If you happen to’re out there for a luxurious model’s crossover, it’s onerous to do higher than the BMW X1. It’s not on the identical stage because the X3, however on the similar time, its base worth is about $7,000 lower than the X3’s. However let’s say you need one thing small that delivers a bit extra efficiency than the X1 xDrive28i’s 241 hp and 6.2-second zero-to-60 time. That is the place the 2024 BMW X1 M35i xDrive comes into play.
Design-wise, it’s nonetheless an X1, so your opinion of the X1 M35i’s design will principally rely on what you consider the common X1. However a minimum of we’d argue that the sporty bodywork and M touches, plus the spoiler and quad exhaust, make it look higher than the bottom model. Likewise, the interior adjustments are appreciated however removed from revolutionary. We’re positive the sports activities seats are nice, though we may do with out the illuminated M badge on them.
The larger story with the X1 M35i is what’s below the hood. On this case, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 312 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, it sends its energy to all 4 wheels and includes a handbook limited-slip differential up entrance. Add a regular M adjustable suspension, and elective upgraded 15.2-inch and 19-inch light-weight alloy brakes, and the M35i must be much more enjoyable to drive than the common X1.
By way of efficiency numbers, BMW says the X1 M35i xDrive will hit 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, which is a full second quicker than the bottom mannequin. It can additionally prime out at 130 mph, however in the event you splurge for the elective 20-inch wheels with efficiency tires (versus normal all-seasons on common wheels), prime velocity will increase to 155 mph.
Pricing for the 2024 BMW X1 M35i xDrive begins at $50,895 together with vacation spot, which is roughly according to the marginally much less highly effective Mercedes-AMG GLA 35. By the way, the GLA 35 additionally has a zero-to-60 match time. The X1 M35i will go on sale within the US in October.