It comes official that BWM X2 2018 has come available in the Philippines adding up to 3 coupe-crossover models from the brand in the local market (including X6, X4, and now X2). This means with the introduction of the X2, BMW is now offering 6 crossovers in total.
In general, the X2 can be seen as a sleeker brother of the X1. Worth of note, the new crossover can be distinguished from its X1 sibling thanks to its unique panels and sheet metal. The grille and headlights are given a different treatment while the bumpers receive a refreshed design for the air intakes and a redefined corner edges. Especially, the Philippine-spec X1 will be offered an M Sport Package.
In general, the X2 can be seen as a sleeker brother of the X1
The roofline gets lower, wider and shorter to give the rear section a sleeker look. To enforce the Hoffmeister kink, the window becomes higher and kinks upwards to the rear. At the rear, the X2 gets a higher tailgate than the X1’s while the taillights receive the upside-down L-shaped.
Video: BMW X2 2018 unveiled in the Philippines
The cabin emulating a lot from the X1 shares the similar appearance. Following the BWM tradition, the BMW X2 2018 gets a driver-centered interior which arranges all the control within driver's reach. Almost everything from dials to buttons from the X1 comes in the X2. However, with the addition of M Sport package, the X2’s interior gets more zest. In addition to that, the package features a thick-rim 3-spoke driving wheel, body-embracing front seats, and aluminum trimmings. What’s more, the lighting package also offers ambient lighting in white, blue, bronze, mint, lilac, and orange.
At the rear, the X2 gets a higher tailgate than the X1’s while the taillights receive the upside-down L-shaped
Aside from that, BMW X2 2018 comes standard with Parking Assistant that automatically helps find optimal parking space. The X2 also has the Comfort Access System which allows to lock or unlock the crossover simply by touching the door handles. Coming standard in the X2 are the stability and traction control.
Following the BWM tradition, the X2 gets a driver-centered interior
The Philippine-spec X2 runs on the 2L TwinPower Turbo diesel engine which is also found in the X1, 520d, and 320d as well. There’s no difference in power generated by the engine between the X2 and these 3 models, which means the X2 will crank out 400Nm of torque and 190 PS. The X2 uses Steptronic by the brand which is an 8-speed automatic gearbox with manual mode. One thing to keep in mind, the local-spec BMW X2 comes equipped with All Wheel Drive.