The BMW X2 M35i, The Misfit of The Bunch

The BMW X2 reminds me of the x4 but just smaller and also I think this car is not for everyone, even though it’s such a looker. I know that this model by now is outdated because the M35i came out around 2019 and I am sure that BMW is already working on an update for this version. With BMW getting it right with 2 series grand coupe I really can’t wait to see what they come up with when it comes to the BMW X2 new model. I hope they don’t mess it up like they did the BMW X4 designs, the previous X4 was beautifully designed and the new model doesn’t compare. Now back to this 2-litre twin power turbo engine that features a 225 kW 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine definitely sets new benchmarks above the previous versions. As the letter M in the type designation clearly signalizes, the new X2 M35i possesses the impressive dynamic handling qualities of an M Performance automobile. Behind this is yet again the BMW M GmbH, whose racing know-how flows into the development of all components.

The 2-litre TwinPower Turbo engine concealed under an M Performance cover is the very first M Performance four-cylinder engine and at the same time BMW’s most powerful version. It delivers a fascinating maximum power output of 225 kW. Maximum torque is an extremely powerful 450 Newton meters. 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. The automatic transmission features specific M Performance tuning. Equipped in this way, the BMW X2 M35i is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds*. The necessary thermal stability of the engine is now ensured by a redesigned cooling system. Being a typical M Performance automobile, the BMW X2 M35i features, in addition to a powerful engine, also an M Sport suspension system that has been specifically tuned and adapted to match the car’s sporty character.

An adaptive suspension offering two different manually adjustable modes and combining maximized 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 maneuvers, this locking differential most effectively reduces possible traction losses on the front wheels. In addition, the braking system has been upgraded for use on the X2 M35i. The M Sport braking system with fixed calipers in Dark Blue metallic and 18-inch steel discs at the front (17-inch at the rear) guarantees consistently short braking distances even under the highest loads. With that, however, the M know-how is still far from being exhausted. Steering and suspension have also both been adapted to match the performance of the drive system. For instance, thanks to a special setup, the M sports steering conveys to the driver an impressively direct and precise steering feel. The sporty aspiration of the X2 M35i, which is the result of its inner qualities, is reflected in an exciting exterior design with numerous typical M Performance Automobile elements finished in Cerium Grey and based on the X2 M Sport Package. This begins at the front with full HD technology for the main headlights and fog lights and continues with the double kidney grille in Cerium Grey and the newly designed side air intakes of the same colour at the front for the best possible cooling of brakes and engine. The exterior mirrors have been upgraded by special caps, likewise in Cerium Grey. At the rear, the X2 M35i boasts a distinctive M rear spoiler and demonstrates its fascinating sovereignty with an M Sport exhaust system with two tailpipes (each 100 mm in diameter). Thanks to the adapted silencer system, the exhaust system produces a particularly sporty sound spectrum. 19-inch M Sport light-alloy wheels in 715M styling (optional: 20-inch M Sport light-alloy wheels in 721M styling and in Cerium Grey bicolour) impressively round off the exterior design features.  

In addition to the uncompromisingly sporty orientation of both drive system and design, the BMW X2 M35i also demonstrates BMW’s trend-setting digital competence in the areas of operation and networking. For instance, the full-colour BMW Head-Up Display is among the optionally available features. It offers a display range that is unprecedented in this vehicle segment. More standard equipment. The following equipment is offered standard with the BMW X2 M35i:* BMW ConnectedDrive Services* Preparation for Apple Car Play* Intelligent Emergency Calling* Real-Time Traffic Information (RTTI)* TeleServices* Comfort telephony with wireless charging* Navigation* LED HeadlightsPricing:

Pricing for the BMW X2 M35i starts from R809,100.00 (includes 15% VAT). CO2 tax is R6,072.