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2024 BMW X1 Finally Gets M Treatment

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BMW’s smallest crossover has just been redesigned for the 2023 model year but the novelties won’t stop there. Instead, the second production year also brings some very important things because, for the first time, the X1 will be offered in a performance-oriented variant in the U.S. The 2024 BMW X1 will get a new M35i version, with upgrades in power, performance and aesthetics. On the other hand, the rest of the lineup will continue in the same way.

With the new trim on offer, the X1 will significantly expand its lineup and should become an even better proposal for buyers who look for an entry-level premium SUV. The X1 is a perfect choice for drivers who care about handling and driving engagement, but this is anything but one trick pony. It is also luxurious, refined and equipped with loads of standard equipment. Moreover, it also features one of the largest cargo areas in the class.

The 2024 BMW X1 will hit the market in the last quarter of the year.

2024 BMW X1

2024 BMW X1 Gets M Treatment

For the first time, the X1 will get the M treatment in North America. The Bavarian company has just presented the M35i version for this part of the world. Upgrades over standard models will be significant. Of course, you will notice visual enhancements first but more importantly, there is a good portion of mechanical upgrades. First of all, there is the engine –the familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four has been upgraded to 312 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel drive is standard, just like the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, as well as a limited-slip differential.

Speaking of the M treatment, things go beyond power upgrades and include suspension and chassis modifications as well. Adaptive dampers are also part of the standard equipment, while coated brakes are available.

2024 BMW X1 Design

On the other hand, the rest of the lineup will carry on in the same way, with familiar design and features. This small crossover was redesigned last year and it is still very fresh, with so many great things to offer. of course, the styling is still pretty fresh, so the best we could see for the next year are new color options.

2024 BMW X1 release date

Mechanically, things are also pretty familiar, because the new generation rides on an updated UKL2 platform. With 106 inches in wheelbase, the X1 is a typical representative of its class. It is compact, maneuverable and, unlike most rivals, pretty engaging to drive. The bigger BMW X3 will also get a full redesign soon!

Interior

On the inside, the new generation looks pretty simple but very elegant. The selection of materials is pretty impressive, while we particularly like the build quality and attention to detail. The simplistic cabin is highlighted by a massive set of screens, which replace physical controls almost completely. Moreover, even the BMW’s well-known rotary knob is gone and the infotainment is operated completely through touch-sensitive controls.

Besides pleasant aesthetics, this cabin also offers a lot of passenger space. Both rows of seats are spacious enough to accommodate adult passengers. The front seats are massive and supportive, perfect for longer journeys and the rear seats aren’t much worse at all. As for the cargo area, the numbers are actually pretty impressive for the class. This SUV offers around 25.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and 57.2 cubic feet in total.

2024 BMW X1 Interior

Features

The second production year shouldn’t bring any major changes in this aspect. Moreover, we are pretty sure that most of the things are about to remain the same. Therefore, base versions are expected to come standard with goodies like a 10.7-inch touch screen, a 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster, wireless Apple CarPlay, wireless Android Auto, navigation, a Wi-Fi hot spot, satellite radio, HD Radio, Bluetooth, a seven-speaker audio system, four USB ports, dual-zone climate control, push-button start etc.

Among upgrades, expect to find wireless device charging, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, remote keyless entry, remote start, a digital key, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, an interior overhead camera and a panoramic sunroof.

As for safety features, base models should come standard with a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian and cyclist detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams and many more. As for the upgrades, count on things like reverse collision warning, reverse automatic emergency braking,  adaptive cruise control, head-up display, traffic jam assist, surround-view camera and many more.

2024 BMW X1 Release Date and Price

The 2024 BMW X1 will arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 40.000 dollars. As for the new M35i, we already know it will cost slightly under 51.000 dollars. Key competitors are Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA, Volvo XC40 etc.

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