BMW will soon officially launch X2 for European market. However, before that they have disclosed an extensive gallery of this compact SUV. BMW X2 is often described as enticing sibling of the X1. The company on the other hand, calls it Sports Activity Coupe just like the X4 and X6. The new X2 is based on the X1 architecture but it has better handling and agility to support its sportier styling. The initial range of BMW X2 will comprise of three engine range and in coming months it will be expanded to four petrol and five diesel powertrains.
BMW X2 sDrive20i is the entry-level and is powered with 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that gives and 189hp and 280Nm of torque. The engine’s power is transferred to the front wheels through seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The setup helps the car to accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 7.7 seconds before hitting the top-speed of 141mph. If a customer is looking for all-wheel drive variant then they can opt for xDrive20d or xDrive25d diesel variants. Both the aforementioned model is powered with 2.0 liter turbo-diesel which is mated with eight-speed automatic transmission. It gives 187hp and 227hp of output respectively.
US version of BMW X2 will be powered with 2.0 liter turbocharged petrol engine which works in conjugation with eight-speed automatic gearbox. It offers 228hp and is offered with front and all-wheel drive system. BMW X2 will also be gaining the latest iDrive infotainment system that has an optional “Connected services”. There are few standard features in BMW X2 such as 6.5 inch display along with 8.8-inch touchscreen display as an option. It is expected that the SUV will hot Europe in March that will closely followed by US market.