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 £37,075

You Save £7,160

BMW X2 prices from £21,999   Finance from £295 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 £21,999, with monthly finance payments from £295.

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: £30,407

You could save up to: £4788

sdrive 18d m sport 5dr step auto

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

Starting at: £31,847

You could save up to: £4948

sdrive 18i m sport 5dr

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

Starting at: £28,810

You could save up to: £4615

sdrive 18i m sport 5dr step auto

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

Starting at: £30,025

You could save up to: £4750

sdrive 20i m sport 5dr step auto

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

Starting at: £30,989

You could save up to: £5686

xdrive 18d m sport 5dr

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

Starting at: £31,757

You could save up to: £4938

xdrive 18d m sport 5dr step auto

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

Starting at: £33,197

You could save up to: £5098

xdrive 20d m sport 5dr step auto

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

Starting at: £33,320

You could save up to: £5945

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

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

Starting at: £34,490

You could save up to: £6075

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

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

Starting at: £34,454

You could save up to: £6071

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

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

Starting at: £35,624

You could save up to: £6201

xdrive 20i m sport 5dr step auto

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

Starting at: £32,339

You could save up to: £5836

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

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

Starting at: £33,509

You could save up to: £5966

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

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

Starting at: £33,473

You could save up to: £5962

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

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

Starting at: £34,643

You could save up to: £6092

BMW X2 M Sport X

sdrive 18d m sport x 5dr

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

Starting at: £30,407

You could save up to: £4788

sdrive 18d m sport x 5dr step auto

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

Starting at: £31,847

You could save up to: £4948

sdrive 18i m sport x 5dr

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

Starting at: £28,810

You could save up to: £4615

sdrive 18i m sport x 5dr step auto

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

Starting at: £30,025

You could save up to: £4750

sdrive 20i m sport x 5dr step auto

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

Starting at: £30,989

You could save up to: £5686

xdrive 18d m sport x 5dr

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

Starting at: £31,757

You could save up to: £4938

xdrive 18d m sport x 5dr step auto

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

Starting at: £33,197

You could save up to: £5098

xdrive 20d m sport x 5dr step auto

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

Starting at: £33,320

You could save up to: £5945

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

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

Starting at: £34,490

You could save up to: £6075

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

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

Starting at: £34,454

You could save up to: £6071

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

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

Starting at: £35,624

You could save up to: £6201

xdrive 20i m sport x 5dr step auto

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

Starting at: £32,339

You could save up to: £5836

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

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

Starting at: £33,509

You could save up to: £5966

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

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

Starting at: £33,473

You could save up to: £5962

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

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

Starting at: £34,643

You could save up to: £6092

BMW X2 M35i

m35i 5dr step auto

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

Starting at: £37,075

You could save up to: £7160

BMW X2 SE

sdrive 18d se 5dr

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

Starting at: £27,077

You could save up to: £4418

sdrive 18d se 5dr step auto

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

Starting at: £28,517

You could save up to: £4578

sdrive 18i se 5dr

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

Starting at: £25,480

You could save up to: £4245

sdrive 18i se 5dr step auto

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

Starting at: £26,695

You could save up to: £4380

sdrive 20i se 5dr step auto

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

Starting at: £27,619

You could save up to: £5316

xdrive 18d se 5dr

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

Starting at: £28,427

You could save up to: £4568

xdrive 18d se 5dr step auto

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

Starting at: £29,867

You could save up to: £4728

xdrive 20d se 5dr step auto

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

Starting at: £29,990

You could save up to: £5575

xdrive 20i se 5dr step auto

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

Starting at: £29,009

You could save up to: £5466

BMW X2 Sport

sdrive 18d sport 5dr

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

Starting at: £27,887

You could save up to: £4508

sdrive 18d sport 5dr step auto

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

Starting at: £29,327

You could save up to: £4668

sdrive 18i sport 5dr

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

Starting at: £26,290

You could save up to: £4335

sdrive 18i sport 5dr step auto

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

Starting at: £27,505

You could save up to: £4470

sdrive 20i sport 5dr step auto

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

Starting at: £28,429

You could save up to: £5406

xdrive 18d sport 5dr

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

Starting at: £29,237

You could save up to: £4658

xdrive 18d sport 5dr step auto

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

Starting at: £30,677

You could save up to: £4818

xdrive 20d sport 5dr step auto

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

Starting at: £30,800

You could save up to: £5665

xdrive 20i sport 5dr step auto

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

Starting at: £29,819

You could save up to: £5556