BMW Details New X2 SUV In 137 Images

BMW is officially launching the new compact X2 SUV in Europe and what better way of showing it off but with the release of a huge detailed image gallery.

It’s been described as the cool sibling of the BMW X1 or as the company calls it, a Sports Activity Coupe just like the bigger X4 and X6.

Based on the same architecture with the X1, the new BMW X2 is tuned to offer better handling and agility than that of its more upright sibling to back its sportier styling.

The initial range will include three engine choices but that will be expanded in a few months to a total of four petrol and five diesel powertrains. As is, the entry-level X2 sDrive20i is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder producing 189hp (192PS) and 206lb-ft (280Nm) of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. 0-62mph (100km/h) comes in 7.7 seconds while top speed is 141mph (227km/h).

If you’re after an all-wheel drive version of the X2 right off the launch, then you’ll have to choose between the xDrive20d and xDrive25d diesel variants. Both are powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission, offering 187hp (190PS) and 227hp (231PS) respectively.

The future entry-level sDrive18i version of the EU-spec BMW X2 will be powered by a turbocharged three-cylinder 1.5-liter petrol with 138hp (140PS), paired to a manual gearbox. As for the US-spec versions of the BMW X2, these will be powered by a 228hp (231PS) version of the turbocharged 2.0-liter petrol unit paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, offered with both front- and all-wheel drive.

The new BMW X2 is also getting the latest version of the company’s iDrive infotainment system that features BMW’s optional Connected services. As standard the new German crossover is getting a 6.5-inch display, with a larger 8.8-inch touchscreen display being an option.

The new BMW X2 is expected to arrive at dealerships across Europe from this March, which is when it’ll also arrive at the US market.

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  • Six_Tymes

    looks like a Hyundai

    • Dr Strangefinger

      Yes, or any number of other manufacturers’ offerings.

    • Bo Hanan

      An ugly Hyundai.
      And that face is something only a BMW designer who is rushing to create a car for this segment can love. They even put an “M” badge on it to distract potential buyers.
      Poor BMW, when did you start following and stop leading & teaching?
      -How the mighty have fallen.

      • Andrewthecarguy

        I was thinking the same until I saw it in person. Looks like a personal luxury accessory rather than transportation, and that is a niche market BMW needs to populate in order to make money.

        I remember when Porsche announced the Cayenne. People said all manner of things, including insults. But the Cayenne gave birth to the Macan and Porsche is still alive as a result.

        Folks, remember that these companies are for profit. We should be grateful we have wonderful motor machines to drive. Let them do what they need to do to continue to be a company.

    • pawel

      That is why it has a badge on the C-pillar, it looks like the Tucson.

  • Dr Strangefinger

    Back in the day of reality, we’d have called this a compact wagon… or a 5 door hatch. Just sayin…

  • sean tooher

    it looks cock-happy rather than anything bmw ….

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    can’t stop myself hating bmw suv & crossover designs.
    possibly even designers should have been confused that is looking like a bmw after finishing their job, so they added a logo on side back.
    this is just unbelievably ugly

  • jez zza

    Interior compare to the exterior is a massive letdown !!! there is 10 years gap between the new A class interior and this ! The BMW side logo’s are an insult to the M1… not impressed 🙁

  • PB

    Any colour you like so long as its goldy-yellow.

  • gordono

    What and ugly car. Ugly conspicuous hood line. UGH.

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