Today at the Timbuktu Motor Show, BMW revealed a drop-top version of the X2 – the X2 Convertible.

The X2 Convertible uses a new engine never seen before in the BMW lineup, a 3.2L twin turbocharged 2-cylinder petrol. It produces a class leading 76kW of power and 133Nm of torque – 0-100km/h takes a brisk 14.3 seconds (best in the segment) towards a top speed to 185km/h. Drive is sent to the front left wheel only through an open differential that is paired to a 14-speed automatic transmission. Emissions are rated at 505g of CO2 per km.

The X2 Convertible is not based on the same platform as its regular hatch-SUV brother – it is instead underpinned by a shortened version of the Architecture of Luxury platform used by the new Rolls Royce Phantom. It provides 42% better chassis stability and increases driver confidence levels by 9.6%. Pretty impressive for a small SUV.

Inside, the X2 Convertible is a step up from the regular X2. The seats are trimmed in premium alligator leather, which has been specially modified by BMW to be latte, mocha and baby cappuccino resistant. Some of the other cabin materials include carbon fibre for the HVAC controls, diamond for the wiper stalk and 6mm thick corrugated cardboard for the door trims.

The new BMW X2 Convertible launches in Europe and in Australia in April 2019. What are your thoughts on it? Let me know below.

In case you couldn’t tell, this is a joke. Happy April Fools Day! Also, credit to X-Tomi Deaign for the image.

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