If you live in the United States and love the all-new 2018 X2 and X3 from BMW, and yet don’t have enough money to buy the top notch variants, than you should take into account the cheaper variants the carmaker is throwing on the market.
The 2018 BMW X2 can be had in the cheaper variant, the sDrive28i, available from $36,400, as well as the sDrive30i from the new X3, costing no more than $41,000. Prices don’t include the $995 destination and handling fee.
If you opt for the 2018 BMW X2 sDrive28i, then you should know that the model is already available in pre-orders, while the X3 sDrive30i will arrive in a couple of months. So you still have time to put some money away for the latter model.
With $2,000 less than the top of the line X2 xDrive28i, the entry-level sDrive28i also comes with some important characteristics.
Visually, the 2018 BMW X2 xDrive28i features LED lighting, 18-inch alloy wheels or power tailgate. Inside, the model gets the same plethora of high-tech gadgetries and standard equipment – 10-way power front sport seats with SensaTec upholstery, automatic climate control system, or seven-speaker audio system. The cabin is also tweaked with high-gloss black trim with pearl gloss chrome accents, while the steering wheel is wrapped in high-end leather.
In the engine department, the model is equipped with a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo flat-four engine with 228 horsepower and 349 Nm of torque, sent to the wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. This means an acceleration from standstill to 100 km/h in a good 6.6 seconds, at a top speed of 231 km/h.
Being the older sibling, it means that the X3 sDrive30i will get the same visual treatment and the same equipment inside the cabin. The only difference is the engine configuration. In this case, the 2.0-liter flat-four cylinder outputs 248 horsepower and 349 Nm of torque. The acceleration is 0.1 second better than the X2 sDrive28i.
For more details about the 2018 BMW X2 sDrive28i you can also check out the online configurator found on the carmaker`s official website. The X3`s official details will be posted in a couple of months.