IT’S the first-ever sports activity coupe for premium car brand BMW and it comes with the first-ever M Sport X Package fitted as standard. Staying with the theme here, it’s the first-ever, and 2018, BMW X2, and it has arrived in Australia.
Powered by the sDrive20i 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, generating 141kW and 280Nm and mated to a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the X2 is expected to be a benchmark in the sports activity coupe space.
Based on the X1 platform, the completely new model includes an exciting new colour palette, with Galvanic Gold and Misano Blue as options, LED headlights and fog lights, and the latest iDrive6 infotainment system.
Front-wheel-drive, the X2 will push the premium small SUV market, and the company’s local CEO, Mark Werner, is extremely excited about the new model.
“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,” he said.
Featuring a spacious interior and a sporty aesthetic, the new X2 is immediately distinctive, thanks to a uniquely low and wide body style that accentuates it sporty intentions, while the front end features a new look version of the classic BMW double kidney grille.
Hexagonal LED headlight sections complete foward facing section of the new BMW, with designers adding a nod to one of the legendary classics to come out of the German marquee’s stable, the 1968 E9 Coupe.
The return of the c-pillar BMW roundel, made most famous on that classic coupe marks a step away from existing styling for the car maker, which it’s hoped will give the X2 a unique look, all of its own.
The 2018 BMW X2 hits the market in March, with prices starting from $55,900 plus on-roads.