The sportiest iteration of the compact BMW X2 has arrived in South Africa. Here's how much it costs.
BMW South Africa has just announced the arrival of its sportiest version of the youthful X2. Called the BMW X2 35i, it'll be the fastest and most dynamic version of the compact SUV.
It's powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine. With 225 kW and 450 Nm, this motor is the first M Performance 4-pot engine and when mated to all-wheel drive it's good for a 0-100 kph sprint of just 4.9 seconds. In terms of gearbox, the new BMW X2 M35i features an 8-speed Steptronic and the vehicle is fitted with launch control.
The BMW X2 M35i has been fitted with an M Sport suspension setup specially tuned for this model and this setup also features an M Sport differential installed on the front axle. Customers can opt for an adaptive setup too. There are also M Sport specific brakes with fixed callipers in Dark Blue metallic.
There are plenty of M Performance elements both inside and out.There are full HD headlights, 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 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 an M Sport exhaust system with two tailpipes. The exhaust system is said to produce a particularly sporty sound. There are 19-inch M Sport light alloy wheels as standard with the option of 20-inch M Sport light alloy wheels.
Being the sportiest of the X2, the M35i features an appropriate cabin. Based on the M Sport package, the X2 M35i features an M Sport leather steering wheel with shift paddles and door entry trims at the front bearing the lettering “M35i”. The optional M sports seats at the front are said to offer perfect lateral support for both driver and front passenger in sharp bends, but also the highest level of comfort and safety through integrated headrests. The BMW X2 M35i standard specification is generous at this price point and some standout features range from BMW ConnectedDrive Services, preparation for Apple Car Play, Intelligent Emergency Calling, Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI), TeleServices, comfort telephony with wireless charging, navigation and LED headlights.
BMW X2 M35i Price in South Africa (May 2019)
BMW X2 M35i R815 172