Up until now you might have thought BMW had something against the number 2. After all, the automaker already makes an X1, X3, X4, X5 and X6. But rest assured, Bavarian Motor Sports doesn’t have a numeric bias. An all-new 2018 X2 SUV will be hitting showrooms soon – and it’s incredible.
What’s new for 2018?
The BMW X2 is an all-new model for 2018.
Unconventional, inside and out
The X2 is the rebel child of the X-series family. Sure, you can tell the X2’s lineage from its trademark kidney shaped grill (even though its inverted), but things get pretty wild after that. The compact SUV flaunts bold body lines, large air intakes and a coupe-style roofline. Outback, there’s L-shaped LED taillights and dual exhaust tips. Opting for the M-Sport model adds a bunch of performance-inspired upgrades like a rear spoiler and side skirts.
Inside it’s a bit more subdued– if you want it to be. While the cabin can be finished in a number of earth tones, it can also be decked out in bright Magma Red.
Regardless of whether you choose mild or wild, there are countless amenities available inside the SUV. Highlights include heated seats, a full head-up display and a panoramic roof.
There are three X2 trim levels available: Basic (which is anything but), M Sport and M Sport X.
Ultimate driving machine performance
The X2 might not look like any other BMW, but it certainly acts like one. It stays true to its high-performance roots with a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder making 192 hp and 280 Nm. That gutsy petrol engine is paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.
There is also a 2.0L turbo diesel powerplant. That engine is available in two variants, one making 190 hp and 400 Nm and the other 231 hp and 450 Nm. Both oil burners are connected to an advanced 8-speed automatic. And unlike most SUVs in its class, the X2 comes standard with all-wheel drive.
Having a monotone personality is boring. That’s why the X2 is offered with three different driving modes: Eco Pro, Comfort and Sport Driving. Each adjusts the steering, powertrain response and suspension to affect the way the SUV drives.
A BMW without the latest technology is like corned beef without cabbage. In true Bimmer fashion, the X2 is well-stocked with the latest gadgetry. The roster includes wireless charging, WiFi, and the iDrive infotainment system. There’s also a rearview camera with Park Distance Control, so you can squeeze into that last, tiny spot at the supermarket.
Drive with confidence, arrive safely
BMW has used cutting-edge technology to make the X2 one of the safest vehicles on the road. The camera-based Driving Assistant system is your second pair of eyes. It includes life-saving features like lane departure warning, collision warning and automatic emergency braking. To keep you on the good side of the Law, and to make driving easier, the X2 also has a speed limit info display and adaptive cruise control.
Perhaps the biggest news of all though is the available Traffic Jam Assistant. At speeds up to 37 mph, this function takes over both proximity control and lane-keeping tasks. The driver needs only to keep one hand on the steering wheel for the system to work.
Visit Keary’s Motor Group
The 2018 BMW X2 is arriving soon, at Kearys BMW. Visit us to learn more about this breakthrough in German engineering, and to peruse our large selection of BMW SUVs.