BMW is testing a more productive M-version of the BMW X2 compact crossover. BMW is abandoning the hatchback that featured the first-generation X2 with this upcoming redesign. This model shows off big wheels, impressive brakes, a fashionable spoiler, and double exhaust pipes on both sides of the rear bumper. Meanwhile, a small crack in the camouflage on the front bumper suggests that it will also need more air than the last X2 of 2024, which came out for testing.
All this suggests that this is a more productive version of X2. It will be called the X2 M35i, as it was for the last generation. At the same time, it will be interesting to see if BMW designs to give this crossover a full interpretation of the X2 M.
“Currently, the X2 M35i is equipped with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TwinPower engine with a capacity of 302 hp and a torque of 450 Nm. This is the same powertrain that will be used in the X1 M35i and is used in the M135i and M235i Gran Coupe.”
This will help the X2 M35i compete with the Mercedes-AMG GLA35, which also develops 302 hp, but only 400 Nm of torque. Mercedes also offers the AMG GLA45 with 382 hp and 480 Nm of torque.
It is expected that in the new X2, the dashboard of the latest version of X1 will remain unchanged.
The interior of the new X2 has yet to be seen, but it should be similar to the last X1. In particular, BMW will put inside its new massive curved display, which consists of a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.7-inch infotainment screen.
The official release date of BMW is not specified. At the same time, it is expected that the new X2 will be introduced in 2023.