BMW has showcased two new models during this year’s Detroit Auto Show. On top of their i8 Coupe that got a fresh revamp, the Bavarian automaker has decided to add a brand new crossover to their lineup, none other than X2. Some pictures have been released in the past, and early specs for this compact crossover were also revealed. But this time around, the dapper car has been finally unveiled, and people cannot help but to rave about it.
Inspired by the X1 compact crossover, this sleeker X2 is going to be introduced in the US market as the all-wheel and turbo-four drive XDrive28i that is expected to hit dealerships on the 3rd of March this year. This provides 258 pound feet of torque and 228 horsepower, and it can also go from 0 to 60 miles every hour in a matter of 6.3 seconds. This will soon be followed by X2 sDrive28i. This will also be launched in Europe with xDrive25d, xDrive20d, and sDrive20i. More transmission and engine combinations are going to follow.
As expected, the X2 boasts of the latest technologies to make this car easier and smarter to use. This comes with the optional iDrive touchscreen display of 8.8 inches. ConnectedDrive and BMW Connected are also available which include Apple CarPlay together with the heads-up display. Its Drive Assistant Plus system that is based on camera includes the Traffic Jam Assistant can help manage the driving duties in the stop and go traffic. This also features the optional Parking Assistant which recognizes the parking spaces as well as steers the vehicle to the spot.
BMW X2 is also going to provide the optional M Sport X and M Sport versions with sportier suspension setups and unique styling. They will feature M Sport suspension that will lower ride height and firm up the damper and spring settings.