This optional technology for xDrive models uses dynamic engine and braking intervention to improve cornering behaviour, thus boosting driving pleasure and enhancing safety at the same time. Through targeted braking, optimal torque is distributed to the individual wheels depending on the driving situation. Performance Control also optimises engine performance management by gently breaking the rear wheel on the inside of the bend while at the same time increasing torque to the wheel on the outside of the bend. This allows for particularly dynamic conerning with the best possible grip. The new BMW X1 also responds to steering commands more spontaneously, for increased agility and sporty driving.