BMW X1

In this video released by the boys at Munich, BMW’s Head of Project for the BMW X1 Peter Krist talks about BMW’s smallest X model to date, which is quite close to size to the current generation and soon to be replaced BMW X3. It’s also the first X1 to be available in rear wheel drive as well as all-wheel drive.

Nothing odd about the X1 to be, there are plenty who want an SUV but want it closer to a sedan’s driving feel and don’t want to handle something overly large – so the X3 has room to move up a size right between the X1 and the X5. There’s quite some room between the X1’s 2,760mm wheelbase and the X5’s 2,933mm wheelbase – somewhere around 2,850mm perhaps, which is a decent size up from the current X3’s 2,795mm wheelbase.

Watch the video after the jump.

VIDEO: BMW X1