The X2 is one of the smaller, funkier models that BMW sells, so it’s perhaps no surprise it’s getting the colourful special edition treatment.

    The 2022 BMW X2 Edition GoldPlay peppers the small coupe SUV’s exterior and interior with golden accents.

    The special edition X2 will arrive in the second quarter of 2022, with BMW Australia confirming pricing and specification closer to launch.

    Locally, the X2 Edition GoldPlay will be available in both sDrive 20i M Sport X and high-performance M35i trim levels.

    Setting the X2 Edition GoldPlay apart on the outside is its Galvanic Gold kidney grille surround and exterior mirror caps, its Galvanic Gold linear side decals, as well as its Galvanic Gold-accented 20-inch alloy wheels.

    If all of this gold sounds a bit too much, BMW gives you the option to remove all the golden exterior elements.

    The X2 Edition GoldPlay’s exterior can be finished in Black Sapphire, Alpine White or BMW Individual Frozen Black metallic.

    When the Frozen Black metallic is optioned, all of the golden exterior elements are replaced by black and body-colour pieces.

    The X2 Edition GoldPlay can also be optioned with San Remo Green metallic or Skyscraper Grey, which is the first time these colours have been made available on any X2 model.

    Inside there are M-specific aspects that include M sport seats trimmed in Dakota leather with Giallo Oro contrast stitching and piping, an M leather steering wheel, M stainless steel pedals, anthracite-coloured headliner, and a car key with an M identifier.

    Other inclusions are door sill strips with Galvanic Gold ‘Edition’ lettering, Dark Graphite matte trim strips with Golden Mica metallic engraving, anthracite-coloured floor mats with Giallo Oro edge binding, as well as gold-coloured contrast stitching on the instrument panel, centre console, and outer and centre armrests of the front seats.

    Standard on the X2 is a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment display, head-up display, two-zone automatic climate control, automatic tailgate, LED headlights, exterior mirror lighting and door entry light, as well as an X2 puddle lamp from the driver’s side exterior mirror.

    Powering the X2 sDrive20i is a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 141kW of power and 280Nm. This is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that powers the front wheels only.

    The X2 M35i is powered by a higher-output 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 225kW and 450Nm. This is mated to an eight-speed torque-converter automatic and all-wheel drive.

    This X2 Edition GoldPlay model follows the limited edition X2 M Mesh Edition that was revealed in October 2020.

    Instead of the Galvanic Gold featured on the Edition GoldPlay, the M Mesh Edition had either orange or black exterior stripes with Mocha Dakota leather upholstery.

    In 2021, BMW sold a total of 575 X2 models, which is one of the lowest sales figures in its small luxury SUV segment.

    The X2 was outsold by the Audi Q3 (5707 sales), the Volvo XC40 (3687 sales), its BMW X1 sibling (2986 sales), the Mercedes-Benz GLA (2624 sales), the Lexus UX (1744 sales), and its Mini Countryman sibling (1148 sales).

    The only model it outsold was the all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQA (367 sales) but this model only launched in July 2021.

    MORE: Everything BMW X2

    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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