All you need to know about the new BMW X2

The new X2, the largest variant of the model ever produced by BMW, offers more space for passengers and luggage.

Starting its official local launch in Johannesburg on Wednesday, the BMW X2 is back with a more striking look. Here’s the price tag for the pioneer of the company’s Sports Active Coupe.

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Coming back with noticeably increased dimensions and a prominent coupe silhouette displayed in its exterior design, the new BMW X2 demonstrates a significant leap forward in development. This latest iteration is strikingly larger, marking the largest X2 ever produced by the company. It has extended in length by a substantial 194mm, now reaching 4 554mm, with an additional 21mm in width at 1 845mm and a height increase of 64mm, reaching 1 590mm. Moreover, boasting a lengthened wheelbase of 2 692mm, BMW asserts there’s more room for passengers and additional luggage space as well.

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This enlarged X2 exists because it’s stepping up to fill the gap left by the X4, which isn’t getting updated until 2028. The new X3 and its sibling, the iX3 (also called the Neue Klasse X), are hitting the scene soon, but the X4 won’t show up until after the X3 gets a facelift. So, in the meantime, the X2 is going to pick up the slack.

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Within the local line-up, two versions will be available. At the top end is the M35i, powered by a 2l, twin-turbocharged, four-cylinder engine, delivering 221kW and 400N.m of torque to all four wheels. Paired with a seven-speed Steptronic dual-clutch transmission, it accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 5.4 seconds. On the other hand, the X2 sDrive18i employs the brand’s turbocharged 1.5l, three-cylinder petrol engine, delivering 115kW of power and 230N.m of torque. This setup enables a 0-100km/h acceleration time of nine seconds and a top speed of 213km/h.

BMW X2 Pricing

  • BMW X2 sDrive 18i M Sport – R879 738
  • BMW X2 M35i – R1 223 936
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The new BMW X2 and BMW iX2 will be manufactured flexibly on a single assembly line at the BMW Group Plant Regensburg. BMW confirms that the BMW iX2 won’t be available in South Africa. In the third quarter of 2024, the global line-up will be expanded with a second fully electric variant and another diesel-powered model. The X2 sDrive18d is equipped with a 2l, four-cylinder turbodiesel engine, delivering 110kW and 360N.m of torque to the front axle through a seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox. This diesel model accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in a claimed 8.9 seconds, with a top speed of 210km/h. Should this be considered for South Africa? 

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