One reason would have to do with series recognition, but we are going to be frank and admit that economics probably played a big part in this, as well: all X1 and iX1 versions will share the same assembly line for the first time, according to the Bavarian carmaker. Anyway, that means it is also harder to differentiate one from the other. With so many options – gas, diesel, MHEV, plug-in hybrid, and fully electric – it is certainly going to be hard for any of them to stand out in a crowd.
Well, across the virtual automotive realm, things are easier when you are the pixel master better known as SRK Designs on social media. The CGI expert has decided to expand a newly created digital limited edition and potentially turn it into an ongoing series. So, after the 2023 BMW X7 LCI quickly morphed into what looked like Batman’s family-friendly SUV, now it is time to check out the 2023 X1 dressed up in “Dark Shadow” drabs.
Interestingly, this is no ordinary X1, and instead, the digital content creator decided to start with an all-rounder sustainable base – the PHEV version. So, the latest behind-the-scenes making-of shows everything turning all black, a direct upgrade over the OEM atmosphere where only the grille was darkly menacing, while the usual chrome attire was also nowhere to be found. Is it better now, or is that too much like Americana murdered-out?