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BMW announces first details of X2 compact SUV

7 2018 BMW X2

BMW will launch an new compact SUV, the X2, in March 2018.

The company says it will appeal primarily to a young and young-at-heart, urban and active target group who are keen to see their personal character reflected on the road through an ‘emotionally-engaging’ car.

Customers can choose from the BMW X2 M Sport and M Sport X models, alongside the standard model.

Three engine variants will be offered from launch. The BMW X2 xDrive20i petrol model will develop 192PS and achieve up to 51.4 mpg. CO2 emissions will range from 126-134g/km.

The X2 xDrive20d diesel variant will be the most frugal. It develops 190PS and can achieve up to 61.4 mpg with CO2 emissions of 121g/km.

A more powerful xDrive25d diesel offers 231PS but can still return in excess of 55 mpg with emissions from 133 g/km.

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

BMW plans to add additional two-wheel-drive variants in the shape of the three-cylinder sDrive18i, plus the sDrive18d and X2 xDrive18d.

The diesel X2 sDrive18d with manual gearbox, promises fuel consumption of 62.8 mpg and 119g/km (118g/km with Steptronic).

BMW ConnectedDrive and the most recent update of the BMW Connected App will be available, along with Apple CarPlay and an array of driver assistance systems.

Among the optional equipment features offered exclusively by the BMW X2 in this segment is the full-colour BMW Head-Up Display.

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