New BMW X2 unveiled

December 21, 2017

It doesn't take a genius to figure out that the new X2 sits somewhere between the X1 and X3. Smart.

 

 

It's not a coincidence that the all-new BMW X2 shares its platform with the Mini Countryman, because it just so happened to be just the right size BMW needed to fill the hole between X1 and x3.

 

No doubt, filling the hole has finally settled the OCD nerves of some German engineer who desperately needed it filled for the same reason all even-numbered series-BMWs are now 2-doored and all odd-numbered ones now more-doored.

 

 

Certainly, it's a genius move by BMW as they've just Sprited their Coca Cola, and offered you the same diabetes in a different colour, while they still laugh all the way to the bank. 

 

 

Whether or not this X2 will actually be different to the Countryman in anything other than looks is still to be proven, but that doesn't change the fact that we still like it's face and that's all that counts for now.

 

That and the middle of the range 4-cylinder SDrive20i, whose numbers are very impressive because it hits 100km/h almost as quickly as a GTi does, which is concerning for GTi owners.

 

Not only because those who will buy an X2 will be middle class mommies - who we love no doubt - but because the Motorsport version of this X2 will likely then be very scary indeed and send every Vrraaahpaah back to the dealership with their tails between their legs.

 

It's the diesel version of this you'll probably want though as it sports at least some level of off road capability with its 4-wheel drive and tractor sounding rumble. If anything, it's a rumble we all already love in the khaki of our bushveld and we wouldn't have it any other way.

 

Until we drive it in person though, we'll end there. Regardless, we suspect that you should prepare yourself for the X2 revolution, and a mommy-driven army of nice-looking segment fillers.

 

 

 

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