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BMW Hatches The New X2 Crossover In Detroit 15
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW X2, Detroit-Auto-Show, new cars on 01 15th, 2018


BMW already offers five crossovers in the United States but that hasn’t stopped the company from unveiling a sixth model at the North American International Auto Show.

Billed as a sporty and urban crossover, the X2 eschews the coupe-inspired styling of the larger X4 and X6 for a unique appearance that resembles a large hatchback. It remains to be seen how wagon-hating America will respond to his decision but the model is based on the popular X1 and is 2.8 inches lower and 3.2 inches shorter than its counterpart.

The interior styling will be familiar to BMW fans and drivers will SensaTec upholstery, high-gloss black trim, and a freestanding 6.5-inch infotainment system. A variety of options will be available including Dakota leather, a heads-up display, and an 8.8-inch infotainment system with GPS navigation.

A 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine resides under the hood and produces 228 hp (170 kW) and 258 lb-ft (349 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system which enables the X2 to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds before hitting a top speed of up to 143 mph (230 km/h).

The 2018 BMW X2 will go on sale in the United States this spring and pricing starts at $38,400.

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Configure Your Ideal BMW X2 And Show It To Us 8
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW X2, Configurator, new cars, Reports on 01 8th, 2018


BMW’s ever-growing SUV family welcomed its sixth member at thee end of last year, the X2, which is a sportier take on the X1.

Slotting under the X6 and X4, albeit with a different roofline, it features a funkier than usual design for a BMW, and it can also be had with black plastic cladding on certain models.

All versions of the car are well equipped, including the entry-level, which gets 18-inch alloy wheels, leatherette seats, climate control, 7-speaker audio, and infotainment system, carrying a starting price of $39,395 with the $995 destination charge.

The most affordable BMW X2 is $2,500 pricier than an equivalent X1, and it carries a $3,000 premium over a Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4Matic. However, compared to the larger X4, it’s $9,200 more affordable.

Play with the online configurator, available here, for a few minutes like we did, and you’ll eventually see the MSRP of the BMW X2 reaching over $50,000. That’s more than the larger X3 and X4, and it approaches the price of the new X5, which starts from $56,600 in the States.

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New X2 And Updated i8 Coupe Spearhead BMW’s NAIAS Lineup 21
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW Concepts, BMW i8, BMW X2, concepts, Detroit-Auto-Show, Galleries, Hybrids, Reports on 12 21st, 2017


Two BMW models will celebrate their world premiere at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show between January 14-28, the updated i8 Coupe and the new X2 small crossover.

Aside from the two novelty acts, the Bavarian automaker will also show off their i8 Roadster First Edition, together with the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance.

The updated i8 Coupe brings with it a hybrid powertrain generating a total system output of 374 PS (368 HP), with the electric motor alone being good for 143 PS (140 HP), while also powering the vehicle all the way to 65 mph (105 km/h).

Customers can then push the eDrive button, which raises the all-electric top speed to 75 mph (120 km/h). In a straight line, the new i8 Coupe can get from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds, while the i8 Roadster completes the sprint in 4.6 seconds.

Speaking of the Roadster, the First Edition version coming to Detroit is limited to a production run of just 200 units. These cars will also be available with all the body paint finishes and interior designs offered on the regular i8 Coupe and Roadster – including the newly introduced E-Copper metallic and Donington Grey Metallic.

As for the X2 crossover, it will bring its distinctive character to Detroit, showing off styling elements such as its BMW roundel on the C-pillars and its innovative take on the classic kidney grille, which has a wider outline at its base than at the top.

The first X2 version to hit the U.S. market will be the 228 HP (231 PS) xDrive28i, set to arrive in showrooms on March 3rd, 2018. The RWD-only sDrive28i model will join it a few months later.

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BMW To Stage World Debuts Of The X2 And i8 Coupe In Detroit 18
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW i8, BMW X2, Detroit-Auto-Show on 12 18th, 2017


The North American International Auto Show is less than a month away and BMW has announced plans to stage the world debuts of the X2 and i8 Coupe in the Motor City.

Starting with the X2, the model is based on the X1 but it eschews crossover-inspired styling for a funkier design that resembles a high-riding hatchback. In the United States, power will be provided by a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine that produces 228 hp (170 kW) and 258 lb-ft (349 Nm) of torque. This will enable the X2 xDrive28i to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds before hitting a top speed of up to 143 mph (230 km/h).

Moving on to the i8 Coupe, the model follows in the footsteps of the i8 Roadster which was recently unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It features an updated powertrain with an improved lithium-ion battery which has a capacity of 11.6 kWh. The car has also been equipped with a more powerful three-cylinder engine and electric motor which helps to increase its maximum output to 369 hp (275 kW). Thanks to the extra power, the model can accelerate from 0-60 mph in approximately 4.2 seconds.

Both of the models will go on sale this spring and pricing will be announced closer to launch. However, a recent report suggested the X2 will have a base price of $39,395.

Besides the X2 and i8 Coupe, BMW will display the i3s, i8 Roadster, X3, M3 CS, and M5. The X7 concept will also be making an appearance.

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BMW To Stage World Debuts Of The X2 And i8 Coupe In Detroit 18
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW i8, BMW X2, Detroit-Auto-Show on 12 18th, 2017


The North American International Auto Show is less than a month away and BMW has announced plans to stage the world debuts of the X2 and i8 Coupe in the Motor City.

Starting with the X2, the model is based on the X1 but it eschews crossover-inspired styling for a funkier design that resembles a high-riding hatchback. In the United States, power will be provided by a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine that produces 228 hp (170 kW) and 258 lb-ft (349 Nm) of torque. This will enable the X2 xDrive28i to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds before hitting a top speed of up to 143 mph (230 km/h).

Moving on to the i8 Coupe, the model follows in the footsteps of the i8 Roadster which was recently unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It features an updated powertrain with an improved lithium-ion battery which has a capacity of 11.6 kWh. The car has also been equipped with a more powerful three-cylinder engine and electric motor which helps to increase its maximum output to 369 hp (275 kW). Thanks to the extra power, the model can accelerate from 0-60 mph in approximately 4.2 seconds.

Both of the models will go on sale this spring and pricing will be announced closer to launch. However, a recent report suggested the X2 will have a base price of $39,395.

Besides the X2 and i8 Coupe, BMW will display the i3s, i8 Roadster, X3, M3 CS, and M5. The X7 concept will also be making an appearance.

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2018 BMW X2 Priced From Just Under $40,000 18
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW X2, prices, Reports, SUV on 12 18th, 2017


Two months after its online premiere, pricing details for the 2018 BMW X2 have emerged online.

According to order guides recently obtained by Cars Direct, the entry-level X2 xDrive28i will set customers back a minimum of $39,395, including the $995 destination charge. To put that into perspective, it is $2500 more than the X1 xDrive28i but a significant $9200 less than the cheapest X4 variant on offer.

Standard features for the X2 xDrive28i include a 228 hp 2.0-liter turbo four, seven-speaker audio system, 18-inch alloy wheels, and SensaTec seats. For $2350, the Convenience Package can be optioned, complete with power-folding mirrors, a panoramic roof, lumbar support, auto-dimming mirrors, and more.

Elsewhere in the range of options is the $700 Driver Assistance Package that adds lane departure warning, forward collision warning, low-speed emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and more. Interestingly, the Driver Assistance Package is only available alongside the Convenience Package and $2600 Premium Package. For customers looking to stand out, the M SportX Package is available for $4650. There’s also a Dynamic Handling Package for $600.

Compared to its most direct German rival, a comparable Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4MATIC, the base BMW X2 is a hefty $3000 pricier.

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BMW’s New Strategy: M All The Things – 26 Models Reportedly Coming By 2021 7
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW 3-series, BMW 4-Series, BMW M, BMW M3, BMW M8, BMW X2, BMW X3, BMW X4, BMW X7, BMW Z4, Reports on 12 7th, 2017


BMW recently announced plans to offer 25 electrified models by 2025 and it appears the company is going to need all of these eco-friendly vehicles to help offset a massive onslaught on new M models.

According to Autocar, BMW is preparing to launch 26 M and M Performance vehicles over the next few years. The M8 will be unveiled next year but the real push will begin when the all-new M3 debuts at Frankfurt Motor Show in 2019. As BMW M boss Frank van Meel explained, “The M3 is a crucial car for BMW M … it wasn’t the first fully fledged M car but it continues to stand for everything the brand is based upon.”

The report says the new M3 will ride on the CLAR platform and feature more aluminum and high-strength steel. The car is also slated to adopt a number of carbon fiber components to ensure it weighs less than the M3 CS which recently debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Despite rumors of a hybrid powertrain, sources told the publication we can expect a conventional twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produces around 465 hp (346 kW). The car will reportedly be offered with a six-speed manual and an optional eight-speed automatic transmission. Regardless of which gearbox is selected both are slated to send power to the rear-wheels as the rumored all-wheel drive system was reportedly deemed too heavy and expensive.

Besides the M3, we can expect M versions of the X3, X4, and Z4. They are slated to be joined by M Performance variants of the 3-Series, 4-Series, X2, and X7.

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BMW Makes Some Bold Claims About The X2 In Their Latest Promo 26
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW Videos, BMW X2, commercials, new cars, video on 11 26th, 2017


It’s a bit far-fetched to claim you can “be unique” by buying a mass produced vehicle such as the new X2, but that’s BMW’s message in the ad that follows.

Their TV commercial, which is shown here in the long version, makes several bold statements, and it even shows the brand’s premium sub-compact crossover destroying a few scale model cubicles in the attempt to make itself more noticeable.

Unveiled nearly a month ago, the BMW X2 is a sportier take on the X1. Its exterior resembles that of a hatchback with a slightly increased ride height, and it follows on the footsteps of the coupe SUV niche of the larger X4 and X6.

Based on the X2 Concept that debuted last year, the production version will become available in several versions, with various equipment, from cloth upholstery to Dakota leather, and from gloss black accents to a panoramic glass roof. It also gets, depending on the specified trim, an 8.8-inch infotainment system, color head-up display, and LED interior lighting, in addition to various wheel sizes that range from 17- to 20-inch.

European customers will have to choose, at launch, from the 192 PS (189 HP) petrol and 190 PS (187 HP) and 231 PS (228 HP) diesels, whereas in the United States, it will be available as the xDrive28i that’s powered by a 2.0-liter petrol engine that’s good enough for 228 HP (231 PS).

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You Can Virtually Explore BMW’s New X2 With Microsoft’s HoloLens 10
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW Videos, BMW X2, Tech, video on 11 10th, 2017


BMW and Microsoft have teamed up to create a unique promotional experience to celebrate the launch of the X2.

The promotion centers on a mixed reality application called the BMW X2 Holo Experience. It runs on the Microsoft HoloLens and allows users to experience “fun challenges” such as guiding the crossover out of a maze or giving the model a unique paint job.

The X2 Holo Experience will be available at select BMW dealerships as well as private events and BMW brand experience centers. Visitors will be able to take a holographic selfie with the car and then take a test drive of the real model.

According to BMW communications boss Uwe Dreher, “The X2 will appeal to a relatively new, young and digitally-savvy target group that is also looking for unique and contemporary experiences from communications. The Holo Experience delivers the desired technical wow-effect, which we hope will maximize our appeal to this target group in a fun and entertaining way, using innovative technology.”

The BMW X2 was unveiled last month and it resembles a large hatchback instead of a traditional crossover. In Europe, the model will be offered with a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine that develops 192 PS (141 kW) and 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) of torque as well as a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel with outputs of 190 PS (140 kW) and 231 PS (170 kW).

U.S. customers can look forward to a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder producing 228 hp (170 kW) and 258 lb-ft (349 Nm) of torque.

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The Idea Of A BMW X2 Pickup May Not Be So Ridiculous 8
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in BMW, BMW X2, Renderings on 11 8th, 2017


Volkswagen makes pickups. So does Mercedes now. BMW isn’t likely to follow suit, but even if it did, it probably wouldn’t look anything like this.

Still, it’s an interesting sight to behold – the new BMW X2 rendered with a pickup bed instead of an enclosed wagon’s back, brought to us by the talents at X-Tomi Design.

The X2, for those who missed it, is a sportier counterpart to the X1, with a more aggressive stance and appearance. It’s the latest in a string of crossovers from the Bavarian automaker stretching all the way back to the first-generation X5 that debuted in 1999.

Before then, the idea of a BMW crossover seemed ridiculous – maybe as ridiculous as a BMW pickup would seem to us now, especially with Amaroks and X-Classes roaming the roads and backcountries of the world. The big difference, though, is that while Volkswagen and Mercedes have commercial-vehicle divisions (and corporate partners) on which to draw in the development of their pickups, BMW does not.

Still, it seems that BMW has explored just about every other body style, and invented some of its own. So who’s to say it would never do a pickup?

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This Is How Easy It Is To Convert A BMW X2 Into An X2M 29
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW M, BMW X2, Renderings on 10 29th, 2017


Now that BMW has taken off the X2's digital camouflage, showing the production car off in three different specs, the only thing missing for driving enthusiasts is a full-fledged M model.
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New BMW X2 Is A Funkier And Sportier Take On The X1 25
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW Videos, BMW X2, Galleries, new cars, video on 10 25th, 2017


BMW has officially unveiled the new X2 crossover.
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New BMW X2 Is A Funkier And Sportier Take On The X1 25
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW Videos, BMW X2, Galleries, new cars, video on 10 25th, 2017


BMW has officially unveiled the new X2 crossover.
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BMW X2 Loses Just About All Camo, Digital Or Otherwise 10
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW Scoops, BMW X2, Scoops on 10 10th, 2017


Seeing the new BMW X2 almost completely undisguised has been a long time coming.
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Sportier BMW X2 Prototype Puts On Digital Camo In Munich 5
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW M, BMW Scoops, BMW X2, Scoops on 10 5th, 2017


After parading around Milan during Fashion Week, BMW's new X2 is out and about again, this time spotted in Munich, Germany.
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