New X2 M35i Launched Before the International Media Scene

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BMW X2 M35i

New high-performance SUV packs a 2.0-liter turbo-four and an eight-speed automatic under its sharp exterior.

A few months ago, BMW revealed its latest version of the first-gen X2, one geared towards high-performance while providing all the luxury the Bavarians are known for. We speak, of course, of the X2 M35i, whose underpinnings also anchor those of the X1 and corporate cousin Mini Countryman.

This week, the newest addition to the X2 family was launched before the global media, featuring a gallery of nearly every angle one could get of the little ‘sports activity coupe.’ Here’s what you need to know about the X2 M35i.

BMW X2 M35i

The 2019 X2 M35i arrives with the 2.0-liter TwinPower turbo-four, making 302 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque through all corners via an eight-speed automatic. The power moves the luxury performance subcompact’s standard 19-inch wheels from zero to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds, no doubt helped by the onboard launch control to make launches off the line a smoother affair.

BMW X2 M35i

Inside await Apple CarPlay standard for a year, plus a handful of packages that will elevate your BMW to higher summits. And of course, the newest X2 has exclusive M sports seats to provide comfort on the long stretches, support for the twisties in between. Finally, an optional heads-up display offers all the information you need without having to take your eyes off the road.

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The M Sport features figure into the X2 M35i’s suspension, too. The M Sport front diff minimizes potential loss of traction of the front wheels, while the upgraded brakes bring more stopping power than standard. Guiding the affair is fairly direct and precise, too, while the ride is low to the ground and stiffer for less body roll.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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