BMW X2 Unveiled parallel to the Tokyo Motor Show. The funkiest BMW yet is set to appeal to a younger audience as a brand also gets more accessible
The new X2 market premiere is in March 2018. The Sports Activity Coupe is a BMW with a standalone character. Its head-turning design combines the discreet robustness of a BMW X model with the athletic potency of a coupe. As well as the standard BMW X2, customers can also choose from the BMW X2 M Sport and M Sport X models. The latter brings together design elements from BMW M and the BMW X family. Separate lines are not available for the BMW X2. A host of design details underscore the distinctive character of the BMW X2.
These include the BMW roundel on the C-pillars and the styling of the kidney grille, whose outline is wider at its base than at its top (for the first time on a modern BMW). Available for the first time on a BMW are the exterior colour shades Galvanic Gold metallic and Misano Blue metallic, plus perforated Dakota leather in Magma Red and the Micro Hexagon fabric Anthracite/Alcantara combination in Black with M piping and yellow contrast stitching.
The interior of the M Sport and M Sport X models is trimmed in an enticing Micro Hexagon fabric/Alcantara Anthracite combination with contrast stitching for the instrument panel and centre console. And the instrument cluster and large displays bring added flourishes to the interior. Which brings us to features such as BMW Connected and BMW ConnectedDrive Services – both available as an option for the BMW X2. Joining them on the options list is the full-colour BMW Head-Up Display.
The X2 also offers customers cutting-edge technologies when it comes to driver assistance systems. For example, the Traffic Jam Assistant eases the driver’s workload in tedious stop/start traffic on congested motorways. This system is part of the optional Driving Assistant Plus, which comprises a series of camera-based driver assistance systems. The optional Parking Assistant is likewise designed to make life easier for the BMW X2 driver, automatically identifying suitable parking spaces and, if desired, taking over steering duties for parking manoeuvres. Engines will include petrol and diesel units in 2.0 litre and 1.5 litres of displacements mated to 8 and 6-speed gearboxes respectively.