BMW unveils all-new X2

BMW has pulled the covers off its new X2 crossover that sits alongside the BMW X1 and X3.

Just one engine is available on the X2 at launch, the 2.0-litre xDrive20d diesel, which produces 187bhp and 400Nm of torque. Further engines will be added to the line-up for 2018, including a range of 2.0-litre options with different outputs, including the petrol sDrive20i and diesel-engined sDrive18d and xDrive18d.

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All-wheel-drive comes as standard on the xDrive20d, although next year two-wheel-drive derivatives will be available.

The X2 looks a bit different to past BMW models, too. While it still has BMW's instantly recognisable kidney grille, the X2's grille outline is larger at its base than the top – the first BMW to feature such design cue.

Four trim levels are available – SE, Sport, M Sport and M Sport X.

Standard equipment on the X2 includes twin exhaust pipes, parking sensors, 17-inch wheels, a 6.5-inch infotainment display with satellite navigation and an updated version of BMW's ConnectedDrive. Full LED headlights appear on all models, minus the most basic SE-spec cars.

Several equipment packs are also available, including a lighting package that allows for a host of different mood lighting settings and LED lighting in the cabin. A WiFi hotspot is also available as part of the Tech Pack, as well as wireless charging.

The X2 also has a key focus on safety, particularly cars that are fitted with the optional Drive Pack. This includes lane-departure warning, pedestrian safety with city braking function and collision warning.

Prices start from £33,980 for the X2, which will be available to order from mid-November.

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