The New BMW X2
When the first generation of the BMW X1 was replaced with the current model, the little crossover switched from a rear-drive-based platform to a Mini-derived front-wheel-drive architecture. It also dropped the previously available inline-six engine and was styled more conservatively, with a decidedly mainstream and conventionally proportioned shape. The revised X1 has been a success—and is currently among our 10Best Trucks and SUVs winners—but BMW seemingly recognizes its lack of zest. Enter the new (and mechanically similar) X2, internally called F39. It’s a sporty subcompact crossover that is far more visually extroverted and that is slated for a U.S.-market launch in the spring of next year.
BMW promises The New BMW X2 brings “previously uncharted levels of driving pleasure to this vehicle segment”, which also contains the VW T-Roc among others. Engines are typical BMW four-cylinders in petrol and diesel, with power outputs that vary from 190bhp in the front-wheel drive 20d to 231bhp in the all-wheel drive 25d. AWD, and manual/auto gearboxes are variously available. More engines will of course be added in time. No sign of anything with an M badge just yet.
A proper M badge, that is. The New BMW X2 will of course be available in ‘M Sport’ trim that adds sportier trim and more kit. ‘M Sport X’ adds more still –both get firmer spring and damper settings and a 10mm drop in ride-height over the comparatively staid-looking SE. The interior is pretty familiar stuff and contains all the tech you’d expect and indeed demand. A full-colour HUD is optional, as are a load of active safety systems and self-parking.
The New BMW X2 will be launched in March 2018. Looking forward to it?
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