The new BMW X1 2016 and 2016 VW Tiguan, face to face

The new BMW X1 2016 and 2016 VW Tiguan, face to faceThe new BMW X1 2016 and 2016 VW Tiguan, face to faceThe new BMW X1 2016 and 2016 VW Tiguan, face to faceThe new BMW X1 2016 and 2016 VW Tiguan, face to face

Frankfurt Motor Show 2015

Much more similar than previously, new Volkswagen Tiguan and BMW X1 now have more in common than their previous generations. He 2016 Tiguan (or Second generation Tiguan) It has been developed on the latest evolution of the modular transverse platform MQB, with transverse engines and front-wheel drive versions (plus integral 4MOTION). For its part, the new 2016 BMW X1 He has done the same as the Series 2 Grand Tourer and Active Tourer, ie, departed from the base of the new Mini, which involves the use of transverse front engine and therefore the availability of versions of front-wheel drive (in instead of the above on the rear wheels).

Lighter and sportier

In both cases, the Tiguan II as the X1 2016 They bet on the outside with a sportier design, Besides offering a remarkable reduction of weight and by using shared and contrasted platforms (with the massive use of aluminum and steels of high lighter resistance).

Dimensions and space

He Second generation Tiguan slightly increases in length until the 4,49 m, against the 4.44 m BMW X1, while the wheelbase of both is substantially similar (2,68 m Tiguan versus 2,67 m X1). With the reconfiguration of the interior of these two SUV Germans officially both manufacturers promise more space for occupants in terms of free space for head, shoulders and knees.

In practical terms, when the carry the burden trunks Tiguan II and X1 II also they offer more storage capacity, with 615 liters of the Tiguan against the 505 liters of X1. In this area, therefore, it is the model Wolfsburg who wins the battle.

Interior instrumentation

He new Tiguan II It offers a Fully digital configuration its instrumentation, image and likeness of what has already been shown by the Passat. In the case of X1, the configuration can be termed as mixed, with control i-Drive in the center console as the backbone of multimedia information system, navigation and entertainment. These two compact SUV and according to versions may also offer the system Head-Up Display Projection information on the windshield.

Impeccable embodiment and visually materials (and real) quality in both is the other major outstanding feature shared by our two protagonists.


The mechanical range of VW Tiguan will initially comprises eight motors, four gas between 125 and 220 hp and as many Diesel between 115 and 240 hp. Front drive versions will be intended for the less powerful variants. Later, in late 2016-early 2017, an interesting plug-in hybrid version Tiguan GTE, which among other relevant data ensures hundred percent electric range of just over 50 km will be added.

For its part, the Mechanical offer BMW X1 part two 192 petrol engines and three diesel 231 hp and 150, 190 and 231 hp engines. Later, the Diesel offer will be extended with the arrival of a 3-cylinder engine that will lower the starting price range below 30,000 euros (according to German market prices). All these versions, the S18D 150 hp is the only version available in two-wheel drive (front).

You may also like

- Volkswagen Tiguan 2016, bombing SUV for Frankfurt 2015