City living can be described as an assault in choices offered. If you live out in the sticks, there’s perhaps one store that sells everything and one bus that takes you there and back—it’s truly the simple life. In stark contrast, urban living with its myriad choices for anything and everything makes life somewhat complicated. It’s with this in mind that BMW gives us the X2, a car that was designed to keep you on top of urban life. Many of the design details emphasise the BMW X2’s standalone nature while simultaneously and unequivocally signalling its membership of the BMW X family.
But of course, BMW is all about driver control and power. One way it expresses the inherent power of its BMW Twinpower Turbo engine is through the design of the tailpipes. At 90mm in diameter, the X2 comes
with a two-sided exhaust tailpipe in high-gloss chrome. Inside, the car offers LED ambient lighting with bold choices of orange, lilac, mint, bronze, blue and white colour settings to match the daring exterior expression of the vehicle, as well as the mood of the driver.
Having taken this car down to Singapore and back to Kuala Lumpur, I can say that the car works as advertised and more. Urban sprawls with plenty of pedestrians and bikes are easy to handle with the dynamic response of the car. And this regardless of the mode you use—eco, Comfort or Sport. I’m pretty sure the M Sport pack of the car helps in this regard. The BMW X2 sdrive20i M Sport retails at RM320,800 and is definitely a head turner in our concrete jungles.