It’s only three months since the BMW X2 made its global debut, but BMW Malaysia has already announced that Munich’s smallest SUV is available for booking now, ahead of its launch in the first quarter of the year. Preliminary specifications and equipment have also been released, with the sole variant being the sDrive20i M Sport in fully-imported (CBU) form.

Pricing will be adventurous to say the least, with the car estimated to retail at RM320,000. By comparison, its main rival, the Mercedes-Benz GLA, is priced at RM239,888 for the GLA 200 and RM269,888 for the GLA 250 4Matic, both on-the-road without insurance.

The M Sport pack means that the X2 will come with more aggressive front and rear bumpers and side skirts, highlighted in Dark Shadow grey. There’s also a tailgate spoiler as well as M Sport suspension lowered by 10 mm, plus sports seats and Aluminium Hexagon Anthracite interior trim.

Standard kit includes full LED headlights, LED fog lights, 19-inch M double-spoke alloy wheels, Comfort Access keyless entry, auto air-con, Parking Assistant, a head-up display, a Professional navigation system with an 8.8-inch screen, a powered tailgate and a reverse camera.

Under the bonnet sits BMW’s ubiquitous B48 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol engine, making 192 hp and 280 Nm of torque. All that is sent to the front wheels via a seven-speed wet dual-clutch transmission. Available colours include Galvanic Gold, Misano Blue and Sunset Orange paired to black Dakota leather upholstery, as well as Black Sapphire with Magma Red Dakota leather.

GALLERY: BMW X2 sDrive20i M Sport