UPDATE: We included the brochure below (5/2).
Crossovers are a dime a dozen these days and for most brands, this is the direction to take. It’s no different for BMW. The German carmaker has officially launched the much-anticipated new member of its X family, the first-ever 2018 BMW X2.
For the local market, BMW, under its new distributor SMC Asia Car Distributors will initially carry the X2 xDrive 20d M Sport X.
Dubbed as “a true rebel”, the latest addition to the brand’s compact Sport Activity Coupe (SAC) features the brand’s iconic signature design but with a unique twist. This starts with the inverted kidney grille which is now narrower at the top and wider at the bottom giving the X2 a wider stance. Next is the unique C-pillar which has a BMW roundel built-in. This plays homage to BMW’s classic coupes and highlights the sporty DNA of the X2.
As an M Sport model, it has subtle gray trimming around the vehicle for a sportier edge.
In terms of functionality, the X2 has the newest version of BMW’s automated Parking Assist technology. It also features the keyless Comfort Access System. And for those who seek adventure, it has 470 liters of cargo space.
Under the hood, the first-ever X2 M Sport X is powered by BMW’s signature 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel engine putting out 190 horsepower through an 8-speed automatic transmission. And like its X1 platform mate, xDrive all-wheel drive is standard.
The 2018 BMW xDrive 20d M Sport X is available in three colors: Galvanic Gold, Misano Blue, and Sunset Orange with an introductory price of P 4,390,000.
Words and Select Photos by Gen Tiu.