BMW X2 (2018-present): dimensions and boot space

Length, width, weight, height and boot size – all the key measurements you need to know for the BMW X2

Matt Rigby
Mar 29, 2022

By combining a car-like feel and coupe-like styling with a tall SUV format, the BMW X2 is effectively doing the same thing to the more family-friendly BMW X1 (with which it is closely related) that the X4 does to the X3 and the X6 does to the X5.

Yet despite the sleeker roofline, boot space and rear-seat room isn’t dramatically diminished - although headroom and legroom is a little tighter in the rear than in the X1 and the boot is slightly smaller, too.

Talking of the X1, the X2 uses the same engines and gearboxes as in the X1, with the exception of the high-performance 306hp M35i. Aside from that model, you get a choice of petrol engines with either 136hp from the 18i or 192hp from the 20i, plus a pair of diesel models, the 150hp 18d and the 190hp 20d.

The most fuel-efficient diesel model can achieve fuel economy in excess of 56mpg, but the plug-in hybrid xDrive25e is theoretically capable of 156mpg, with an electric range of up to 32 miles, though you'll need to charge the car regularly and mainly cover short journeys to get anywhere near this high official economy figure.

Some models are two-wheel-drive (badged as sDrive) and others four-wheel-drive (badged xDrive) and the gearboxes available are a six-speed manual and a seven-speed automatic or eight-speed automatic, depending upon the engine fitted.

Inside, front-seat passengers are well catered for, with plenty of room and seats with a broad range of adjustments. The smartly styled and solid-feeling dashboard is impressive, too, and the large central media system screen is intuitive and clear, plus the rotary 'iDrive' controller that you can use to access most of the car’s functions is easy to use on the move.

The driving position itself is very car-like, putting you quite low down. This is great if you like a sporty-feeling driving experience, but not so great if you like the high-riding lofty feel you get with a more traditional SUV.

The level of standard equipment is generous, too, with built-in sat-nav, rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control and an electrically operated rear hatchback standard even on the most basic models.

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BMW X2 dimensions

The X2 comes in at 4,360mm long, 1,824mm wide (although it is almost 2.1 metres wide when you add in the door mirrors) and 1,526 mm tall. This makes it a little shorter in overall length than the X1, and significantly lower - by around 10cm. This has an inevitable effect on rear headroom compared with the X1, of course, meaning that the X1 is better suited to carrying tall passengers in the rear seats.

In terms of its footprint on the road, the X2 is almost identical to a typical family hatchback, such as BMW’s own 1 Series, the Ford Focus and the Volkswagen Golf. It is a little taller than these cars, though - despite being one of the most car-like of SUVs, it still has that extra roof height to distinguish it as an SUV rather than a regular hatchback.

DimensionsLengthWidthHeight
BMW X24,360mm1,824mm1,526mm

BMW X2 boot space

BMW X2 boot view

There’s a little less boot space in the BMW X2’s boot than there is in the X1 - 470 litres versus 505 litres - but it’s still a spacious boot. In fact, it’s around the same amount of space as you get in the larger and more expensive 4 Series Gran Coupe, and if you fold the rear seats down you will have 1,355 litres of carrying capacity.

That space is about par for the course for this sort of car - it’s a little more than the 445 litres of space in the boot of the VW T-Roc, but less than the 530 litres of space available in the boot of the Audi Q3 Sportback. It is significantly more, however, than the 380 litres or so of boot space you’ll generally get in the boot of a family hatchback such as a VW Golf.

It is worth mentioning, however, that the battery pack and electric motor in the plug-in hybrid models mean there’s around 60 litres less boot space in these compared with the regular petrol and diesel models, so they're not as practical.

Boot spaceSeats upSeats down
BMW X2470 litres1,355 litres
BMW X2 xDrive25e410 litres1,290 litres

 

BMW X2 towing capacity

The BMW X2 is rated to tow between 1,700kg and 2,000kg depending on the model - with the X2 xDrive20d being the top-rated X2 - which is good but not brilliant for an SUV. If you’re looking for a regular tow car for a chunky trailer, you may be better off with a larger BMW SUV such as the X3 or X5, as these heavier vehicles are better suited to towing big loads.

It’s worth noting, too, that while the X1 plug-in hybrid can tow a small trailer - of up to 750kg - the X2 plug-in hybrid model isn’t rated to tow at all. Many electric cars and plug-in hybrids aren't set up for towing, as the extra weight of a trailer can significantly reduce their range, but in this case, if you only want to tow a small weight, the X1 plug-in hybrid may work for you.

BMW X2 weight

BMW X2 rear view

The kerb weight of a car is the best way to measure how heavy it is in real-world conditions, as this will include a tank of fuel, all the other relevant fluids and an extra 75kg to represent the weight of a driver, plus a small range of luggage.

In the case of the BMW X2, its weight goes from 1,485kg for the lightest model (the two-wheel-drive sDrive18i Sport) up to a rather more hefty 1,805kg for the plug-in hybrid xDrive25e M Sport. The high-performance M35i slots somewhere in the middle, weighing 1,690kg.

These figures are quite high for such a small car, with the four-wheel-drive systems of the heavier models adding to their weight and the plug-in hybrid's battery pack and electric motor adding further weight on top of that.

WeightKerbweight
BMW X21,485kg - 1,690kg
BMW X2 xDrive25e1,805kg

 

 

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