BMW Australia will add the X2 M Mesh Edition to its already fascinating range early next year. The most standout feature is the use of high-gloss black is the BMW M mesh kidney grille which has a pronounced three-dimensional look.

Brooklyn Grey metallic paint is exclusive to the M Mesh Edition, it’s also offered in Sapphire Black metallic. Frozen Black-Brown metallic, a mocha-like shade, is used in the inserts in the bumper trim, the prominent cladding on the side skirts and doors and the wheelarch trim.

New decals in orange are used on the bonnet, the sides of the front bumper and the front and rear doors. If one of the other paint shades – Alpine White, Phytonic Blue metallic or Sunset Orange metallic – is specified, the decals come in black.

The colour of the decals is shared by the inserts for the new M aerodynamic wheels, which are 20-inch all round for the Australian market.

The exclusive covers for the M sport seats with integral head restraints and the rear seat bench feature a blend of Dakota leather in Mocha and Anthracite-coloured Alcantara. Contrast stitching is in orange. Orange is also used on the instrument panel and centre console.

There are M Sport seats, M stainless steel pedals, M leather steering wheel, and key fob.

Australian-delivered X2 M Mesh Edition cars are powered by a BMW TwinPower Turbo in-line four-cylinder engine. Its peak outputs are 141kW and 280Nm and it sits in front of a seven-speed sport automatic with double clutch. Zero to 100km/h takes 7.7 seconds so this is model is about its striking appearance rather than hot performance.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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