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2019 BMW X2 M35i: A plucky, potent, high-riding hatch

The new X2 M35i has BMW's most powerful four-cylinder engine yet.

Steven Ewing
Steven Ewing spent his childhood reading car magazines, making his career as an automotive journalist an absolute dream job. After getting his foot in the door at Automobile while he was still a teenager, Ewing found homes on the mastheads at Winding Road magazine, Autoblog and Motor1.com before joining the CNET team in 2018. He has also served on the World Car Awards jury. Ewing grew up ingrained in the car culture of Detroit -- the Motor City -- before eventually moving to Los Angeles. In his free time, Ewing loves to cook, binge trash TV and play the drums.
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Here's the BMW X2 M35i on the track at the Thermal Club outside of Palm Springs, California.

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The M35i is a new addition to the X2 range for 2019.

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It uses a boosted version of BMW's 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine.

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The X2 M35i produces 302 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque.

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That means this X2 has BMW's most powerful four-cylinder engine.

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BMW says the X2 M35i will sprint to 60 miles per hour in 4.9 seconds.

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A lower, stiffer suspension, plus a quicker steering ratio and larger brakes make the M35i a much more engaging X2.

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It's still ugly, though. Yeesh.

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Pricing for the 2019 X2 M35i starts at $46,450.

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Keep scrolling for more pictures of the BMW X2 M35i.

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