BMW confirms first ever X1 M for Australia

The first ever M version of the BMW X1, the M35i xDrive, will launch in Australia at the end of this year. Set to be the flagship variant, it will combine performance with breakthrough digital features and driver assistance systems.

Under the hood is a 233kW/400Nm TwinPower turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine, paired with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission with an M specific shift pattern, and M Sport boost. BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive is paired with a limited slip diff on the front axle.

On the outside, it features a double-bar kidney grille, M mirror caps, a quad pipe exhaust and 20-inch M specific light alloy wheels. This model also features a 15-milimetre drop in ride height compared with other BMW X1 variants.

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The interior gains BMW’s OS9 platform, a new curved display, an M steering wheel, and a personal e-SIM phone antenna with 5G capability as standard. The new operating system paves the way for future gaming and video streaming offerings in the future.

A 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system sound system also features, as well as the premium iteration of BMW’s subscription service. The expressive cabin also sports a portrait mounted wireless phone charging cradle.

The 2024 BMW X1 M35i xDrive will additionally feature the most advanced suite of driver and parking assistance systems available in the premium compact crossover segment. To be launched later this year, customer deliveries will begin Q4 2023.

Local pricing and specifications will be announced closer to its launch. For more information, contact your nearest BMW dealer.

Dylan Swan
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