The 2016 X1 was just recently spotted in the Californian desert, undergoing hot weather tests.  The 2016 X1 is rumoured to be making the switch from RWD to FWD. FWD allows for better packaging, less cost to build, and more interior room.  It is also rumoured that the X1 will be xDrive only in some markets, like  North America. Engines will range from 3 to 4 cylinders.

The 2016 X1 may have its premier next Summer, followed by an auto show debut in the Fall and a market launch in early 2016.