BMW will complement its dynamic and growing product portfolio early next year with introduction of the new X2 M Mesh Edition, which takes the sophisticated design of the X2, and builds on it with distinctive, edition-specific touches.
The X2 M Mesh Edition which is being offered in Australia is based on the sDrive20i M Sport X package variant, which is powered by a BMW TwinPower turbo inline four-cylinder engine, developing 141kW and 280Nm.
It’s mated to a seven-speed sport automatic with double clutch, which helps propel the X2 M Mesh Edition from standstill to 100km/h in just 7.7 seconds.
The new limited edition variant takes that model and gives it an even more exclusive and distinctive appearance, with the most prominent change being the BMW M mesh kidney grille in high-gloss black.
As with the grille on the BMW X2 M35i, it has pronounced three-dimensional mesh inspired by race cars. The new signature colour of Frozen Black-Brown metallic, a mocha-like shade, can be found in key spots on the BMW X2 M Mesh Edition.
It’s in the exclusive inserts in the bumper trim, the prominent cladding on the side skirts and doors and the wheel arch trim. The special edition model also features bold new decals on the bonnet, the sides of the front bumper and the front and rear doors.
In bold orange, they provide a complement to the new Brooklyn Grey metallic paint finish exclusive to the M Mesh Edition, as well as the Sapphire Black metallic exterior shade.
If one of the other paint shades, Alpine White, Phytonic Blue metallic or Sunset Orange metallic, is specified, the decals come in black. The colour of the decals is shared by the inserts for the new 20-inch M aerodynamic wheels.
Absence of the circular front fog lights featured previously brings extra clarity to the design of the front bumper. Their role is taken over by the poor weather light integrated into the LED headlights.
In adverse weather conditions and low visibility, judicious activation of the cornering light provides optimal illumination of the road’s edge.
Projection of an X2 logo from the exterior mirror on the driver’s side, the first time such a feature has been offered on the model, provides a modern and high-tech touch, while door handle lighting, ground lighting and exterior mirror lighting add convenience.
The visually expressive exterior, with its new colour accents, extends into the interior. Bi-colour interior appointments are the headline feature of the new model, including exclusive covers for the M sport seats with integral head restraints.
The rear seat bench feature a blend of Dakota leather in eye-catching Mocha and Anthracite-coloured Alcantara. Contrast stitching in orange, which can also be found on the instrument panel and centre console, add finishing touches to the upholstery.
This creates a colour connection with the decals at the front end and sides of the body, as well as the accents in the exclusive M aerodynamic wheels. The floor mats have edge binding and stitching in orange, while the entry sills also integrate ‘Edition’ lettering.
M stainless steel pedals, an M leather steering wheel and key fob with an exclusive M identifier further highlight the exclusive nature of the Mesh Edition.
The panoramic roof, which is standard on local models, floods the cabin with light. The front section of the roof can be tilted and opened like a conventional sunroof.
The BMW X2 M Mesh Edition boasts intuitive operation and intelligent connectivity, allowing the driver to focus their attention entirely on the most important task at hand: driving.
The ID6 display offers three different ways of operating the individual vehicle and navigation functions, the iDrive Controller, the control display’s touchscreen functionality or a voice control system capable of understanding naturally formulated sentences.
The 10.25-inch freestanding control display provides a quick overview of all key information in high definition, while the BMW head-up display projects all important driving information and navigation/assistance readouts onto the windscreen.
Real time traffic information with up-to-the-minute data helps with route planning and enables driver’s to react quickly to possible delays. Smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay allows selected iPhone functions to be used wirelessly as well.
The telephony with wireless charging option, meanwhile, allows inductive charging of compatible smartphones and mobile phones. Pricing and availability will be announced closer to the launch.