Munich - BMW has finally added a proper performance model to its daringly styled X2 crossover range and it’s powered by the beefiest version of the company’s 2-litre four-cylinder engine to date.
The new X2 M35i, which is expected to touch down in South Africa during the first quarter of 2019, gets a 225kW, 450Nm version of BMW's 2-litre TwinPower engine, which is just as powerful as the original version of the company's 3-litre six-cylinder turbo. This is also the first time that BMW’s M Performance division has worked its magic on a four-cylinder engine.
Equipped with launch control, the X2 M35i is said to be capable of a 4.9 second 0-100km/h sprint.
The standard eight-speed automatic gearbox and xDrive all-wheel-drive system have been specifically adapted to M Performance standards, as have the suspension, steering and braking systems, while understeer is countered by an M Sport locking differential on the front axle.
An adaptive suspension system featuring two different manually adjustable modes will be available as an option.