The 2018 BMW X2 range has expanded locally with the introduction of the sDrive18i and xDrive20d models, book-ending the sDrive20i variant of BMW’s compact “sports activity coupe.”
The entry-level X2 sDrive18i is front-wheel drive and powered by a 1.5-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged engine that develops 103kW and 220Nm, via a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox.
The X2 xDrive20d, meanwhile, utilises a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine, developing 140kW and 400Nm, via an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
BMW Group Australia CEO, Mark Werner had the following to say:
“We have already seen strong interest in the X2, both via initial media reviews as well as in the dealerships and on our website. Now we have taken the opportunity to fill out the range, offering a strong entry offering in the sDrive18i, as well as the xDrive20d, a turbo-diesel, all-wheel drive range topper.
With these options, the BMW X2 presents a compelling proposition for the small SAV purchaser,”
BMW has grand expectations for the premium small SUV, which rivals the likes of Audi Q2, Jaguar E-Pace as well as the upcoming Lexus UX. It is targeting a more youthful audience than the more conventional X1, which is also based on the brand’s UKL architecture for front- and all-wheel drive vehicles. Check out pricing (before on-road costs) below.