The BMW X2

BMW X2 To Launch In Ireland In March

The all-new BMW X2 will arrive in Ireland in March 2018 priced from €43,960.

This is a brand new model for the brand and the BMW X2 is somewhere between a coupé and a small SUV.

The new BMW X2 is eight centimetres shorter and more than seven centimetres lower than the BMW X1, yet has the same wheelbase.

At launch the BMW X2 xDrive20d diesel variant will be available (from €51,910). It generates a maximum output of 190hp and 400Nm of torque enabling a zero to 100km/h time of 7.7 seconds. Official fuel consumption is 4.8l/100km (combined), while CO2 emissions are as low as 124g/km in base trim.

The engine range will be expanded shortly after launch adding a further three engines in the form of the sDrive18d, xDrive18d and sDrive20i.

The range of exterior paint options include brand new colours for the brand including Galvanic Gold and Misano Blue, and perforated Dakota leather in Magma red.

Interior design highlights include a new driver display with black panel technology as standard, while the BMW ConnectedDrive features the latest digital services.

There are four trim levels for the new BMW X2 in Ireland: SE, Sport, M Sport and M Sport X.

Standard specification on SE includes 17-inch alloy wheels, BMW Navigation (RTTI), dual zone climate control, Front fog lights, ISOFIX front passenger seat, power tailgate, rain sensor and BMW emergency call.

Standard specification on Sport includes 18 inch-alloy wheels, sports steering wheel, black high-gloss trim with pearlescent chrome finisher, exterior styling trim, black high-gloss, LED foglights and headlights with cornering function.

Standard specification on M Sport includes 19-inch light alloy multi-spoke style wheels, ambient LED lighting, LED headlights, front LED fog lights, M Sport suspension, and heated sport seats, two-zone control air conditioning, cruise control with braking function, Park Distance Control, Bluetooth hands-free, BMW ConnectedDrive (BMW Emergency Call, BMW Navigation, BMW Online Services, BMW Teleservices, Real Time Traffic Information), Drive Performance Control and the Control Display - 6.5-inch display screen.

Standard specification on M Sport X includes 19-inch M Sport light alloy wheels, leather upholstery, aluminium interior trim with pearlescent finisher, and satinated  aluminium roof rails.

2018 BMW X2

New BMW X2 Revealed

BMW has revealed the new BMW X2 in full. The new compact SUV will reach Ireland in March 2018, priced from €50,320 on the road.

"With a design oozing individuality from every pore and a sporty suspension set-up, the BMW X2 pushes back boundaries, puts a firework under old habits and brings previously uncharted levels of driving pleasure to this vehicle segment," BMW said as the new X2 was revealed.

The BMW X2 is dubbed as a "Sports Activity Vehicle" and will slot in between the BMW X1 and X3 SUVs.

The BMW X2 is two centimetres shorter and more than seven centimetres lower than the BMW X1, yet has the same wheelbase.

In Ireland there will be four trim levels: SE, Sport, M Sport and M Sport X. The latter brings together design elements from BMW M and the BMW X family.

Key design features include an 'upturned' BMW kidney grille, BMW badge on the C-pillar, coupé-style silhouette, squared off wheel arches and model specific trim inserts and cladding.

2018 BMW X2
The interior of the 2018 BMW X2

In Ireland one engine variant will be available from launch, the xDrive20d with 190hp. Further engines to be added to the line-up include the sDrive20i, X2 sDrive18d and X2 xDrive18d.

The options list for the BMW X2 includes the latest generation of BMW ConnectedDrive and the most recent update of the BMW Connected App. There's also the option of Apple CarPlay, driver assistance systems and a full-colour BMW Head-Up Display.

New colours include Galvanic Gold metallic, Sunset Orange and Misano Blue metallic.

The new BMW X2 is available to order from mid-November.

Caroline Kidd

2018 BMW X2
The new BMW X2 will arrive in Ireland in March 2018