The 2018 BMW X2 is going to be officially introduced at the upcoming 2018 Detroit Auto Show. The stylish coupe-SUV will hit the showrooms shortly after, which is a reason more why the carmaker decided to release a starting price already. The vehicle will cost $39,395 including $995 destination charge, which is exactly $4,500 more than the starting price of the X1 sibling. Now, the X2 may be more attractive SUV, but it’s not as better as the cost says without any doubt. Moreover, it provides exactly the same features (except standard AWD) as the BMW X1. Still, the price of the 2018 X2 isn’t as bad when it’s compared with the biggest rivals. The Range Rover Evoque, for instance, costs $42,795, so you do the count.
The Bavarian car manufacturer will introduce just the starting option at the launch. It’s the X2 xDrive28i, which uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine. The unit produces 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The power supplies all-wheel-drive system via an eight-speed automatic transmission. According to BMW, the crossover will be able to speed up from 0 to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds.
The U.S.-specs model will host a number of standard features. The SUV rides on 18-inch alloy wheels, while the cab SensaTec seats and 7-speaker audio system. The potential buyers can pay around $2,350 extra for a Convenience Package, which includes a panoramic roof, auto-dimming mirrors, lumbar support, power-folding mirrors, and more. The higher M Sport X will add an inch on the alloy wheels, a darkened exterior trim, and a proximity key access, lowered suspension, sports calibrations for the transmission while the topping Premium package includes heated front seats, navigation, a head-up display, and a heated steering wheel. Still, these options will cost exactly $2,600. The 2018 BMW X2 offers a Driving Assistance package for $700. The assistance offers adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and forward collision warning.
You don’t have to be a genius to figure out that the fully-loaded X2 will cost around or even over $50,000. The carmaker works on the more potent X2 M35i, but the option isn’t going to be introduced soon.