BMW has launched its all-new X2 coupé-like crossover in South Africa, which the Bavarian automaker refers to as a “Sports Activity Coupé.”
The BMW X2 is on offer with a petrol and a diesel powertrain option, each with the choice of two trim levels (either the M Sport and M Sport X).
The front-wheel-drive X2 sDrive20i petrol model comes equipped with seven-speed Steptronic dual-clutch transmission. Its 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit produces a maximum of 141kW and 280Nm and can propel the X2 from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.7 seconds. It has a top speed of 227 km/h and fuel consumption is claimed at : 5.9 – 5.5 l/100 km on the combined cycle.
The X2 xDrive20d diesel variant comes equipped with all-wheel drive and hill descent control as standard and its 2.0-litre turbodiesel produces 140kW and 400Nm (fuel consumption is claimed at 5.0 – 4.8l/100 km on a combined cycle).
A third, entry-level model, the three-cylinder X2 sDrive18i will be added to the range in May 2018.
The X2 sits on the same wheelbase as the X1, however the new model is shorter and 70mm lower than the X1. It’s a stylish looking vehicle with short overhangs, it also has a stretched, coupe-style roofline and slim window graphic.
The kidney grille has always been an identifying feature of a BMW. On the BMW X2, however, its outline is wider at its base than at its top in an effort to highlight the car’s individual character, while still keeping it firmly in the X stable.
Another detail more typical of a BMW coupe is the placement of the brand logo on the C-pillars. BMW says that this is reminiscent of legendary “models such as the 2000 CS and 3.0 CSL” and that “this is another element that underscores the sporting aspirations of the BMW X2.”
The BMW X2 M Sport and M Sport X come standard with 19-inch wheels, however 20-inches wheels are optional. (The entry-level model will come standard with 17-inch wheels, with 19-inch optional).
The BMW X2 M Sport and M Sport X come in a choice of six colours including an exclusive Misano Blue metallic .
BMW X2 sDrive20i M Sport: R644 252
BMW X2 sDrive20i M Sport X: R673 952
BMW X2 xDrive20d M Sport: R694 154
BMW X2 xDrive20d M Sport X: R723 854