The excellent new BMW X2 is unveiled

The BMW X2 is designed to exceed expectations – expect to see a lot of them on our roads.

The BMW X2 is designed to exceed expectations – expect to see a lot of them on our roads.

This is the excellent BMW X2 which is an all-new addition to the firm’s X range and the car will be a popular choice.

Though there is just one engine available from launch, there are four variants including SE, Sport and the M Sport and M Sport X available.

However, the design is unmistakable and there is an obvious urban and sporty feel to the new car which is a unique addition to BMW’s offering.

For those who need it,  there’s an intelligent all-wheel drive system that delivers the sporting dynamics.

Engine for the BMW X2

The engine for the BMW X2 is the xDrive20d and the firm is promising more engines for the line-up next year including the sDrive20i and the xDrive18d.

The engine is a good performer and produces 190 bhp with torque of 400nM and has a useful 0 to 62 mph sprint time of 7.7 seconds. It will go on to a top speed of 137 mph while returning economy of 61 mpg and emissions of 121g/km.

There are various driving modes to suit the vehicle’s circumstances with the Comfort mode delivering an excellent driving experience while Sport will alter the powertrain and offer dynamic steering.

Equipment for the BMW X2

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There’s lots of equipment for the BMW X2 including impressive digital services and the firm’s sixth generation of their iDrive control concept.

There’s a 6.5 inch infotainment touchscreen with satnav and a full-colour head-up display which projects driving information and satnav advice onto the windscreen.

The smart phone connectivity is, BMW says, the next level of in personalisation and the operation display has been made simpler.

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Even though the X2 has a distinctive look, next to its bigger brothers the X4 and X6, it still looks part of the line-up with a coupe’s low-slung proportions and the X models robust appearance.

It is slightly shorter and lower than the X1 while having the same wheelbase so there is a coupe style roofline and thinner windows.

The interior has also been well designed and made with quality materials with an instrument panel featuring contrasting stitching and leather seats as standard. There’s also a sizeable boot of 470 litres so should deal with shopping and leisure activities while the cabin itself has plenty of space for the occupants.

The BMW X2 x Drive20d SE is available to order now with deliveries starting in a few months. The X2 costs from £33,980 OTR for the xDrive20d SE.

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