What was supposed to be a normal Iftar with BMW Malaysia took a very eXciting turn when the Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia, Mr. Harald Hoelzl launch three new BMW X series models to the members of media and guest that attend the event.
First off, the location of the Buka Puasa event was at the hangar of the old TUDM Airport in Sg.Besi was something new and refreshing that is very much welcomed. Having a band playing some Raya songs in the background was very pleasant and that’s when we were all given the sudden speech requesting us to focus on to the side of the hangar as they drop the curtain and unveiled the all-new BMW X4, BMW X5, and the BMW X2 M35i.
We’re gonna focus on the BMW X2 M35i on this article and I can assure you that this will be on the top of the list of cars that we want to test and bring you up to speed about the car. The BMW X2 M35i is the top variant of the F32 model and the car is set to arrive at all authorized BMW dealerships nationwide in July 2019.
The all-new BMW X2 M35i is BMW most powerful Sports Active Coupe, which is set to bring out the Sheer Driving Pleasure of driving a BMW. The new BMW X2 M35i uses BMW most powerful 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo engine which is also the first ever M performance 4-cylinder turbocharged engine BMW has ever produced. The X2 M35i has a maximum power output of 306HP and 450Nm of torque, which means the car can do 0-100km/h in less than 5 seconds and an impressive top speed of 250km/h. Fuel consumption of the car is claimed to be 7.4L/100km which is extremely good for a car packing so much power. In order to keep the engine cool to ensure maximum performance, a new redesigned cooling system is installed on the X2 M35i
To put those sheer power onto the tarmac, the BMW X2 M35i comes the BMW intelligent four-wheel drive technology named the xDrive paired with the 8 speed Steptronic Sport transmission which also includes Launch Control. The transmission also features a specific M Performance tuning. What’s an M Performance car if it doesn’t drive like one and therefore the X2 M35i comes with an M Sport suspension system which is specifically tuned to adapt the car’s sporty character with stiffer spring and damper setting as well as lowering the ride height.
The BMW X2 M35i also has the M Sport Differential installed in its front axle gear, which reduces traction losses in the front wheels during spirited driving maneuvers and this is a first for any M Performance Vehicle. It is safe to say that the all-new BMW X2 M35i will be able to fully utilize all 306HP at any point you want it to. There is also a new upgraded M Sport braking system with fixed calipers painted in Dark Blue Metallic with the ///M logo on it. 18-inch disc at the front and 17-inch at the rear will ensure consistent short braking distance at any circumstances.
With all the goodies under the hood and in the handling department, the new BMW X2 M35i also boasts a redesigned sporty identity on the exterior where there are numerous M Performance elements that can be seen on the car. Looking at the front you wouldn’t miss the sleek looking double kidney grille in Cerium Grey and there is a newly redesigned side air inlets position at the bottom front of the bumper which is directed at the oil cooler and brakes to ensure maximum brakes and engine cooling efficiency. There is also an upgrade done to the exterior mirrors which now have special Cerium Grey caps.
Moving to the rear, there are the M rear spoilers, which enhances the looks of the car. At the bottom of the rear now is an M Sport exhaust system with valve control and two 100mm-diameter tailpipes and we are pleased to tell you that it sounds amazing with all the crackles and pops it makes. The X2 M35i sits on the gorgeous looking 20-inch Style 721M in Cerium Grey bicolor.
The BMW X2 M35i interior doesn’t lack its M Sport DNA as the car features an exclusive M Sport leather steering wheel with paddle shifts while the interior trim is finished in Aluminium Hexagon Anthracite and the door entry trims can be seen bearing the “M35i” designation. There are these pretty M Sports seats at the front which is comfortable thanks to the Dakota Leather-upholstery, but at the same time, the seats hold you down while you’re attacking the corners and this is a first for BMW. On the dashboard, there are the BMW ConnectedDrive services which include Intelligent Emergency Call, Teleservices, Concierge Services and Remote ServicesNavigation Plus with an 8.8-inch touch display paired with Harmon Kardon 12-speaker sound system. Looking upwards and you’ll notice the panoramic sunroof for stargazing.
There is a total of 5 different colors to choose from for the new BMW X2 M35i which include Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Galvanic Gold, Misano Blue, and Sunset Orange. On the inside, there is a choice of Black Dakota leather upholstery with Black perforations or Magma Red with Grey-Highlighted perforations.
The New BMW X2 M35i has a price tag of RM 400,000.00 OTR without insurance. The BMW X2 M35i will come with BMW Group Malaysia’s latest 5 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty, Free Scheduled Service Programme and BMW Tyre Warranty Programme.