2024 BMW X1

2024 BMW X1: A Review

SUVs have become more prevalent in recent years due to their space, design, and economic value. Every automotive brand has developed a range of SUVs in various shapes and sizes to accommodate every customer’s needs. Whether it is a soccer mom needing a bigger boot for various extra-circular activities or a business owner who wants a practical car with a touch of luxury, SUVs have it all. 

BMW has one of the most successful and profitable SUV ranges. Within this range are seven models to choose from, including the smaller X1 to the largest X7. Like the three-series saloon, the X3 is the most popular model, followed by the X1. In 2024, BMW is set to release an improved version of the X1, called the BMW X1. So, what features will this upgraded X1 have? 

Under the Hood of the 2024 BMW X1

For the 2024 model, there are two options to choose from: the xDrive28i, which is the standard version, and the M35i xDrive, which is the sporty version. The xDrive28i has a turbocharged, 2-liter, four-cylinder engine that will produce 241 horsepower. It can complete 0-60 mph in 5.4 seconds, but it is important to note that there  is a turbo lag when driving it on the highway. In both models, all-wheel drive and seven-speed transmission come as standard. As with all BMWs, the suspension is sturdy but flexible, making it excellent on curved and bendy roads. 

The M35i xDrive contains a turbocharged, 2-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 312 horsepower, along with upgraded brakes and suspension. BMW claims that this will complete 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds. It has nineteen-inch wheels and all-season tires, but there is an option to increase the wheel diameter to 20 inches and change the tires to summer tires, if needed.  

An optional M Sport package can be added to increase the vehicle’s performance with shift paddles on the steering wheels and an adaptive suspension system.  

The X1 xDrive28i has a decent fuel economy for an SUV as it produces 25 mpg during day-to-day driving, like through a city, and 34 mpg when driving solely on a highway.  BMW has not released the fuel economy statistics for the M35i model yet.  

The Exterior of the 2024 BMW X1

The exterior of the 2024 BMW X1 has gotten a complete facelift. Previous models felt like their exterior designs were based on the Countryman’s blueprints, but finally, the X1 has received its own personality. It looks similar to the new seven series but smaller, making it one of BMW’s best-looking models. It can seat several people in the backseats and has ample cargo space in the rear.  

The M35i xDrive’s exterior is sportier than its counterpart as it has a redesigned grille at the front with larger air inlets and a black trim. 

The Interior of the 2024 BMW X1

The xDrive28i and M35i xDrive’s interiors have faux suede upholstery, textured speakers, Eucalyptus wooden trim, sports seats at the front, and a branded steering wheel. All 2024 X1s contain a power liftgate, automatic climate control, and ambient lighting. If you want to drive in luxury, the addition of the Premium package will upgrade this car to include in-dash navigation, heated seats, a heated steering wheel, a large sunroof, and a 360-degree exterior camera, to name a few.

Along with impressive interiors, BMW’s new and improved infotainment system is installed in the X1 for the first time. It includes an all-digital dashboard and a center console with an updated menu structure, making the entire system more straightforward to use. Its infotainment features are impressive, including Apple Play, Android Auto, and satellite radio. There is an option to have a wireless charger for smartphones. The Premium package also includes an upgraded audio system. 

This model also comes with many driving assistance features including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, parking sensors, self-parking, adaptive cruise control and lane centering, along with many more.  

The Price of the 2024 BMW X1

The entry model, the xDrive281 has a starting price of $41,495 for and $50,895 for the M35i xDrive. Depending on your budget, either model will give excellent performance. The only downside is that it contains a limited warranty, which lasts for four years or 50,000 miles. This warranty is the same for its powertrain, too. BMW sweetens this deal by including three years or 36,000 miles of maintenance to balance the short warranty.  

Overall, the X1 is an excellent choice if you are researching a small SUV to purchase. It has all the expert engineering from BMW plus many new and improved features like the infotainment system. It also has the M35i xDrive for customers looking for a small UV with some oomph. This new model contains something for everyone.

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Ryan Clancy
Ryan Clancy is a freelance writer and blogger. With 5+ years of mechanical engineering experience, he's passionate about all things engineering and tech. He loves bringing engineering (especially mechanical) down to a level that everyone can understand. Ryan lives in Miami, and writes about everything engineering and tech at sites like Forbes, Engineering360, Clinked, MakeUseOf, Mechanical Engineering HQ, and many more.

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