BMW Group Malaysia today introduced the first-ever BMW X2, the latest edition to the brand’s Sports Activity Coupes inventory, that promises uncompromised driving pleasure with a balance between sporty driving dynamics and efficiency.

Mr. Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director and CEO of BMW Group Malaysia said, “The BMW X models have long made its mark in Malaysia. Last year alone, we delivered over 4,200 BMW X Series vehicles, equating to 39.6% of BMW’s deliveries of 10,618 vehicles. Today, we’re proud to expand our BMW X portfolio here in Malaysia with the first-ever BMW X2.

QUICK FACTS

Name BMW X2 sDrive20i M Sport
Engine 2.0-litre BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder
Transmission 7-speed Steptronic Sport dual-clutch transmission
Max Power 192 hp @ 5,000 – 6,000 rpm
Max Torque 280 Nm @ 1,350 – 4,600 rpm
0 – 100 km/h ; Top Speed 7.7 seconds, 227 km/h
Price RM 320,800 (OTR without Insurance)

The all-new BMW X2, available only in the X2 sDrive20i M Sport variant, is powered by a 2.0-litre BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder petrol engine enforced with a twin-scroll turbocharger with Valvetronic, Double VANOS and High Precision Injection. With output rated at 192 hp and 280 Nm of torque, the X2 goes from 0 to 100km/h in just 7.7 seconds, onwards to 227 km/h. This X2 is fitted with a 7-speed Steptronic Sport double-clutch transmission, with power sent to the front wheels.

A Driving Experience Control Switch features three driving modes – Comfort, ECO PRO and Sport. The Performance Control system is capable of dictating engine speed and brake interventions during cornering.

Noticeably, the X2’s body features short overhangs and is the first modern BMW to feature a new grille design and will pave the way for future models. Instead of widening from the top to bottom, the old design is now turned upside down. LED headlights and fog lights are standard with daytime running lights in a 3D icon design.

The aggressive front end is testament to the M Aerodynamics package that also includes wheel arch trims and claddings on the doors. The BMW emblem on the C-pillar maybe be new to most, but it actually serves as a tribute to BMW’s heritage vehicles such as the ultra-desirable 3200CS and 3.0 CSL.

The body’s aesthetics is further groomed with a M rear spoiler, roof rails in Aluminium Satinated, 19-inch M light alloy wheels on run-flat tyres and twin tailpipes finished in high gloss chrome. The X2 sDrive20i sits lower by 10mm with a M Sport Suspension.

On the inside, the X2 offers best-in-class cabin space. Dakota leather upholstery takes centre stage while the roof is glazed with BMW Individual’s anthracite headlining. Elsewhere, the spacious cabin is occupied with a M leather steering wheel, electric-powered sports seats for the driver and front passenger, a full colour head-up display, an 8.8-inch touchscreen with split view, 4 speakers and 2 woofers.

The back seat offers 40:20:40 split folding functionality which will extend boot space from 470-litres to 1,355-litres – accessible through an automatic tailgate. There will be six different colours for the LED ambient lighting – Orange, Lilac, Mint, Bronze, Blue and White – to tailor the interior’s mood to your liking.

Safety wise, the X2 sDrive20i M Sport comes with seven airbags, ISOFIX, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC) and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Parking maneuvers will be safeguarded by a rear view camera, Park Assistant and Park Distance Control (PDC).

The first-ever BMW X2 comes in Galvanic Gold Metallic, Misano Blue Metallic and Sunset Orange Metallic with contrasting Black and Grey seams. With the Black Sapphire Metallic model, the X2 can be had with a Magma Red interior with contrasting Grey seams.

The first ever X2 will come with BMW Group Malaysia’s 5-year unlimited mileage warranty, Free Scheduled Service Programme and BMW Tyre Warranty. The X2 can be acquired through the BMW Full Circle Programme with a monthly installment from RM 4,498 with a 20% downpayment on a four-year tenure and with 20,000 km mileage cap per year.


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