BMW bills the X2 as a fun and sporty urban crossover and it appears the company is going to back up that claim with a new X2 M35i.
Recently spotted undergoing testing, the high-performance model has a familiar design as it apparently comes standard with the M Sport pacakage which includes a sportier front fascia and additional body-color trim. The crossover has also been equipped with the usual M styling cues including larger alloy wheels and an upgraded braking system with blue calipers. Our spy photographer also noted the dual exhaust system features larger tips than the standard model and had a more pronounced sound.
The interior should also receive some minor styling tweaks as the front backrests were covered in a likely attempt to hide M35i logos.
Power is expected to be provided by a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine that produces approximately 300 hp (223 kW). This would make the model significantly more powerful than the X2 xDrive28i which has 228 hp (170 kW) and 258 lb-ft (349 Nm) of torque. As a result, the X2 M35i should easily outperform the X2 28i which can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds before hitting a top speed of up to 143 mph (230 km/h).
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