BMW X2 NOW AVAILABLE
The BMW X2 is labelled a Sports Activity Coupé, as according to Munich the bold exterior design of the four-door X2 combines the robust construction of a BMW X model with the body language and proportions of a coupé. This is as far-fetched as it is convenient, since the X2 has no inkling of a sweeping fastback in its design – as at least is found on the X4 and X6.
That said, the bold lines of the X2 make it stand out from the rest. It is the distinctive, extrovert sibling in the range that, according to BMW, will appeal strongly to young and active people who attach great value to individuality and lifestyle matters … It is shorter and lower than the X1, with shorter overhangs, a stretched roofline, and slim windows, but with the same wheelbase.
Many design details – such as the kidney grille that widens from top to bottom and BMW roundel on the C-pillars – emphasise its standalone nature, it is also unequivocally a member of the X-family.
Two model derivatives in M Sport or M Sport X trim (no Base model) with either a 141 kw 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine or a 2.0-litre turbodiesel mill delivering 140 kw and a muscular 400 Nm of torque are now available, while a three-cylinder 103 kw 1.5-litre sdrive18i entry level model will be added in May. Prices range from R642,200 for the sdrive20i M Sport to R722,600 for the flagship xdrive20d M Sport X.