BMW’s range of SUVs is one of the most extensive of any manufacturer, with a whole range of models available from affordable family-focused versions through to luxurious seven seaters.
Slotting neatly in the range is the X2 – a more stylish model than the X1 on which it’s based. Boasting strong engines, an accommodating interior and a fun driving experience, it’s well worth considering if you’re in the market for a premium SUV.
Does that sound good? Here’s what you need to know about it before buying…
What powertrains are available?
BMW offers a range of engine options on its X2, including petrol, diesel and even a plug-in hybrid.
Let’s begin with petrol models, with an sDrive18i model, which is front-wheel-drive and uses a 134bhp 1.5-litre petrol, with both manual and automatic gearbox options available. If you want a petrol manual, this is the only X2 you can choose. Following this is the Drive20i model, which is available with both front- and all-wheel-drive, and features a 176bhp 2.0-litre petrol. At the top of the range is the M35i – the only ‘M’ model on offer. Featuring the same 302bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine as the M135i, it allows the X2 to reach 0-60mph in just 4.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 155mph.
There is a choice of two diesel models available – the Drive18d and Drive20d. The former gets the option of manual or automatic or front- or all-wheel-drive, with a 148bhp 2.0-litre diesel being used. It’s also the most efficient non-hybrid model available – returning up to 55.4mog, with CO2 emissions of just 133g/km. The 20d model then brings a 187bhp 2.0-litre diesel, which comes with all-wheel-drive and an automatic transmission.
You can also choose the xDrive25e plug-in hybrid, which combines a 1.5-litre petrol engine with an electric motor for a combined 217bhp. Charged up and it could travel for around 30 miles on electricity, allowing for some especially low running costs – BMW claims it could return up to 166.2mpg, with CO2 emissions of just 39g/km.
What trim levels are offered?
BMW offers a broad range of trims on its X2, with equipment highlights and pricing as follows.
SE – from £30,910
Standard equipment on the X is generous and includes 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, LED headlights and front and rear parking sensors. It also comes with an electric boot, cruise control, automatic lights and wipers and an 8.8-inch touchscreen system.
Sport – from £31,810
Upgrading to the Sport brings 18-inch alloy wheels, body-coloured roof rails, sports seats and ambient LED interior lighting.
M Sport – from £34,880
If you want sportier looks, you should choose the M Sport, which brings larger 19-inch alloy wheels, a more aggressive-looking bodykit and electric folding mirrors. It also gets sports suspension, heated sports seats, a sports steering wheel and leather upholstery.
M Sport X – from £34,880
The M Sport X adds chunkier styling thanks to its aluminium body detailing on the lower areas, satin aluminium body detailing and roof rails.
M35i – from £46,775
At the top of the range, the M35i brings large 20-inch alloy wheels, an even sportier bodykit and a Cerium Grey detailing to give it a more menacing look. It also gets a semi-digital instrument cluster, a sportier suspension setup, sports brakes and a revised steering setup.
What about personalisation?
There are certainly plenty of possibilities to personalise your X2. Beginning with colours, BMW offers a range of bolder shades such as Misano Blue, Sunset Orange and Galvanic Gold for those that want their car to stand out a bit more usual. More regular grey, white and black shades are available, though.
Inside, customers can choose from a range of leather colour options, as well as a variety of interior trims to make their car stand out in the cabin. A range of more conventional optional extras are available, too, including a panoramic sunroof, harmon/kardon sound system and keyless entry.Enquire on a new BMW X2