BMW Unveils the Small X2 SUV Coupé
The BMW X2 is mounted on the same platform as the BMW X1 compact SUV but is shorter and flatter. The five-seater is 4,360 mm long, 1,824 millimetres wide and 1,526 millimetres high.
There are two distinctive features to the design: at the front, the robust BMW X2 sports newly interpreted classic BMW kidneys that take the form of an inverted trapezoid for the first time. In addition, the logo on the C-pillar is a reminder of earlier models: it should "discreetly indicate its sporting heritage".
BMW X2 with powerful engines at launch
The engines on offer at the spring 2018 market launch match the X2’s sportiness: the X2 delivers 140 kW (190 hp) in the xDrive 20d version. The BMW X2 sDrive20i with petrol engine delivers 141 kilowatts (192 hp). The 170-kilowatt (231-hp) X2 xDrive25d makes up the third version. The compression ignition vehicles will offer all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission; the petrol version will be equipped with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. The X2 sDrive18i, X2 xDrive20i, X2 sDrive18d and X2 xDrive18d models will follow later.
The X2’s already sporty chassis set-up can be further customised with BMW’s Dynamic Damper Control, which includes lowering the vehicle by 10 millimetres. As an option, the BMW X2 also offers a number of camera-based assistance systems including traffic jam and parking assistants.