The new 2020 BMW M235i XDrive is a sports sedan that drives like a  really cool sporty crossover. 

BMW M’s blistering power is matched with responsive handling to deliver track-level performance in every maneuver. With near perfect 50/50 weight distribution, newly developed M xDrive, and M-engineered suspensions and differentials, M elevates BMW’s signature handling to the highest degree.

BMW’s legendary engineering lies at the heart of every M. Generations of award-winning engines deliver prolific power and torque. State-of-the-art M TwinPower technology generates more power from fewer cylinders, with every engine precision-tuned to deliver more than 100 horsepower per liter.

The M235i uses a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine rated at 301 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque, good enough to sprint from 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds. Aggressive aesthetics come standard with the Aerodynamic Kit, which adds impressive character while reducing wind resistance with larger air vents and sportier front and rear bumpers.

Inside, there’s automatic-dimming interior rear-view mirror and driver’s-side exterior mirror BMW Ambient Lighting front and rear; ground-illuminating lights in door handles; and courtesy lights (include fade in/fade out, actuation from remote, automatic switch-on when engine is turned off, separately controlled left/right reading lights, front footwell lighting, and illuminated vanity mirrors). In the rear, enjoy 40/20/40 split fold-down through-load rear seats, with rear-seat headrests. In front, expect 4-way power lumbar support for front seats. Front seat passengers can also enjoy 10-way power front sport seats; including 2-way power side bolsters on driver’s seat, 2-way manual headrests and thigh support.

THE NUMBERS:  about $51,295 – MPG: 23/City – 32/Hwy