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14 May, 2024

New BMW SUV snapped up

THE second-generation BMW X2 ‘sports activity coupé’ (SAC) has landed in Australia and the first stock has arrived and been delivered at Westco BMW.

By Nick Dalton

The new X2 SUV coupe also includes the high performance X2 M35i with 233kW of power and a 0-100kmh time of 5.4 seconds.
The new X2 SUV coupe also includes the high performance X2 M35i with 233kW of power and a 0-100kmh time of 5.4 seconds.

The line-up includes the first electric X2 – the iX2 xDrive30 – as well as the high performance X2 M35i xDrive. 

Sales manager Grant Woolcock said he had sold a X2 xDrive20i and two X2 M35is plus two electric iX2s had just arrived.

“They are selling like hot cakes. I advise people who are interested to come in and place your orders now. It will take about three months for delivery,” he said.

Westco BMW has also handed over the first top-of-the-range SUV – the XM – a $320,000 petrol-electric hybrid to its new owner.  

BMW Australia says it now offers the widest selection of fully electric vehicles of any manufacturer represented in the country. 

BMW will also launch the iX2 eDrive20 later this year, further widening its selection of fully electric vehicles to customers.

The launch portfolio begins with the X2 xDrive20i, which features a four-cylinder petrol engine that delivers new levels of response and efficiency. 

At the top of the line-up is the X2 M35i xDrive, powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 233kw of power and helps to propel the new model to 100km/h from rest in just 5.4 seconds.

The new X2 has grown by 194mm in length over its predecessor to 4554mm, by 21mm in width to 1845mm and by 64mm in height to 1590mm. 

Its increased wheelbase and wider tracks also benefit space in both the five seats and the boot.

Standard equipment includes 19in alloy wheels, all-wheel-drive, two-zone auto climate control, acoustic glazing, adaptive LED headlights and M Suspension, automatic tailgate, curved widescreen display, comfort access and digital key, DAB digital radio, steering and lane control system, active cruise control, stop and go, and blind spot monitor, front electric and heated seats, head up display, M Sport package and leather steering wheel, parking assist, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and wireless phone charging.

The iX2 xDrive30 generates 230kW and 494kW with driving range capability of up to 395km and 0-100km/h in 5.6s. 

The150kW/300NM X2 xDrive20i turbo petrol’s 0-100km/h time is 7.4s. 

Drive away prices are $81,954 for the X2 xDrive20i, $90,664 for the iX2 xDrive30 and about $97,000 for the X2 M35i 


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