BMW is now releasing a more powerful version of the smallest model in the X series. They call it the X1 M35i xDrive, and under the hood resides the manufacturer’s most powerful four-cylinder engine yet. It’s a 2.0-liter engine equipped with TwinPower Turbo, producing 316 horsepower and 400 Newton-meters of torque.
This is enough to propel the car from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds, and the power is transmitted to all four wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission. To handle all that power, the chassis has been upgraded with stiffer springs and dampers, and the steering has been made sportier. Sharper brakes are available with the M Compound option, which includes four-piston calipers and 386-millimeter discs at the front.
In terms of appearance, the car features sportier front and rear bumpers, larger wheels, and four exhaust pipes at the rear. Sales will begin in October, with a price tag of $49,900.