We’ve talked about it for years and now it appears it’s upon us. The B48 four cylinder will finally hit the 300 hp number with the BMW X2 M35i. The M35i will likely also spread to the X1 and eventually make its way to the MINI Countyman (as a JCW model). Eventually we expect a version of this engine to show up in the larger, rear wheel drive models as well.

The F39 M35i will hit showrooms late next year and will feature a handful of M specific styling touches. The M sport package, unique 19” wheels and other goodies will likely come standard. The X1 should follow suit shortly afterwards