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2011 BMW X1: The Tease Begins

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BMW's big product year continues with the 2011 BMW X1 sport-utility vehicle, shown here in photos from their Facebook group for the X1.

The new sport-utility vehicle--or is it a crossover?--is being readied for a fall debut, possibly at the 2009 Frankfurt auto show. BMW is releasing information prior to that show, and we're expecting full photos and details after the first of the month.

In the meantime, BMW's published these thumbnails without any details. However, much of the X1's basics have been divulged in its concept-car stage and to journalists at a preview event held last month. The new X1 will be BMW's smallest SUV, with an overall length of about 175 inches and a wheelbase of about 104 inches.

Drivetrains for the X1 will range from small four-cylinder engines to six-cylinders. In the U.S., X1 owners will likely have a choice between either the 230-horsepower, 3.0-liter in-line six or a 204-horsepower diesel four-cylinder with twin turbochargers. All-wheel drive will be an option.

Like the 1-Series BMW sedan, coupe and convertible, the X1 won't be cheap by the time it comes to America. A base price around $30,000 is likely, as is a fully-loaded price above $40,000.

Stay tuned: more 2011 BMW X1 photos and specifications are coming soon.

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2011 BMW X1

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2011 BMW X1

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