Arriving in Australian BMW dealerships now, we got along to the local launch of the BMW X2 and will have a first drive review for you on Friday (when a media embargo lifts).
In the meantime we can tell you more about the model, including pricing and specifications.
The new BMW offering, official labeled a ‘Sports Activity Coupe’ by BMW, shares the same chassis and underpinnings as the successful X1.
It will initially be available with the choice of just one engine – a 2.0 litre turbo-petrol producing 141kW/280Nm.
The engine drives the front wheels via a seven-speed auto transmission.
Coming around mid-year will be a 103kW/220Nm three-cylinder turbo-petrol variant (once again front-wheel drive) and a 140kW/400Nm turbo-diesel/all-wheel drive model.
For the car that is here now, the BMW X2 sDrive20i, standard kit includes:
- 19″ alloy wheels
- M Sport suspension
- LED Headlights
- Powered tailgate
- Sports seats
- Reverse camera
On hand at the launch was the man who was in charge of the ‘Driving Dynamics’ set-up, Patrick Haeussler.
Based in Munich, Patrick (pictured) explained that the focus was to give the X2 its own characteristics, separate to the feel of the X1.
This was achieved by essentially swapping out all the suspension and steering set-up found in the X1, in its place comes a sportier tune designed for a more engaging driving experience.
While Patrick explained that the new offering also benefits from having a 10% more rigid body than the X1 sibling.
We will bring you more details in our first drive review published on Friday.