The all-new 2018 BMW X2 is the company`s new kid on the block, coming with an extraordinary design language, plenty of high-tech gizmos inside and powerful powertrains under the hood. It has already been announced on the Australian market, arriving this March from $55,900, without the available styling packages.
As we already know, the new X2 is a small crossover, slotting between the X1 and X3, and is first offered in the sDrive20i variant.
It also stands on the company`s new CLAR platform, meaning more lightweight components for increased comfort and space inside, lower fuel consumption and more performance under the hood.
Visually, the crossover`s main highlights refer to LED headlights with corner function, power tailgate, M Sport sports suspension as standard, as well as 19-inch M alloy wheels, blue accents and other M aero parts. All are part of BMW`s first “M Sport X” package.
Inside, the cabin features M Sport leather steering wheel for the driver and plenty of new technologies. Speaking of which, Marc Werner, CEO at BMW Group Australia, has also declared:
“We are excited to be adding the BMW X2 to the small premium SUV segment. The X2’s dynamic stance and highly efficient turbocharged petrol engine combine with outstanding connectivity and infotainment systems to create a sporty vehicle of outstanding versatility.”
BMW Australia has also announced three packages which add more features and gadgetries inside. We are dealing here with the Innovation Package ($2,600) with active cruise control or head-up display, as well as the Comfort Package ($2,700), with electric front seats and seat heating. There is also the Style Plus Package ($3,300) with panoramic glass roof or 20-inch alloy wheels.
As for performance, the 2018 X2 sDrive20i features a 2.0-liter turbo-petrol flat-four engine, with 141 kW and 280 Nm of torque, paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with front wheel-drive configuration. It also sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in a good 7.7 seconds.
Aussie magazine PerformanceDrive has also released the standard equipment for the 2018 BMW X2 xDrive20i. You can find out more about it below.
BMW X2 sDrive20i standard equipment:
19-inch M light alloy wheels
M Sport X Exterior Package
M Sport suspension
M rear spoiler
LED headlights with cornering lights
LED Fog Lights
Automatic tailgate operation
Cloth Alcantara Anthracite with yellow contrast stitching
M Leather steering wheel
BMW Individual headliner in Anthracite
Sports seats for driver and front passenger
Interior Lights package
Automatic air conditioning
Rear-view mirror with anti-dazzle function
Park distance control, front and rear
Cruise control with braking function
Rear view camera
Driving Assistant, including speed limit info, lane departure warning, Pedestrian Warning with City Brake Activation and forward collision warning
Real-time traffic information
Foldable second-row seats with 40:20:40 split
Instrument panel with 5.7-inch TFT display
6.5-inch colour touchscreen infotainment.