Sales Manager at QAF Auto Sdn Bhd, Franco Tulusianto (R) and Sales Consultant at QAF Auto Sdn Bhd, Mariani Hj Johari (2nd R) pose with Mohammad Aslam Ibrahim (L), his spouse (2nd L) and the new BMW X2 at The Empire Hotel & Country Club. Picture: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

The all-new BMW X2, the first ever X2 series model by the German automaker, has finally arrived in Brunei and delivered to its first owner.

Mohammad Aslam Ibrahim is the first customer to get his hands behind the wheel of the Sport Activity Coupe (SAC) whose order was placed through QAF Auto last March.

An interior view of the new BMW X2 at The Empire Hotel & Country Club. Picture: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

“I am in love with the cosmetics of the X2 the first time I saw the pictures from QAF Auto’s salesperson,” said the Royal Brunei Airlines employee. 

“It (the face) is a hybrid between a sports utility vehicle and a coupe. My wife and I fell in love with it more when we saw it on display in Bangkok soon after we placed the order,” he added.

The new BMW X2 at The Empire Hotel & Country Club. Picture: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

According to QAF Auto, five units of the new X2 series have been sold exclusively to its customers on special order, and that customers won’t find it at its showroom in Beribi.

“We emphasised on exclusivity and it is not a commercial model because people would either go for an SUV or go for a sedan. This model is something in between.” said QAF Auto Sales Manager Franco Tulusianto.

“Not everyone will go for it like our 6 and 8 series. That is why we brought in only five units. We will not be bringing in more unless there is demand,” Tulusianto added.

The X2 series was launched globally in March. It comes in three model variants; Basic, M Sport and M Sport X.

The X2 appeals primarily to the young and young-at-heart, urban and active target groups. 

This series has design details that underscore its distinctive character such as the BMW roundel on the C-pillars and the styling of the kidney grille whose outline is wider at its base than at its top, the first on a modern BMW.

The exterior colour shades include Galvanic Gold metallic and Misano Blue metallic.

Inside, the seats are softly covered by perforated Dakota leather in Magma Red and the Micro Hexagon fabric or Alcantara Anthracite combined with M piping and yellow contrast stitching.

“The BMW X2 fuses the fast-moving forms of a coupe with the robust volumes of an X model. It was important to make these apparently conflicting aspects of the BMW X2 and the car’s individual character,” said Head of Design BMW Compact Class Thomas Sycha.

The dual-clutch transmission and xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive comes with sDrive20i petrol model powered with 192 horse power engine.

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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