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.