X2 M35i thoughts?

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X2 M35i thoughts?

Post by rjstua » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:05 pm

I am only a few months in to my 3yr PCP on an M135i, after considering the X2 instead.

Looking a few years down the line, the X2 M35i should have arrived and been around for a bit, so should be available for another PCP go-around.

Coming from a 320bhp 1 Series, I'm worried that the 2ltr diesel is going to feel woefully slow. Is the 2ltr diesel unit plenty good enough? Or should I hold out for the 4cyl M35i engine(gutted it's not 6cyl)
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Re: X2 M35i thoughts?

Post by Mr Whippy » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:27 pm

Keep M135i.

Is the new small platform longitudinal mounted engine, or transverse?
If transverse then it won’t be anything like your long mounted setup.
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Re: X2 M35i thoughts?

Post by tonywalk » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:15 pm

rjstua wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:05 pm
I am only a few months in to my 3yr PCP on an M135i, after considering the X2 instead.

Looking a few years down the line, the X2 M35i should have arrived and been around for a bit, so should be available for another PCP go-around.

Coming from a 320bhp 1 Series, I'm worried that the 2ltr diesel is going to feel woefully slow. Is the 2ltr diesel unit plenty good enough? Or should I hold out for the 4cyl M35i engine(gutted it's not 6cyl)
If I'm remembering correctly, the M35i variant of the X2 has a turbochaged 2.0 litre petrol engine, producing 300bhp. Be interesting taking a test drive in the M35i variant to see where if differs from mine. The engine bay of the X2 is not big enough for the 6-pot engine.

BTW, the 2.0l diesel is surprisingly quick and responsive as BMW now fit a low rev. turbo unit. The auto box definitely helps with that too.
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Re: X2 M35i thoughts?

Post by rjstua » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:37 am

You're right, 0-60 is around 5sec so should be plenty quick enough. Obviously that performance comes at a premium, but reckon I'll test drive both when the time comes. Admittedly, that's about 2.5 years away lol!

I saw my first X2 on the road the other week, must say it looked very nice and quite different to anything else!
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Re: X2 M35i thoughts?

Post by frazzle » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:59 pm

Do we know when this will be live on the BMW configurator?
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Re: X2 M35i thoughts?

Post by tonywalk » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:24 am

frazzle wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:59 pm
Do we know when this will be live on the BMW configurator?
Autocar say it's on sale April
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