The front grille is enlarged, but it is not as big as you would find on other models from the BMW range, so nobody should be upset about it. Or maybe not too upset about it.
The leaked images in the photo gallery show both models, and even reveal a couple of specifications.
For example, we can see that the iX1 will be able to charge from an AC plug with up to 11 kW, but an optional accessory allows AC charging at up to 22 kW.
The 64,7-kWh battery can be charged with up to 130 kW from a direct current unit, which means that it would get 120 kilometers (about 74.56 mi) of range charged in just 10 minutes from such a plug, while a 10-80 percent charge would be done in just 29 minutes.
Mind you, this would happen only if the DC charger were capable of supplying 130 kW, which is not something that all units of this kind can do.
The BMW iX1 comes with a drag coefficient of 0,26, which is incredibly low, especially for an SUV, and it is powered by BMW's fifth-generation electric drivetrains.
Its maximum WLTP-estimated range sits at 438 kilometers (about 272.16 mi), while its two electric motors provide a continuous maximum power of 200 kW, but have a boost function that delivers an extra 30 kW (40 horsepower) for a brief time. How lovely!
So, the 2023 BMW iX1 will have a maximum of 271 metric horsepower, or 268 horsepower in normal driving, but it will be able to squeeze up to 308 horsepower, which is 312 metric horsepower, for a quick pass. It's no BMW M, but over 300 horsepower on an SUV in that class should make for a nice drive.
Regarding the next-generation BMW X1, we can see that it will have a trunk capacity that will sit between 540 and 1,600 liters, which is 19 to 56 cubic feet (about twice the volume of a large refrigerator) of cargo volume. The interior has been redesigned, and it now features a curved display with a 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster and a 10.7-inch touchscreen multimedia control display.
BMW still uses conventional buttons on the X1's steering wheel and has implemented its BMW Operating System 8 in the vehicle's "brain." These are among the expected things with this model, so do not be too impressed just yet.
Features will include elements like a wireless charging tray, a leather-wrapped M Sport steering wheel with multifunctional buttons, a set of optional sport seats that can be had with a massage function, and more.
Be sure to notice things like the new door pulls, as well as the company's Live Cockpit Professional system that includes Augmented View and the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.
Expect to learn more about the next-gen BMW X1, as well as the BMW iX1 in the coming days, when the German manufacturer intends to reveal the pair.