It’s arduous to consider the brand new BMW X2 shares the UKL2/FAAR bones with its predecessor contemplating the large variations in type and dimension. Recognized internally because the “U10” mannequin, the second technology has blossomed into a bigger mannequin with true Sports activities Exercise Coupe (SAC) styling per the corporate’s advertising and marketing jargon. It’s lastly going for that mini-X6 look with a swoopy roofline the outdated “F39” ought to have had within the first place. As an alternative, the unique X2 was extra alongside the traces of a jacked-up hatchback with an ungainly silhouette.

Following its debut final October, the revamped BMW X2 has formally been launched in Poland. To mark the event, the automaker’s native division determined to place the highlight on the M Efficiency model. Seen right here roaming the streets is the recent X2 M35i painted in a matte coloration from the Particular person catalog. It’s known as Frozen Portimao Blue and has been mixed with numerous shiny black accents.

M Efficiency vehicles will not be what they was once. Even M Lite fashions now have the M-specific facet mirror design, an M brand on the kidney grille, and even a quad exhaust system. Not solely that, however this X2 M35i’s grey brake calipers denote it has the non-compulsory M Compound brakes. Shared with the conventionally formed X1 M35i, the upgraded setup boasts four-piston, fixed-caliper brakes with 385-mm drilled discs on the entrance axle and single-piston, floating-caliper brakes with built-in parking brake and 330-mm discs on the rear. BMW says the brakes are derived from these utilized by true M vehicles whereas being a lot lighter than the usual ones.

As a result of the brand new X2 is now 4.55 meters (almost 180 inches) lengthy, BMW can comfortably mount these 20-inch wheels with out worrying about making the profile look awkward. Actually, there are even bigger 21-inch units accessible for these keen to go all out.

The previous-generation mannequin was by no means a powerful vendor however the brand new one ought to make up for that. So much is using on the X2 to be a business success contemplating BMW will reportedly discontinue the X4 with out giving it a direct alternative. For the reason that X2 is now a lot greater than earlier than, it’ll additionally not directly fill the void left after the X4’s rumored demise.

Supply: BMW Poland