Driven: BMW X2 xDrive20D by Mieke Oelofsen
The “Golden Child” of BMW strutting the line between less space and slicker looks.
It’s distinctly precise with a tilt towards the extrovert in the up-and-coming marketing executive. Overtures from the CS coupes of the 60’s and 70’s add to its allure
No prizes for guessing that ambient lighting, Alacantra stitching and honeycomb carbon fiber can place you directly in an A380’s business class arrangement. Well, almost.
It’s an MSport X Model which translates to adequately impressive, but no standing starts with cars that produce more than 150kW
In this economy, no Einsteinian brain synapses need to fire in order for the diesel version to be the only logical choice.
As roads worsen and spending shrinks, many newly appointed executives need to streamline their budgets and their garages. Like superbikes, the days of purely specialized sports cars are numbered. The bourgeoisie will still collect and display, but for the practical entrepreneur, the families assets will be consolidated under a skinny umbrella of perhaps two vehicles, the practical SUV and the performance SUV; cars like the X2 can easily fill that gap while maintaining and disrupting the status quo at the same time.
BMW X2 xDrive20D
Price R728 700.00
Engine 2.0Liter inline 4 Turbo Diesel
Top Speed 217 km/h