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Twice as nice? – 2018 BMW X2

The popularity of the SUV has created an age where we have consumers in their numbers moving away from the traditional sedan style of car, and with the estate concept proving to be too reminiscent of a hearse to the South African market; the move to the SUV has almost become the go-to. The categories and subcategories, being numerous, make it hard to keep up with the manufacturer’s response to demand, with Crossover SUV’s, large SUV’s, compact SUV’s all making things a bit confusing.  

This ethos has led to the rather obvious move by BMW to create the X2. Based on the Current underpinnings of the 2-Series Active Tourer and the MINI Countryman, it falls in between the X1 and X3.  The BMW X2 will take on the likes of the Volvo XC40 and the Range Rover Evoque as a compact and stylish coupe-style SUV. Well, SAV or Sports Activity Vehicle in the case of  the BMW. The X2 is a sporty alternative to the more grown-up X3 and offers a sleek and sporty roofline and presence that is appealing and muscular

Trim Levels

The BMW X2 will be available in three trim levels, namely – base, M sport and the M-Sport X which will allow for different levels of specification and customisation as the owner so desires, ergo creating various looks and enhancing the visually striking elements.  BMW X2 South Africa

Drivetrain options

Upon the launch of the BMW X2, the option of either BMW’s 2.0-litre petrol motor in the sDrive 2.0i offering 141 kW and the 147 kW for the xDrive 2.0d diesel will be available. Fuel consumption for the petrol is a claimed 5.9l/100 km in the combined cycle and a rather diminutive 4.8l/100 km for the diesel.  Standard on the xDrive 2.0d is the xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive and the eight-speed Steptronic transmission. The petrol model is fitted with a sporty seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

BMW X2 South Africa

Spec Level

The usual array of BMW options will come to the fall, including Apple CarPlay, voice control, heads-up display and the customary combination of electronics and leather and wheels to make your BMW X2 not only stand out but cost a whole lot more than the list price. Chief among these is the option of three new exterior colours Misano Blue, Sunset Orange and Galanic Gold. These can be combined with the option of Dakota Leather, finished in Magma Red and the Micro Hexagon Anthracite and Alcantara combination, finished in Black with M piping and yellow contrast stitching.

BMW X2 South Africa

BMW X2 Pricing in South Africa

There is no indication of price thus far but the local launch is scheduled for March of next year. Expect this to be a rather popular alternative to the more sedate options from other manufacturers, as well as within BMW.

Images of the BMW X2 in jungle styled camouflage!

BMW X2

BMW X2

It seems to becoming increasingly common for manufacturers to expand their ranges, developing new models for relatively new segments. We have seen this  with the big German three, especially in the SUV Segment. Mercedes-Benz now have a GLA,GLC, GLE and GLS available, with the first three also available in Coupe form. Audi are following a similar approach with the Q2 through to the Q8. Which leaves us with BMW, currently sporting the X1,X3,X4,X5 and X6, with that range soon expanding with the upcoming BMW X2.

BMW X2

The BMW X2 is a Sports Utility Coupe and it currently in the production and development stage, even so,  it promises to bring a enjoyable but practical experience and is dubbed as an Urban Jungle vehicle kind of vehicle, aimed at young, extroverted and active people.  Last year BMW showed us concept images of the X2 and now they have given us a chance to see what the X2 will really look like, if you can look through the urban como that is.

BMW X2

From what we can see, the X2 looks great and is quite unique when compared to the rest of the BMW Range. It has a very sporty and active feel and will definitely appeal to a younger audience.  We look forward to the world premiere of this car and will keep you updated with the latest news and images.

BMW X2

BMW X2