2019 BMW X2 M35i Combines 302 HP With A Hatchback-Like Body

The BMW X2 lineup is growing as the automaker has taken the wraps off the all-new X2 M35i.

Being billed as the “most powerful compact sports activity coupe,” the X2 M35i has a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine that produces 302 hp (225 kW / 306 PS) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a standard all-wheel drive system which enables the model to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.9 seconds.

The performance upgrades extend beyond the engine compartment as the crossover has been equipped with an adaptive M Sport suspension and an M Sport front differential. The latter component is celebrating its debut on an M Performance model and it reduces traction losses to the front wheels.

Elsewhere, the X2 M35i has been outfitted with an M Sport braking system that features 17- and 18-inch steel discs as well as dark blue metallic calipers. The model also has a redesigned rear axle and an M Sport steering system which promises to deliver an “impressively direct and precise steering feel.”

On the styling front, the high-performance model is distinguished by an aggressive front fascia which features new air intakes and Cerium Grey accents. The crossover also has Cerium Grey mirror caps, a unique rear spoiler and 19-inch lightweight alloy wheels.

The modest styling changes continue in the cabin as drivers will find a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel and door sill plates wearing the “M35i” moniker. Customers can also order optional M sports seats which will be available in an assortment of different upholstery combinations.

Speaking of options, customers can order a color head-up display, a wireless smartphone charger and Apple CarPlay. BMW also said the model will be offered with an assortment of driver assistance systems including traffic jam assistant and parking assistant.

The BMW X2 M35i will go into production in November for the United States market, while Europeans will have to wait until March of 2019.

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  • exeptor

    I have no explanation why I dislike this car so much!

    • Belthronding

      because it is that much ugly. people would not even believe that is a bmw from side,that’s why they put another bmw logo right there.

    • Dennis James

      Maybe due to the headlight shape ? At least that’s the reason in my case 🙂

  • TheBelltower

    I like this weird little thing. Though black is not its best color.

  • Joe E

    That red interior is G-H-A-S-T-L-Y

    • Stephen G

      That’s because it’s orange.

      • Joe E

        Is it really? I am red-green colorblind. Still ghastly!

        • Stephen G

          Truly awful.

  • GobbleUp

    Awe, what a cute little new Mercedes.

    • Christian

      dude…Its a BMW… B M W!

  • Mikestroh

    I actually think it’s really nice looking. The M package really makes it pop. Get used to it folks…these are the type of vehicles that are replacing Subaru WRX Sedans and Mitsu EVO’s…..and I like it! You can now have your cake and eat it as well (performance anda small degree of utility).

  • Mr. EP9

    Still ugly.

    • Christian


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        • Christian


          (Then you reply with no!

  • javier

    i kind of like it but i’m a sucker for small fast 4x4s

  • Wandering_Spirit

    BMW is doing seriously ugly cars. Proportions, sideline, back, front….there isn’t one single part i manage to like. Especially the SUVs. They are a thing of horror.

    • Elpatore

      I am very hopefull on the G20… mostly because of the new 5er which IMO is the only good looking BMW.

  • javier

    does it mean that if they come up with some arbitrary classification they can claim it’s quickest even though it’s the only one in the category?

  • Stephen G

    They just don’t want to say it’s a hatch-back.

  • Stephen G

    Not a bad looking vehicle…just too much going on under the driving lights.

  • SkyBill40

    It’s certainly not a looker in any truly aesthetically pleasing sense. Having said that, the side profile is decent but it needs more power to run away from that hideous back end.

  • vaybach khan
    • Dennis James

      I guess this is what it would look like if you remove the springs 🙂

  • Belthronding

    that definition smells so german-esque

  • Dennis James

    Until 5-6 years ago the ’35i’ engine was a longitudinal inline-6 3-liter twin-turbo with 306hp that could be easily be tuned to 100hp more with only software. Now the 35i is a run-of-the-mill transverse-mounted 2-liter with turbo lag and the 3-liter twin-turbo is reserved for the high-end M3 and M4. Now that’s “progress” from BMW 🙂

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