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(Above from Left) Looking deceptively small, the hatch opens to reveal a huge cargo area.

the three adult passengers (their luggage fit nicely in the rear cargo area)
never seemed to notice that the vehicle stretching its long performance legs,
and (3) we achieved an average of 28 miles per gallons during our 1000
mile evaluation.
Now, the X2 is based on the BMW UKL chassis, which is a front-wheel
drive, transverse engine layout which is shared with the MINI products.
The front-wheel drive bias of the now proven BMW x-Drive system may
initially seem a little quirky to the legacy BMW rear-wheel drive owner. There
is no noticeable torque steer. Under heavy acceleration, there is an initial
slight hesitation, allowing the computer to properly management the torque,
shuffling it to the most appropriate wheels.

Most impressive was the diverse group of admirers we attracted when
we pulled in to the parking lot for the Rodin sculpture garden at Stanford
University. From the well-dressed who were there to attend a wedding to the
college student, the X2's exterior design seemed to have the right combination of luxury and performance. And the exterior design cue that was noted
by all? The C-pillar-mounted roundel!
However, it was the X2 M35i's interior that surprised all. In a very
distinctive and tasteful Magna Red color, it shouts that the X2 M35i was
designed for performance.
It starts with the driver's and front passenger's seats. Similar to the
X5M, X6M, and X3M seat design, these seats have the rare combination of

(Below from Left) The doors open wide for easy entry and exit.

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Intro page
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
THE STEERING COLUMN
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
COMING EVENTS
Join Us at the May HPDE at Summit Point’s Jefferson Circuit
2019’s Penultimate DIY Event for Ultimate Driving Machines at BMW of Sterling
2019 Tours Recap and 2020 Preliminary Tour Schedule
November DIY at Bimmer Werks
Driving Through A Looking Glass And Other Strange Sights
December DIY at Craftsman Auto Care
Meet the BMW CCA Raffle Grand Prize Winner: NCC’s Ben Wibisono
Advantages of a Custom-Installed Radar Detector
2020 BMW X2 M35: The BMW GTI
The Habits of Highly Effective Autocrossers: Habit Nine
NEW MEMBERS LIST
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der Bayerische March/April 2020 - PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
der Bayerische March/April 2020 - THE STEERING COLUMN
der Bayerische March/April 2020 - COMING EVENTS
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der Bayerische March/April 2020 - Join Us at the May HPDE at Summit Point’s Jefferson Circuit
der Bayerische March/April 2020 - 2019’s Penultimate DIY Event for Ultimate Driving Machines at BMW of Sterling
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der Bayerische March/April 2020 - 2019 Tours Recap and 2020 Preliminary Tour Schedule
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der Bayerische March/April 2020 - November DIY at Bimmer Werks
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der Bayerische March/April 2020 - Driving Through A Looking Glass And Other Strange Sights
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der Bayerische March/April 2020 - Meet the BMW CCA Raffle Grand Prize Winner: NCC’s Ben Wibisono
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der Bayerische March/April 2020 - Advantages of a Custom-Installed Radar Detector
der Bayerische March/April 2020 - 2020 BMW X2 M35: The BMW GTI
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der Bayerische March/April 2020 - 30
der Bayerische March/April 2020 - The Habits of Highly Effective Autocrossers: Habit Nine
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