New X2 for BMW is getting ready for SA

The new, second-generation BMW X2 will arrive in South Africa in the first quarter of 2024.

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What’s new?

The larger spread of systems enabling automated driving and parking, and in the innovative digital services laid on by the new BMW iDrive with QuickSelect and BMW Operating System 9.

The worldwide market launch will get underway in March 2024 with the BMW X2 M35i xDrive performance model and one other petrol option (the BMW X2 sDrive18i for South Africa) and one diesel model. The BMW iX2 will not be offered in South Africa. In the third quarter of 2024, a second fully electric variant and another diesel-engined example will be added to the line-up.

The new BMW X2 and new BMW iX2 will be produced flexibly on a single assembly line at BMW Group Plant Regensburg.


The new BMW X2 has a distinctive, visually expressive design showing clear differentiation from the brand’s compact Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), the BMW X1. As such, it is instantly identifiable as a pure-bred Sports Activity Coupé (SAC).

The new version has grown by 194 millimetres in length over its predecessor to 4 554 millimetres, by 21 millimetres in width to 1 845 millimetres and by 64 millimetres in height to 1 590 millimetres. Plus, its increased wheelbase and wider tracks benefit space in both the five seats and the boot. The new X2 has a maximum load capacity of 560 L.

The model-specific, upright front end of the new BMW X2 exudes confidence with elements such as LED headlights and an almost hexagonal BMW kidney grille, which can be specified as an option with BMW Iconic Glow contour lighting.


Inside the new BMW X2 has a modern premium ambience with sporting touches. The slender instrument panel, housing the BMW Curved Display, is joined in the cabin by a “floating” armrest with integral control panel. In the front section of the centre console are two cup holders and a smartphone tray with indirect illumination and wireless charging.

The seats are newly developed, and customers can also specify sport seats. Standard equipment now includes an interaction airbag between the driver’s seat and front passenger seat.

The latest version of the BMW iDrive display and control/operation system featuring QuickSelect rapid-access tech is fitted in the new BMW X2. Based on BMW Operating System 9, it is packaged together with the BMW Curved Display and BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, meaning it has been carefully geared to operate using the touchscreen and natural language.

  • Pricing and the specific engine line-up will be made available closer to the local introduction of the new X2.

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