The new BMW X2 in Detroit, shown prior to the March arrival

BMW shows the final production version of its new X2 compact crossover-style SUV in Detroit ahead of a planned launch of UK deliveries in March.

The X2, the its public debut at the Los Angeles motor show at the end of November, the BMW line-up of dedicated SUVs to six. A seventh, the range-topping X7 preview of the Concept X7 in September, Frankfurt motor show, is by this time next year.

As with the second-generation X1 and the new X2 UKL platform, the same structure of the 2 – series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer, as well as the current range of Minis. based on the BMW It is also hatchback underpin next year, the third generation of the 1 Series.

Designed to appeal to a younger audience than the BMW to the already existing range of SUV models, the X2 features a unique exterior design is largely unchanged, revealing the concept of X2 at last year’s Paris motor show.

Under the new model, the Definition of the Design elements is a fresh interpretation of the German car manufacturer is kidney the signature.

The X2 also sports a short hood that allowed to sit at the base of the windshield, well to the front for added interior space, a familiar taut surfacing treatment along the flanks and squared-off wheel arches front and rear.

Other features include a flat glass house by SUV standards, and a BMW roundel in the C-pillar (note on a detail from the earlier BMW coupe models) and a heavily angled tailgate.

Buyers can choose from three styling lines: Basic, M-Sport and M-Sport-X.

With a length, width and height 4360mm, 1821mm and 1526mm and the X2 is the same width , but 49mm shorter and 69mm lower than the secondgeneration of the X1. Both vehicles have a wheelbase of 2670mm, and is to be produced next to each other at BMW’s Regensburg production in Germany.

The interior of the X2 shares many features with the X1. Standard features the black panel instruments and a multifunction steering wheel, but the buyer will have to pay extra for the optional 8.8 touch-sensitive iDrive panel and a head-up display.

With its engines transversely mounted, the X2 is claimed to accommodate up to five adults, although the rear seat is configured in a 40/20/40 layout. Nominal trunk volume is 470 liters – 35 liters from the X1 trunk, which has a longer rear overhang.

Turbo 2.0-Liter four-cylinder engines at the Start belonging to the front-wheel-drive X2 sDrive20i petrol engine, the power topping 187bhp and 206lb ft. A four-wheel-drive X2 xDrive20d diesel topping 187bhp provides has but ft is significantly more torque at 295lb.

The topping-out ceremony of the first wave of models is the X2 xDrive25d, runs a more heavily tuned 2.0 diesel produce ft 228bhp and 332lb.

The X2 xDrive25d has a 0-62mph time of 6.7 sec and a top speed of 147mph. Despite the four-wheel-drive, the X2 xDrive20d leads to the fuel consumption and emissions, combined-cycle figures of 61.4 mpg and 121g/km.

The front-wheel-drive gasoline engine comes standard with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox – a unit that, due to the various Mini models from the beginning of 2018. Alternatively, you can use the four-wheel-drive-Diesel are fitted as standard with an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard.

Other models and engines are planned to the improvement of the X2 line-up shortly after their arrival, including the front-wheel-drive sDrive18i and sDrive18d, and the four-wheel drive xDrive20i and the xDrive18d.

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