Australian BMW X2 range expanding with sDrive18i & xDrive20d

March 29, 2018

BMW Australia will expand the new X2 compact SUV range a little later this year, following the new model’s arrival here this month.

Adding to the existing sDrive20i variant, which comes with a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder producing 141kW and 280Nm, capable of 0-100km/h in 7.7 seconds, BMW is introducing the sDrive18i and xDrive20d in June.

The sDrive18i will become the new entry variant, equipped with a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol three-cylinder engine producing 103kW and 220Nm. It’s able to scoot off from 0-100km/h in 9.6 seconds, with fuel economy figures yet to be announced. It comes with an eight-speed automatic, with front-wheel drive to conserve fuel.

At the other end of the range, the xDrive20d will come in as the new flagship variant. It uses a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine to generate 140kW and 400Nm, capable of stopping the clock in 7.7 seconds across the 0-100km/h sprint. Fuel consumption is rated at 5.1L/100km on the combined cycle. The 20d is the only all-wheel drive version in the range.

If you haven’t heard of the BMW X2, this is the German company’s funky new city-ready compact SUV. It sits along side the X1 as the sporty, four-door coupe-like brother, a bit like the X6 to the X5. Speaking about the expanding range, BMW Australia CEO Marc Werner said:

“We have already seen strong interest in the X2, both via initial media reviews as well as in the dealerships and on our website. Now we have taken the opportunity to fill out the range, offering a strong entry offering in the sDrive18i, as well as the xDrive20d, a turbo-diesel, all-wheel drive range topper.”

The new models will go on sale from the following prices (excluding on-road costs). See further below for some of the highlight standard features for each variant.

2018 BMW X2 sDrive18i – $49,900
2018 BMW X2 sDrive20i – $55,900
2018 BMW X2 xDrive20d – $59,900

BMW X2 sDrive18i:

  • 18-inch light alloy wheels
  • LED headlights with cornering lights
  • LED Fog Lights
  • High-beam Assist
  • Rain sensor
  • Automatic tailgate operation
  • Sensatec interior upholstery
  • Interior trim in Oxide Silver dark matte with Black high-gloss trim finishers
  • Sport leather steering wheel with multi-function buttons
  • Storage compartment package with 12V power sockets in rear centre console
  • Air conditioning
  • Park distance control, front and rear
  • Cruise control with braking function
  • Rear view camera
  • Parking Assistant
  • Driving Assistant, including speed limit info, lane departure warning and forward collision warning
  • Real-time Traffic Information
  • Foldable second-row seats with 40:20:40 split
  • Six-speaker stereo
  • DAB digital radio
  • Satellite navigation
  • 5-inch colour touchscreen infotainment
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission

BMW X2 xDrive20d, same as sDrive20i launch variant and in addition to the sDrive18i:

  • M Sport X package (M Sport package is a no-cost option)
  • Seven-speed sports dual-clutch transmission (20i)
  • Eight-speed sports automatic transmission (20d)
  • 19-inch M light alloy wheels
  • ‘Hexagon’ Alcantara Anthracite cloth upholstery with yellow contrast stitching
  • Sports seats for driver and front passenger
  • BMW Individual Anthracite headliner
  • BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line
  • M Sport suspension
  • M leather steering wheel
  • Automatic air-conditioning
  • Interior lights package
  • Interior rear-view mirror with anti-dazzle function

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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