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The 2023 BMW X2 Edition GoldPlay is weird

This special edition crossover has lots of gold trim.

BMW loves only gold.
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Someone at BMW has been listening to a lot of Shirley Bassey, as the company is launching a new special edition of the X2 crossover called the Edition GoldPlay. While it will only be available on the 28i versions of the X2 in the US, other markets will get the GoldPlay across the lineup, including the plug-in-hybrid and M35i models you see in these photos.

The main event is the Galvanic Gold graphics along the body side, and the grille outline, mirror caps and wheel inserts are finished in matching gold -- though it seems like the US-spec version won't have the graphics or grille and mirror accents. The GoldPlay is available in an exclusive San Remo Green paint, but Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Skyscraper Grey and Storm Bay colors are also offered. The GoldPlay comes with the X2's M Sport package as standard, adding additional gloss black finishes to bits like the B-pillar trim and exhaust tips.

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The interior looks pretty nice, actually.

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The GoldPlay's interior comes only in black, though it features Giallo Oro stitching and piping on the dashboard, center console, floor mats and leather M Sport bucket seats. The dashboard has a Golden Mica graphic laser-engraved into the matte trim piece that echoes the exterior stickers, and the side sills say "Edition" in Galvanic Gold with a matching border.

BMW doesn't say exactly what the GoldPlay was actually inspired by, only describing it as having "a heightened sense of extrovert appeal." While we don't yet know how much the GoldPlay will cost, production will start in March.