BMW gives the X2 a more outgoing vibe with new M Mesh Edition

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by Drei Laurel | Oct 1, 2020
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There’s nothing like a fresh splash of bright paint to liven up a car, right? BMW has done exactly this with the X2, giving it a livelier look courtesy of a handful of exterior add-ons and some new color applications.

This is the BMW X2 M Mesh Edition, a more playful take on the brand’s small crossover—not that the regular version was drab in any way. All enhancements to this thing are purely aesthetic, and available engine options include a diesel with up to 231hp, a gasoline mill with 178hp, and a plug-in hybrid drive system. We have to say, though, that the X2 does look considerably zippier with these changes on.

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The most obvious alteration here is the vehicle’s new set of M wheels, available in 19- or 20-inch sizes. These feature accents to match the Mesh Edition’s colorful new decals, and literally look sharp. Seriously, these things look like fangs.

Past that, you’re looking at an intricate M 3D mesh kidney grille in glossy black, a new Frozen Black-Brown metallic trim on exterior components like the bumpers, side skirts, and wheel arches, and some more gloss black bits on the rear and exhausts.

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Its interior comes with leather M sports seats, aluminum trim, and attractive orange contrast stitching on the center console, seats, and instrument panel. A bunch of other M niceties like stainless steel pedals, an M leather steering wheel, driver’s footrest, and M badging are also thrown into the mix here, while floor mats and door wells get exclusive ‘Edition’ lettering.

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So, BMW says it came up with the X2 M Mesh Edition to “appeal to even more active and outgoing customers in a young and young-at-heart target group.” Do you think the German carmaker succeeded in doing this? Sound off in the comments.

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