BMW X2 M35i xDrive: 296 HP, 0-62 in 5.4s
On the eleventh of October, BMW are set to introduce their X2 M35i xDrive. Preceding its launch, the famous German automobile manufacturer issued a teaser trailer of 19 seconds in duration.
The video introduces an overview of the exterior which displays a reflector at the front grill featuring a luminous edge, as well as a BMW logo posed in a recessed area of the bonnet between two elevated surfaces. Also present are athletic-appearing side mirrors with a cutting shape and charcoal shields.
The wheels exhibit an intricate form with numerous angles, a darkened exterior, and finely crafted parts on its circumference. Visible beneath them are drilled brake disks and rotors adorned with the M signature.
A spoiler adorns the backside, directly beneath the rear window. On either side of it, there are elevated sections, with a flat center. Down lower along the bumper is a boxy edging located above the quartet of exhaust pipes – two on each flank.
The latest teaser for the new X2 has been unveiled, and it features a virtual city called Hypnopolis, which can be accessed in the ever-popular game Fortnite. The map contains the BMW “Four Cylinder” building and the car manufacturer’s own museum. Fans of the game and the X2 alike are sure to be excited about this unique opportunity to explore the city and its offerings.
BMW’s teaser website has verified that the X2 M35i xDrive yields a muscular 296 hp (221 kW) and is able to zip from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in a mere 5.4 seconds. These numbers are particularly impressive in light of the June 2023 launch of the X1 M35i xDrive, which dishes up 312 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque with the help of its turbocharged two-liter four cylinder engine; zipping to 60 mph in an even more desirable 5.2 seconds. Ordinarily, one would anticipate these two vehicles to be virtually identical mechanistically.
The all-new X2 M35i is designed with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and a mechanical tangible slip differential as well as all-wheel drive. The model comes fitted with an adjustable M suspension to boot. It is almost certain that these features will make their way onto the updated X2 version.
The X1 M35i is equipped with the state-of-the-art BMW iDrive 9 infotainment technology, and it’s likely that the X2 will be granted access to this same modern innovation. Not only that, but purchasers of the boxy model have the option of outfitting their vehicle with stylish M sport seats and a sleek anthracite colored headliner.
In October 2023, the Dalai-carved 2024 X1 M35i xDrive is expected to be released into United States dealerships. Priced at a base cost of $50,895 once the destination fee has been taken into account, insights from the introduction of the X2 could offer more information about when it would be available in America.
Source: BMW M via YouTube