Are you in the market for a small SUV that has it all? Then you should take a look at the new BMW X1 M35i xDrive. This is the most potent and agile version of the X1, BMW's smallest crossover, and it has a lot of features that make it unique.
Power and Handling
The BMW X1 M35i xDrive has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 306 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. That means it can go from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in only 5.0 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The engine is connected to an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission with smooth and fast shifts and paddle shifters on the steering wheel for manual control.
The BMW X1 M35i xDrive also has a smart all-wheel drive system that sends the power to the front and rear wheels, depending on the driving situation. This gives it optimal grip, stability on any road surface, and better agility and handling in corners. The SUV also has an M Sport suspension that reduces the ride height by 10 mm (0.4 inches), an M Sport steering that gives more direct feedback, and an M Sport brake system that gives powerful and accurate braking.
One of the highlights of the BMW X1 M35i xDrive is the M Sport Boost Function, which can be activated by pulling the left paddle shifter for at least one second. This puts all the adaptive chassis tech into their sportiest modes, increasing the throttle response, sharpening the steering, stiffening the suspension, and enhancing the exhaust sound. The SUV also has a mechanical limited-slip differential on the front axle, improving grip and traction when accelerating out of corners.
Design and Comfort
The BMW X1 M35i xDrive has a sporty design that sets it apart from other small SUVs. It has bigger air intakes, a Cerium Grey kidney grille, an M rear spoiler, and dual exhaust pipes. It also has LED headlights and taillights, 19-inch alloy wheels, and an exclusive Misano Blue metallic paint option. The interior is also sporty and elegant, with sports seats, an M leather steering wheel, an anthracite headliner, and aluminum trim. The SUV also has a lot of space and comfort for up to five passengers and a large cargo capacity of 505 liters (17.8 cubic feet) that can be expanded to 1,550 liters (54.7 cubic feet) by folding down the rear seats.
The BMW X1 M35i xDrive is fun, fast to drive, and smart and safe. It has a lot of advanced driver assistance systems, such as lane departure warning, speed limit information, collision warning with brake intervention, park distance control, rear view camera, and head-up display. It also has a digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation, wireless charging, and Wi-Fi hotspot. The infotainment system also shows M-specific graphics that show various performance data such as boost pressure, oil temperature, g-force meter, and lap timer.
Plug-in Hybrid Technology
The BMW X1 M35i xDrive is one of the most exciting small SUVs on the market today. It has a combination of performance, luxury, and versatility that appeals to drivers who want more than just a practical family car. It also shows that BMW is committed to developing electrified vehicles that are both efficient and exhilarating. The SUV is part of BMW's plug-in hybrid range, including models such as the BMW X3 xDrive30e, BMW X5 xDrive45e, and BMW iX3. These vehicles have a combustion engine, electric motor, and battery pack that can be recharged from an external source. This lets them run on pure electric power for short distances, reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
The plug-in hybrid technology also improves the performance of these vehicles by providing extra power and torque when needed. For example, the BMW X3 xDrive30e can go from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.1 seconds thanks to its combined output of 292 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque. The BMW X5 xDrive45e can do it in 5.6 seconds with its combined output of 394 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque. And the iX3 can do it in 6.8 seconds with its electric output of 286 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. These vehicles also have different driving modes that let the driver choose between maximum efficiency, maximum performance, or a balanced mix of both.
The BMW X1 M35i xDrive has a starting price of $49,900 in the US market or €56,250 in Germany. It is expected to go on sale in late 2023.