Here comes the new BMW X1 M35i X Drive

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A new model, performing and unmistakable M characterhere comes the new one BMW X1 M35i xDrive.

It is positioned at the top of the range BMW X1. It aims to offer that driving pleasure in all conditions. This is the basis of the Sports Activity Vehicle concept.

The new BMW X1 M35i xDrive, source press office

The new BMW X1 M35i xDrive, source press officeThe new BMW X1 M35i xDrive, source press office

Driving pleasure in all conditions

The four-cylinder unit is part of the new modular generation of motori Efficient Dynamics del BMW Group.

And use the tecnologia M TwinPower Turbo. By registering one maximum power of 221 kW/300 hp in Europe. Even higher than 233 kW/317 hp in the United States and other select markets.

The new BMW X1 M35i xDrive reaches 100 km/h from standstill in 5.4 seconds.

While the maximum speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. The specific M chassis – including optional M Compound brakes for the first time on a performance model – combines with the intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel drive to deliver incredible performance.

The new BMW iDrive with QuickSelect

The car is also surprising in terms of digital technology: it is among the first models to have the new technology BMW iDrive con QuickSelect he was born in BMW Operating System 9. The market launch of the new BMW X1 M35i xDrive will start in October 2023 in the USA. Deliveries in Europe will start in November 2023. The model will be built at the BMW Group Plant in Regensburg, together with all other variants of the new BMW X1, including the all-electric BMW iX1.

Even more power with the new four-cylinder engine

The most powerful of the four-cylinder petrol unit of the latest generation of modular engines. This provides all the power that the new BMW X1 M35i xDrive.

Several innovations distinguish these new engines from the previous generation. Among these, the adoption of the Miller cycle. The redesign of the intake ports and combustion chambers. And the changes to the camshaft timing, injection, ignition system and exhaust gas path.

Strength points

Among the strengths of the unit from 2.0 liter M there are a new, extremely robust crankshaft drive. An optimized oil supply system for the pistons with cooling channels.

And shells and main bearing caps taken from the latest generation in-line six-cylinder petrol engine. The optimized M TwinPower Turbo technology. This increases the performance of the supercharging system and the indirect cooling of the air.

And at the same time introducing the double injection for the preparation of the mixture. It is also equipped with variable VANOS cam timing.

With optimized oil supply for the drive. And fully variable VALVETRONIC valve timing. The engine generates its maximum power between 5,750 and 6,500 rpm.

While maximum torque of 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) is available from 2,000 to 4,500 rpm.

The new BMW X1 M35i xDrive, source press office

Seven-speed Steptronic transmission with dual clutch and M Sport Boost

The change Seven-speed Steptronic fitted to the new BMW X1 M35i xDrive. It stands out for its ultra-fast shifting. The paddles on the steering wheel allow for rapid manual intervention in the gear selection process.

The M Sport Boost function is also available. To achieve exceptional speeds. In this case, when the driver pulls the gear lever to the left for at least one second. All drive and chassis systems are switched to their sportiest setting.

Superior traction and agility

The intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system. This ensures that drive power is distributed between the front and rear wheels as needed in each situation.

The system is always interconnected with the chassis control technology. An engagement clutch with electro-hydraulic control. It also allows the drive torque to be directed to the rear wheels within a few milliseconds.

Ensuring traction, directional stability and sportiness clearly above the norm.

Finally, the all-wheel drive system is assisted in its task by the mechanical slip differential. This limited integrated into the seven-speed Steptronic transmission of the new BMW X1 M35i xDrive.

This serves to limit the speed difference between the front wheels. With a locking factor of up to 26%, it increases traction on rough terrain or in adverse weather conditions, while increasing agility and driving dynamics when cornering at speed.

Adaptive M suspension and sports steering as standard

The standard equipment of the new BMW X1 M35i xDrive includes the adaptive M suspension, whose mechanically controlled frequency-selective and adjustable dampers promote agility and comfort over long distances. Pressure peaks inside the shock absorbers are smoothed out with the help of additional active valves on the rebound side. As a result, the system offers a comfortable response when absorbing small bumps in the road surface, while maintaining the sporty characteristics of the shock absorbers in dynamic driving situations.

The performance model’s M-specific chassis technology also results in a 15 millimeter reduction in ride height compared to the other variants of the BMW X1. The sports steering, which is also standard, combines speed-sensitive Servotronic power assistance with a very direct gear ratio.

Integrated braking system with optional M compound brakes

The integrated brake system of the new BMW X1 M35i xDrive responds with extreme precision to driver inputs, while providing excellent feedback via the brake pedal. The system combines the functions of brake activation, brake booster and brake control in one compact module, while an electric actuator is used to activate the required brake pressure.

It is the first performance model from BMW M GmbH to be offered with the M Compound brake option, comprising four-piston fixed caliper brakes with 385-millimeter drilled discs on the front wheels and single-piston floating caliper units with integrated parking and 330 mm discs on the rear wheels. Internally ventilated brake discs consist of a gray cast iron ring and an aluminum chamber. The M Compound brakes offer very comfortable braking, very good sensitivity and stable stopping power even under heavy loads. In addition, weight has been minimized and unsprung masses are substantially lower than with conventional brake systems. The brake calipers are painted gray and feature the M logo.

Limits wheel slip near the actuator for increased agility

A particularly important contribution, together with DSC (Dynamic Stability Control), to the BMW X1 M35i xDrive’s combination of agile handling and agility is made by the “near the actuator” wheel slip limitation technology. In this case, the traction control function is integrated into the engine management. This eliminates the long journey for the signal to travel to the DSC control unit, meaning that corrective inputs are applied up to ten times faster than conventional systems and with exceptional accuracy. The quasi-automatic wheel slip limitation ensures optimum traction (even on slippery roads), unshakable straight-line composure under hard acceleration and excellent directional stability when cornering.

The new BMW X1 M35i xDrive, source press office

Standard 19-inch M light-alloy wheels

Two-spoke M light-alloy wheels with a 19-inch diameter round off the chassis specification of the new BMW X1 M35i xDrive. The standard light-alloy wheels are fitted with tires that are 20 millimeters wider than on the outgoing model, to give the range-topper even more handling potential. 20-inch M light-alloy wheels in an exclusive two-spoke design and sports tires are both available as options.

Design and equipment. An exclusive window into M performance

Furthermore, it distinguishes itself from other SAV compacts not only by its superior performance, but also by its design. The M-specific design elements reflect the elite sporting character of the new model with an intensity that is unmatched by any other high-performance model from BMW M GmbH.

The cabin of the new BMW X1 M35i xDrive already offers a strikingly sporty atmosphere in its standard specification, and its distinctive aura can be further enhanced with exclusive options such as the M Sport seats. M-specific content on the BMW Curved Display – a fully digital display group consisting of the 10.25-inch information display and the control display with a diagonal of 10.7 inches – keeps the driver’s attention on the sporty driving experience . Furthermore, the most powerful variant of the compact SAV can be equipped with almost the entire range of options offered for the BMW X1 to optimize driving pleasure, comfort and individualisation.

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