BMW X1 M35i Gets Unique Brake Option

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – BMW has added a distinctive performance model to the top of the BMW X1 small sport-utility vehicle (SUV) range, one with an optional unique braking system.

The new 2024 BMW X1 M35i xDrive builds on the emotional driving pleasure that lies at the heart of BMW’s compact Sports Activity Vehicle with an injection of the power, agility and precision for which M models are celebrated.

Its 2.0-liter 4-cylinder motor is part of the new modular generation of BMW Group Efficient Dynamics engines and uses M TwinPower Turbo technology to produce 312 horesepower and 295 pounds-feet of torque.

With this newfound energy, the new BMW X1 M35i xDrive races from rest to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, on to a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph. M-specific chassis technology – including the option of M Compound brakes for the first time on an M performance model – is integrated with BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive to deliver sublime performance characteristics.

Integrated braking system with the option of M Compound brakes.

The integrated braking system fitted to the new BMW X1 M35i xDrive is more than up to the task of keeping all the available power under control while providing excellent feedback through the brake pedal. It packages the brake activation, brake booster, and braking control functions within a single compact module, while an electric actuator is used to initiate the required brake pressure.

The new BMW X1 M35i xDrive is the first M performance model to offer optional M Compound brakes, comprising four-piston, fixed-caliper brakes with 15.2-inch drilled discs at the front wheels and single-piston, floating-caliper units with integrated parking brake and 13.0-inch discs at the rear.

The inner-vented brake discs are composed of a grey cast iron ring and an aluminum chamber. The M Compound brakes offer very comfortable braking, superb feel, and stable stopping power under high loads.

In addition to this, weight has been minimized and unsprung masses are substantially lower compared with conventional braking systems.

The brake calipers are finished in high-gloss grey and bear the M logo.

Extensive ADAS available on new model

A wide array of cutting-edge driver assistance systems can also be specified.

Already fitted as standard are Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation, Active Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Active Park Distance Control.

The Driving Assistance Plus Package adds Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go and Steering & Lane Control Assistant.

Upgrading further to the Driving Assistance Professional Package adds Active Lane Keeping Assistant with side collision avoidance and the Traffic Jam Assistant, which allows attentive hands-free driving on limited access highways at speeds up to 37 mph as well as active navigation guidance, Automatic Lange Change, exit warning, and front and rear cross traffic warning.


Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.