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BMW appears to be prepping the high-grade M35i versions of their X1 and X2 models by testing them out at the Nürburgring. These videos have spotted the automaker’s progress with these vehicles.
The new X1 has already unveiled itself, with an existing 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder dispensing 241 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque. Rumor has it that the M35i model will have an even more powerful 2.0-liter turbo engine estimated to dish out a power capacity somewhere between 302 to 315 else. This model will be equipped with all-wheel drive.
As opposed to the X1, the M35i iteration has a more menacing sensation when glancing at its forefront with diagonal dividers situated in the exterior segments and a subdued splitter. In the rear there is an angular bumper, four exhaust outlets, as well as slight ridges on the diffuser.
The blueprint for styling the X2 M35i is akin to its predecessor, though the aesthetics bear a contrasting look. The front façade has a more square-edged aspect compared with that of the X1. Furthermore, a ducktail spoiler adorns the backdeck and four exhausts pipes reside underneath the guard.
Judging from spy pictures, the X2 is made with an inner design close to that of the present X1. The instrument panel and the entertainment screens have a shared faceplate on the dashboard. In the centre board, there are air vents and a big place to store a mobile phone. The pattern reduces the use of physical buttons to minimal. Evidently, the M35i variants will more than likely be embellished with certain sporting trims like bits of carbon fiber or aluminum.
At this point in time, we are still uncertain of when precisely the M35i models will be released; however, expectations are for them to land before 2020 comes to an end. The X1 is presently accessible for purchase in the U.S., therefore it would make sense to have a wider selection in the lineup.
The X2 is yet to be unveiled. It is not confirmed if BMW will release the M35i in conjunction with the other models, or make all of them available at once.
Regarding cost, the X1 begins at around $40,095 after considering the delivery expense of $995. Shoppers who prefer the extra powerful M35i would pay a higher sum. The X2, on the other hand, could be expected to have an even heftier price tag considering BMW often commands a few thousand dollars more for its coupé CrosSovers as opposed to their less boxy counterparts.
Source: Carspotter Jeroen via YouTube