BMW just unveiled the latest entrant in its X range – the X2, which is slated to go on sale in March 2018. The X2 will be the smallest crossover in the German brand’s lineup. Picking ‘coupe-SUV’ styling cues from the larger X4 and X6, the X2 will also be available with an M Sport X package available. BMW has definitely gone fresh with the design of the brand new product, in which the proportions are different and the signature kidney grille has been reshaped. The X2 is 3.2 inches shorter and 2.8 inches lower than the X1. The X2 is designed to slot in between the entry-level front-drive-based X1 and the larger X3, as a model that focuses more on style. Also, the X2’s 2L engine will be able to propel it from 0-100 kph in 6.3 seconds, according to BMW.
“The BMW X2 fuses the fast-moving forms of a coupe with the robust volumes of an X model. It was important to us to make these apparently conflicting aspects of the BMW X2 and the car’s individual character something you experience from every angle and at first glance,” says Thomas Sycha, Head of Design BMW Compact Class.
Under the bonnet, the initial BMW X2 xDrive28i will pack a 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine that produces 228 hp at 5,000-6,000 rpm, while peak torque of 349.8 Nm at 1,450 rpm.
BMW says the X2 is aimed towards younger buyers. Along with the standard X2, customers can also choose from the X2 M Sport and M Sport X models. The latter brings together design elements from BMW M and the BMW X family.
The newcomer looks remarkably similar to the Concept X2 that was showcased at 2016 Paris Motor Show. Since the X2 is lower, it is more of a hatchback thana coupe-SUV. The 470-litre boot is 35 litres smaller than the X1’s.
Available for the first time on a BMW are exterior colour shades Galvanic Gold metallic and Misano Blue metallic, plus perforated Dakota leather in Magma Red and the Micro Hexagon fabric Anthracite/Alcantara combination in Black with M piping and yellow contrast stitching.
The options list for the X2 includes the latest generation of BMW ConnectedDrive and the most recent update of the BMW Connected App. Optional functions such as Apple CarPlay and an array of driver assistance systems serve up a connected driving experience. Among the optional equipment features offered exclusively by the X2 in this segment is the full-colour BMW Head-Up Display.
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