BMW’s first ever M Performance model for the X2, the M35i – powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine generates a remarkable 225kW, with 450Nm peak torque, has been confirmed for the Australian market in 2019.
Able to accelerate from 0-100km/h in an impressive 4.9 seconds, the new M Performance powered variant combines its power plant with an eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission, complete with launch control.
To maximise engine potential, the BMW X2 M35i features specifically-tuned M Sport suspension that has been specifically adapted to the X2 M35i’s requirements. This works in harmony with the M Sport steering that creates an agile and precise driving experience.
The intelligent all-wheel-drive xDrive system has been coupled with the M Sport differential, a mechanical limited-slip differential fitted to the front axle to maximise front end grip and minimise torque steer.
The M Sport brakes, with characteristic blue callipers, deliver superior stopping power and are framed by the Double-spoke styled 20-inch light alloy wheels.
An M-specific aerodynamics package has also been added to improve the look of the M35i, along with two specifically designed exhaust pipes. Inside there’s new M Sport seats and a host of M badging.
It also comes with Navigation System Plus, with its 8.8-inch colour touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay, HUD, front and rear park controls, LED Headlights with cornering function, cruise control with braking, dual-zone climate control and BMW Connected+.
The 2019 BMW X2 M35i is priced from $68,900 plus on-roads. BMW Australia is also offering an exclusive ‘Enhance Package’ for the X2 M35i, which includes metallic paintwork, a panorama glass sunroof and wireless phone charging for $2,900.