The international media launch for the BMW X2 M35i was recently held in Germany from where we get a huge gallery of new images of the punchy so-called “compact sports activity coupe”.
First presented to the world in September 2018, the X2 M35i is outfitted with a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine pumping out 302 hp and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque. This engine is coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive as standard, allowing the crossover to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in a very respectable 4.9 seconds.
The X2 M35i has also undergone a series of other upgrades, including the fitment of new brakes with painted calipers. There is also a redesigned rear axle beneath the skin as well as a new M Sport steering system.
While the underpinnings of the X2 M35i are noteworthy, it is the exterior design which will initially capture the attention of (most) consumers. BMW has installed a new bumper which includes enlarged air intakes. Additionally, there is a sharp wing which extends out from the roof of the X2 and a set of distinctive 19-inch lightweight alloy wheels.
The interior of the X2 M35i comes loaded with features, including a head-up display, wireless smartphone charger, and Apple CarPlay. There is also a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel and door sill plates with the M35i moniker. M Sports seats are an option and a host of upholstery combinations can be selected for the crossover.
Prices for the BMW start at $46,450 in the United States.