Singapore, Oct. 26 -- From the X1 to the latest addition X7, BMW's X family of sport utility vehicles (SUV) accounts for almost half of its total sales, driven by the relentless demand for SUVs worldwide.

To entice even more buyers, the latest X2, which was launched last year, has a new variant joining the stable - the M35i.

The flagship X2 has a road tax-friendly, 2-litre engine producing 306hp and 450Nm of torque.

It is BMW's first M Performance 2-litre engine and its most powerful four-cylinder.

To give some perspective, the sDrive M Sport X develops 189hp and 280Nm with the same displacement. The extra horses and torque extracted by BMW's M Division propel the M35i to 100kmh in 4.9 seconds. This is achieved via its Launch Contro...