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October 14, 2023
Posted by Chloe Taylor

Comparing Excellence: 2023 BMW X1 xDrive28i Vs. M35i

The X1 is a compact, fun-to-drive premium SUV that channels all the rich attributes of a true Bimmer despite its size. The BMW X1 is all-new for 2023 and offers a slew of cutting-edge design and tech features, including two engine options that are gutsy and surprisingly fuel-efficient.

Inside, the X1 boasts an opulent and tech-laden interior with an impressive list of standard features. If you are considering a 2023 BMW X1 lease deal, it’s important to note that the mini BMW comes in two flavors. This article walks you through the key difference between the X1’s xDrive28i and M35i models.


The X1 comes in two trim levels, xDrive28i and M35i. The xDrive28i boasts a solid portfolio of quality standard features despite being the base model. It is motivated by a punchy 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that develops 241 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. According to the German automaker, the engine propels the new X1 from zero to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds, though other individual test results suggest the crossover is a lot faster. Here are some of the key standard features of the X1 xDrive28i.

  • 18-inch V Spoke bi-color wheels, with all-season non-run-flat tires
  • Satin Aluminum roof rails
  • Non-metallic paint
  • Space-saver spare wheel and tire
  • Satin Aluminum exterior trim
  • Perforated synthetic leather upholstery
  • Black high gloss trim with ambient light
  • Anthracite Headliner
  • HiFi sound system with digital amplifier and seven speakers
  • BMW curved display with configurable 10.25-inch instrument cluster and 10.7-inch central information display
  • Multi-zone Climate Control, including micro-filter and automatic air recirculation
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel column
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers with automatic headlight control
  • Multi-color, adjustable ambient lighting


The M35i boasts enhanced performance, thanks to a couple of sports-oriented mechanical upgrades and sporty features. The X1 M35i is powered by a 2.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline four-cylinder that cranks out 313 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. According to BMW, the X1 M35i accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds. Highlights of this trim include

  • 19-inch M Double-spoke bi-color wheels with all-season non-run-flat tires
  • M rear spoiler
  • Shadowline exterior trim
  • Roof rails in High-gloss Shadowline
  • Perforated Veganza upholstery
  • Aluminum Hexacube trim with ambient light
  • Wireless device charging
  • Harman Kardon premium sound system
  • Automatic Parking Assistant and Back-up Assistant
  • Comfort Access keyless entry
  • Automatic-dimming interior rear-view mirror and driver’s-side exterior mirror

Both models use a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and the M35i adds paddle shifters.

In conclusion, both X1 trims guarantee exciting driving dynamics, respectable fuel economy, and essential features. If you are looking to lease any 2023 X1 model fast and affordably, look no further than VIP Auto Lease. We offer mouthwatering deals, a hassle-free lease process, and the industry’s lowest prices.

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