BMW’s X3 and X5 both have their coupé counterparts (X4 and X6) but the X1 has forever remained alone. That is until now, with the introduction of the brand-new X2.
This X2 dresses itself in a new design language for the German automaker, making it distinctly different from the remainder of the X range. It is still, without doubt, a coupé SUV, as demonstrated by its overall dimensions. The X2 is 2 cm shorter in length than its X1 sibling and over 7 cm shorter.
Standard kit includes the likes of a 6.5-inch touchscreen, 17-inch alloy wheels and rear parking sensors for SE models. Sport, M Sport and M Sport X all get full-LED headlights and up to 20-inch alloy wheels, with the top two making use of 10 mm lower suspension. All models get a choice of Comfort, Eco Pro or Sport, while an optional adaptive damper system allows for Comfort and Sport too.
The 470-litre boot puts it on par with the Mercedes GLA, while the range of engines available reflect those found in the X1. From launch, the X2 will only be sold in the xDrive20d variant, however at a later date BMW have told us to expect an sDrive18d, an xDrive18d and an xDrive20i. We may even be able to expect an xDrive25d from what we can see from the X1.
Pricing for the 190 hp X2 xDrive20d will start at £33,980, placing it about £1,500 above the entry-level X1 xDrive20d, and order books will open as of mid-November.