Last weekend, BMW Philippines (SMC Asia Car Distributors Corporation) held its Joyfest 2018 event in Bonifacio Global City, where it officially launched and displayed the all-new (and first-ever) X2 subcompact crossover SUV. On our Facebook page, we shared a photo of a blue unit parked outside the event tent and mentioned the selling price in the caption: P4,390,000. Readers are now asking for the specifics behind that amount—that is, the exact variant of the Philippine-market X2, the engine it is equipped with, and the major features thrown in.
First things first: The X2 for our market is the diesel-powered xDrive20d M Sport X (yes, it’s a mouthful). Under its hood is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo oil-burner that generates 190hp and 400Nm, and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and complemented by the brand’s xDrive “intelligent” all-wheel drive. This combo is good enough for a 0-100km/h acceleration time of 7.7 seconds. In Europe, fuel consumption has been tested to be at nearly 22km/L for this engine.
Outside, the X2 boasts full LED headlights and fog lights; Frozen Gray finish for the wheel arches, the lower body cladding, and the front bumper’s hexagonal element; LED taillights at the back; two separate 90mm tailpipes; 19-inch alloy wheels; and BMW roundels on the C-pillars à la 2000 CS and 3.0 CSL.
Inside, the X2 has aluminum hexagon anthracite surfaces for the dashboard and the interior door panels; ambient lighting that offers six colors (white, blue, orange, lilac, mint and bronze); “micro hexagon” cloth with Alcantara anthracite for the seat material; and a cargo compartment that can swallow 470L of your stuff.
Some of the tech toys found in this new X vehicle include various driving modes (Comfort, Eco, Pro and Sport) for a unique motoring experience; the much-vaunted M Sport suspension that gives the car a lower ride height (by 10mm); a 6.5-inch touchscreen display for the iDrive system’s functions; and a convenient electronic parking assistant that makes parallel-parking a cinch.
Are these specs and features worth P4.39 million to you? At the very least, we can all (hopefully) agree that the X2 looks stunning enough to make writing a check for that amount a lot easier.