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Ever felt that there is room for a model between an X1 and the X3? No, well BMW did and is filling that gap with the X2, which is making its debut in March 2018.

Initially, buyers can opt for a TwinTurbo powerplant in the sDrive20i model that produces 141 kW and consumes a claimed 5.9 – 5.5 litres per 100 km on a combined cycle. Or they can go for one of the two diesel derivatives in the xDrive20d, with 140 kW and a claimed 4.8 – 4.6 litres per 100 km fuel usage on a combined cycle and the xDrive25d, with 170 kW and a claimed 5.3 – 5.1 litres per 100 km.

Both diesel cars come as standard with xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive and the eight-speed Steptronic transmission, while the petrol model is fitted with the sporty seven-speed Steptronic dual-clutch transmission.

More models will be added to the Sports Activity Coupe line-up in early 2018.

BMW stated that the sporty suspension of the BMW X2 transfers the fine agility and dynamics of the BMW drivetrain to the road. The M Sport und M Sport X models come as standard with M Sport suspension with firmer spring and damper settings and a lowered ride height. This feature is available as an option on the basic
BMW X2. The optional Dynamic Damper Control (incl. a 10 mm drop in ride height) allows the suspension settings to be tailored even more closely to individual tastes or requirements.

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Equipment: modern style.

Drivers can expect to find top quality included as standard. The interior of the M Sport and M Sport X models is trimmed in an enticing Micro Hexagon fabric/Alcantara Anthracite combination with contrast stitching for the instrument panel and centre console. And the instrument cluster and large displays bring added flourishes to the interior and act as visual pointers to
BMW’s digital expertise.

Which brings us to features such as BMW Connected and BMW ConnectedDrive Services – both available as an option for the BMW X2.

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Joining them on the options list is the full-colour BMW Head-Up Display. The BMW X2 also offers customers cutting-edge technologies when it comes to driver assistance systems. For example, the Traffic Jam Assistant eases the driver’s workload in tedious stop/start traffic on congested motorways.

This system is part of the optional Driving Assistant Plus, which comprises a series of camera-based driver assistance systems. The optional Parking Assistant is likewise designed to make life easier for the BMW X2 driver, automatically identifying suitable parking spaces and, if desired, taking over steering duties for the parking manoeuvre.

In other motoring related news, BMW also recently unveiled the new M4 CS at the first-ever BMW M Festival at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Gauteng.