It could appear a bit early to speak concerning the future BMW X1, however the Bavarians are already engaged on the subsequent era. Manufacturing ought to begin in 2022, so we now have solely three years to see it. It's a front-wheel drive automobile, however a 48V electrical system, in response to considered one of our Munich sources, will make it one of many first new automobiles in BMW's portfolio to develop into a "comfortable hybrid" car. It’s doable that some present fashions attain the 48V earlier than the brand new X1.
And in contrast to different hybrids of this kind, this one could have an electrical motor. The business has in some way agreed to name automobiles outfitted with mild hybrid 48V programs just because they not use present 12V programs however, for my part, for a automobile to be hybrid, it ought to have two separate energy sources. Nicely, the BMW X1 will definitely be a hybrid automobile as a result of it can have a 20 to 30 HP engine on board, to assist in numerous conditions.