BMW X1 Prototype Official Spy Video Drifting on the Snow

Here is a fun "spy" video of the 2010 BMW X1. We say "spy" because strictly speaking it's not a spy video but a promotional video shot by BMW while testing the car on snow. Some of the car's dynamic handling properties are explored with music in the background and slo-mo shots. The car is covered in black and white camouflage but it's clear that it's more X3 than X6 in that it's shaped more like a wagon than a coupe SUV. It sounds good too.

A concept X1 appeared at the 2008 Paris International Motor Show. Although modeled around the 1-Series the X1 should be slightly longer and wider than the baby Beemer, just like the X3 is a bit longer and wider than a 3-Series. The same line of petrol and diesel engines from the 1-Series will be available as well as a possible debut of four-cylinder petrol turbo powerplants. With BMW stepping up its full-electric and hybrid programmes, these may be fitted too.

The rear-wheel-drive bias xDrive all-wheel-drive system will be on offer as well as manual and automatic gearboxes.


Source: BMW
Published Feb 4, 2009 8:28 am By Thami Masemola
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Comments (7)

 dlsgap dlsgap
What about the video of the VW Tiguan pulling the BMW out when it got stuck?
March 5, 2009 8:21 pm
 n1c0 n1c0
I am pretty sure this is a 3.0L naturally aspirated, but don't ask me why...
February 4, 2009 7:30 pm
 Lemonsqweezer3000 Lemonsqweezer3000
typisch BMW performance!
February 4, 2009 6:24 pm
 stelvio stelvio
nice engine sound. is that coming from the 3.0L twin turbo six?
February 4, 2009 4:31 pm
 unknownuser unknownuser
¿¿¿offical spy video??? what nonsense name is that??????
February 4, 2009 2:55 pm
 lucifa lucifa
It'll be interesting to see what it actually looks like, but the performance looks pretty decent. Sounds good, too - and is that a turbo I hear?
February 4, 2009 2:05 pm
 trekkerbin trekkerbin
I just can't wait to see it. The dynamic performance must a lot better than other Bimmer SUVs.
February 4, 2009 1:52 pm