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BMW reveals details of new X2

BMW has revealed details of the new X2 crossover model ahead of its on-sale date from mid-November.



The new model sits between the X1 and X3 models, being just slightly longer than the X1 but sitting on the same wheelbase. Rivals are likely to include the Jaguar E-Pace and Range Rover Evoque.

At launch, the fleet-friendly X2 xDrive20d diesel variant will be available, offering 190hp and 400Nm torque with a 0-62mph time of 7.7 seconds and official fuel consumption of 61.4mpg. CO2 emissions start at 121g/km. xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive is standard across all 20d variants.

Further variants of the BMW X2 will be added to the line-up in early 2018 – including the four-cylinder X2 sDrive20i, X2 sDrive18d and X2 xDrive18d.

As is now commonplace for BMWs, the new X2 is equipped with various driving modes including COMFORT, ECO PRO and SPORT to offer a variety of pre-programmed settings.

The new car also sports a slight redesign for BMW, with an altered nose and distinctively styled kidney grilles, which are wider at their base than the top for the first time – setting a trend likely to be seen in future models, the Bavarian auto maker said.

The new X2 has a boot capacity of 470-litres, making it a little smaller than the X1’s 505-litres.

Prices start from £33,980 OTR for a BMW X2 xDrive20d SE; available to order from mid-November.

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Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.