BMW’s all-new X2 crossover is definitely getting a hotter version. The German car manufacturer has started with testing of the future topper on snowy terrain and judging by the spy shots the model is going to be ready pretty soon. The vehicle looks pretty much the same as the regular X2, but it likely hides something more potent under the hood.
The vanilla model is going to be called the 2019 BMW X2 M35i just as the hatchback sibling. It’s going to be paired with a more potent engine for sure. The latest reports claim that the SUV is going to use a new 2.0-liter twin-power turbo mill which will reportedly be able to pump out up to 300 horsepower. Though, some sources indicate that the car manufacturer is preparing a 3.0-liter turbo with 370 horsepower for the hot tiny SUV. Still, we will stick to the first report, because the carmaker isn’t going to use any kind of six-cylinder engine now. No, this may happen just if BMW decides to add even more potent M model, which isn’t in short-term plans for sure. In any case, the 2.0-liter engine will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Aside it’s going to use a more potent engine, the 2019 BMW X2 M35i will also get a few cosmetic changes. More precisely, the crossover will host the M Sport exterior package, which includes a small rework on the front bumper and a bigger exhaust tips around back. The coupe-like crossover will also feature a special, lowered suspension system and larger wheels. The alloys appear to be 20-inch big and mated to larger brakes with bright blue M Sport calipers. Of course, the manufacturer is not going to forget to change something inside as well. However, don’t expect anything too big at all, but just a few styling tweaks here and there.