Buyer’s guide to the BMW X2

Buyer’s guide to the BMW X2

Here’s what you need to know about BMW’s stylish SUV

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.

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