BMW’s lineup is ripe with models ranging from little sedans to sports cars to SUVs in any flavor or power denomination you could want. Now, that lineup gets a little bigger thanks to the addition of the BMW X2 – another coupe-shaped SUV that sits near the bottom of the lineup. It’s actually shorter than the X1 and lower than the X1 but carries the same wheelbase. A new grille design is showcased as well, with the X2 being the first model to feature a kidney grille with the bottom being longer than the top. If you recall they are usually symmetrical or longer on top. Needless to say, the X2 looks a lot like some of the other X-models out there, but the slight differences help to set it apart. Oh, and everything but the entry model even gets full LED headlights.
Inside you get a choice of various materials depending on trim level, and you can even get contrast stitching if you wish. Outside of this the interior is pretty much on par with the rest of the models in BMW’s lineup but can be equipped with a cool ambient lighting that offers up a number of different colors including Lilac and Bronze. If you opt for the panoramic roof, the front portion will open up like a traditional sunroof – that’s something you don’t usually see with glass up top. Of course, unless you’re someone who digs burning diesel, you won’t be going after the X2 when it hits dealers in mid-November since the xDrive20d is the only model that will be available at launch. Later one, an xDrive18d will be available as well as a sdrive version of the 20 and 18 in gasoline form – I guess only diesel is good enough for all-wheel drive.
At the end of the day, BMW will ask you to sign over £33,980 or about $45,022 at current exchange rates. For what it’s worth, you’ll get a model that’s good for 190 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. It can hit 62 mph in 7.7 seconds. And with that said, I want to know what your opinion is on the X2. Personally, it seems a little redundant to me – it’s basically a 1 Series with jacked up suspension and pricing, and is nothing more than a pawn to help BMW continue flooding the SUV and Crossover market. Let us know what you think in the comments section below and check out our full review for even more information on the new X2.
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