NAIAS 2018: New BMW X2 Flexes Its Muscles in Detroit
BMW is a real master in identifying the customers` needs on the automotive market, and with the latest trends today, it has managed to provide the best products and services. And this is why the German carmaker remains the leader in the auto industry.
The 2018 North American International Auto Show currently being held in Detroit, US, was the perfect opportunity for BMW to present its newest models. One of them was announced last year and has now been presented to the world, particularly since it is aimed towards the very popular subcompact crossover segment in the United States – it is the all-new 2018 BMW X2.
Just like most of the new models from BMW, the X2 also grew in size, becoming more aggressive and appealing and offering generous space inside and a wide range of engines under the hood. It is based on the also popular X1, being 3.2 inches longer and 2.8 inches lower.
As you probably know already, it also stands on the company`s new UKL architecture, meaning more lightweight materials for increased performance and low consumption. As for the looks, it shares its design lines with the much larger X4 and X6.
Among its top characteristics at the exterior, we should mention the upside-down Kidney Grilles and the BMW roundel on the C-pillar.
As for interior design, it also borrows top features from the 5-Series or 7-Series. However, it does come with tweaks of its own, like the freestanding 6.5-inch infotainment system or SensaTec upholstery. Other elements also include an 8.8-inch infotainment system with GPS navigation, Dakota leather or heads-up display.
Once arriving on the US market later on this year, the all-new 2018 BMW X2 will be offered as an all-wheel drive layout, available in the xDrive28i. The version will come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-four mill, with 228 horsepower and 349 Nm of torque, and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The same engine will also be available on the European counterpart.
In the United States, the 2018 BMW X2 will cost at least $38,400; however, with the array of optional available, prices could exceed $40,000. Stay tuned for more details and images!