Back in October, BMW pulled the wraps off its new X2, which is due to launch in South Africa in the first quarter of 2018. And now we’ve managed to unearth local pricing for this fresh-faced crossover.
As we’ve already reported, the local range will comprise two familiar powertrains – the sDrive20i and xDrive20d – each with the choice of M Sport and M Sport X trim (check out the differences in our original article here).
The former starts at R644 252 in M Sport trim and R673 952 in M Sport X guise. Here, BMW’s 2,0-litre turbopetrol sends its 141 kW and 280 N.m to the front wheels via a seven-speed Steptronic transmission. The X2 sDrive20i sprints from standstill to 100 km/h in a claimed 7,7 seconds, before topping out at 227 km/h.
And the X2 xDrive20d? Well, that’ll set you back R694 154 for the M Sport derivative and R723 854 for the M Sport X model. This 2,0-litre turbodiesel makes 140 kW and a considerable 400 N.m, which is directed to all four corners. It will, BMW says, sip at around 4,7 L/100 km.
Comparing this pricing to that of the X1 on which the X2 is based shows that – in M Sport form, at least – the newest addition to BMW’s crossover fold commands a roughly R20 000 premium.
BMW X2 sDrive20i M Sport: R644 252
BMW X2 sDrive20i M Sport X: R673 952
BMW X2 xDrive20d M Sport: R694 154
BMW X2 xDrive20d M Sport X: R723 854
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