BMW X2 (2018-present)

A small SUV with a muscular design, the BMW X2 is sporty and relatively practical

Strengths & Weaknesses

Strengths 

Sporty to drive
Big boot
Curvy design

Weaknesses 

Expensive
Limited rear legroom
Low driving position for an SUV
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BMW X2 Hatchback m35i 5dr step auto

Total RRP £44,235

Your quote £38,455

You Save £5,780

BMW X2 prices from £20,886   Finance from £261 per month

BMW’s X2 is what we could all look like if we spent a bit more time in the gym. It’s based on the same design as the tall and boxier BMW X1 sport utility vehicle (SUV), but has been made leaner and less bulky.

The muscular look is created by the car’s sculpted, bulging panels, lower stance and swept-back look, while the curvier design makes it look lighter.

And with a little less podge, the X2 is sportier to drive than the X1 too. In reality that's down to a difference in engineering because the car weighs the same as the X1.

Its steering responds sharply when you turn the wheel, so the car feels agile. As you continue turning and gaining speed in corners, the steering wheel becomes heavier with increased resistance, making it easier to judge when it's running out of grip.

None of the cars feel underpowered, thanks to petrol and diesel engines that pack some punch when it comes to acceleration. Next year will see an extremely rapid M35i version that an accelerate from 0-62mph in under five seconds, whihc is faster than the standard Porsche 718 Boxster.

Surprisingly, given its design focus, the the pumped-up X2 isn't a great deal less practical than the X1. Despite its sportier feel, it remains comfortable at higher speeds as it rolls smoothly over bumpy roads. There's a bit more jolting on slower urban roads, but it's not too intrusive.

Boot space is reasonable too: the 470 litre area is only 35 litres less than the X1, and passenger legroom is similar too, which is to say that it's perfectly adequate for a young family, but tall teenagers and adults will feel restricted in the back. The car's curved roof cuts headroom too, which further dents the car's appeal for tall passengers.

But the X2 is likely to sell on its design, which won't find unanimous appeal. The rear, in particular, looks bulky and the BMW badges between the rear windows and back screen could be seen as brash.

There are plenty of other options too, including the similarly swoopy Mercedes GLA, Range Rover Evoque and new Audi Q3. Prices for these cars start at around £31,000 when new - before discounts. Used prices for the BMW X2 aren't a great deal cheaper, as the model is so recent. Current BuyaCar prices start at £20,886, with monthly finance payments from £261.

It's a high price to pay, especially when you consider that you could spend less on a more spacious, high-specification SUV such as the Peugeot 3008 or Mazda CX-5. The Volvo XC40 is a similar size to the X2 and arguably more stylish.

Last Updated 

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 21:15

Key facts 

Warranty: 
Boot size: 
470 litres
Width: 
1821mm
Length: 
4439mm
Height: 
1598mm
Tax: 
£165-£205 in first year, £140 thereafter

BMW X2 Prices

BMW X2 M Sport

sdrive 18d m sport 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 61.4mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £31,247

You could save up to: £3908

sdrive 18d m sport 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 61.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £32,687

You could save up to: £4068

sdrive 18i m sport 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £29,690

You could save up to: £3735

sdrive 18i m sport 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £30,905

You could save up to: £3870

sdrive 20i m sport 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 47.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £31,619

You could save up to: £5056

xdrive 18d m sport 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 56.5mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £32,597

You could save up to: £4058

xdrive 18d m sport 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 58.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £34,037

You could save up to: £4218

xdrive 20d m sport 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 58.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £33,910

You could save up to: £5315

xdrive 20d m sport 5dr step auto [plus pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 60.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £35,080

You could save up to: £5445

xdrive 20d m sport 5dr step auto [tech pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 60.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £35,044

You could save up to: £5441

xdrive 20d m sport 5dr step auto [tech/plus pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 60.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £36,214

You could save up to: £5571

xdrive 20i m sport 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 44.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £32,969

You could save up to: £5206

xdrive 20i m sport 5dr step auto [plus pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 44.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £34,139

You could save up to: £5336

xdrive 20i m sport 5dr step auto [tech pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 44.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £34,103

You could save up to: £5332

xdrive 20i m sport 5dr step auto [tech/plus pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 44.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £35,273

You could save up to: £5462

BMW X2 M Sport X

sdrive 18d m sport x 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 61.4mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £31,247

You could save up to: £3908

sdrive 18d m sport x 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 61.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £32,687

You could save up to: £4068

sdrive 18i m sport x 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £29,690

You could save up to: £3735

sdrive 18i m sport x 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £30,905

You could save up to: £3870

sdrive 20i m sport x 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 47.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £31,619

You could save up to: £5056

xdrive 18d m sport x 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 56.5mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £32,597

You could save up to: £4058

xdrive 18d m sport x 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 58.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £34,037

You could save up to: £4218

xdrive 20d m sport x 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 58.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £33,910

You could save up to: £5315

xdrive 20d m sport x 5dr step auto [plus pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 60.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £35,080

You could save up to: £5445

xdrive 20d m sport x 5dr step auto [tech pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 60.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £35,044

You could save up to: £5441

xdrive 20d m sport x 5dr step auto [tech/plus pk]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 60.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £36,214

You could save up to: £5571

xdrive 20i m sport x 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 45.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £32,969

You could save up to: £5206

xdrive 20i m sport x 5dr step auto [plus pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 45.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £34,139

You could save up to: £5336

xdrive 20i m sport x 5dr step auto [tech pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 45.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £34,103

You could save up to: £5332

xdrive 20i m sport x 5dr step auto [tech/plus pk]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 45.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £35,273

You could save up to: £5462

BMW X2 M35i

m35i 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 40.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £38,455

You could save up to: £5780

BMW X2 SE

sdrive 18d se 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 62.8mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £27,917

You could save up to: £3538

sdrive 18d se 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 62.8mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £29,357

You could save up to: £3698

sdrive 18i se 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 50.4mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £26,360

You could save up to: £3365

sdrive 18i se 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 50.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £27,575

You could save up to: £3500

sdrive 20i se 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 51.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £28,249

You could save up to: £4686

xdrive 18d se 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 57.6mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £29,267

You could save up to: £3688

xdrive 18d se 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 60.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £30,707

You could save up to: £3848

xdrive 20d se 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 60.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £30,580

You could save up to: £4945

xdrive 20i se 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 45.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £29,639

You could save up to: £4836

BMW X2 Sport

sdrive 18d sport 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 61.4mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £28,727

You could save up to: £3628

sdrive 18d sport 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 61.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £30,167

You could save up to: £3788

sdrive 18i sport 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £27,170

You could save up to: £3455

sdrive 18i sport 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £28,385

You could save up to: £3590

sdrive 20i sport 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 51.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £29,059

You could save up to: £4776

xdrive 18d sport 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 56.5mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £30,077

You could save up to: £3778

xdrive 18d sport 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 58.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £31,517

You could save up to: £3938

xdrive 20d sport 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 58.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £31,390

You could save up to: £5035

xdrive 20i sport 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 45.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £30,449

You could save up to: £4926