2 months ago
    • Ah okay. I was going to say, it doesn't work out that well. I mean, in this post, it was kinda hard to tell it was BMW, I kinda thought it was a Durango (Don't hate me.) but most other ones, yeah it doesn't work.

        2 months ago
  • What

      2 months ago
  • M is FWD/AWD hey, BMW AG, WTF is that?

      2 months ago
  • Please God no

      2 months ago