We always knew the BMW X2 could handle a bit more power and now BMW has gone and proved that it can by launching the X2 M35i.
Oddly, the M35i is not powered by BMW’s famous turbocharged six-cylinder, but rather the brand’s most powerful 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine ever.
It delivers a maximum power output of 225 kW, while maximum torque is 450 Newton metres. To ensure that this sheer power is securely transferred to the tarmac, the X2 M35i comes as standard with intelligent four-wheel drive technology xDrive in conjunction with the 8-speed Steptronic transmission including Launch Control.
This allows for a 0 to 100km/h sprint time of 4.9 seconds.
On the flipside, BMW claims that it will only consume between 8.4 to 8.1l/100km.
In addition to a powerful engine, it also has a M Sport suspension system that has been specifically tuned and adapted to match the car’s sporty character. A adaptive suspension offering two different manually adjustable modes and combining maximised sportiness and driving comfort is also optionally available. A particularly special technical highlight – and also a premiere for an M Performance automobile – is the M Sport Differential installed in the front axle gear. During highly dynamic driving manoeuvres, this locking differential most effectively reduces possible traction losses on the front wheels.