New BMW X2 Is A Funkier And Sportier Take On The X1

BMW has officially unveiled the new X2 crossover.

Dubbed “the cool X,” the model is based on the X1 but is shorter and lower than its corporate counterpart. The X2 also features unique styling which makes it resemble a large hatchback instead of a traditional crossover.

Starting with the exterior, the crossover has a unique kidney grille which turns the “familiar trapezoidal shape on its head” as its wider on the bottom than it is on the top. The grille is flanked by large air intakes and slender headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights.

Moving further back, we can see a rakish windscreen, a compact greenhouse, and a gently sloping roof which meets a tailgate-mounted spoiler. Designers also installed prominent shoulder lines, LED taillights, and BMW logos on the C-pillars.

The X2 can be equipped with a variety of different wheels in sizes ranging from 17- to 20-inches. As usual, the crossover’s appearance depends on which version is selected as base models have black cladding and a traditional rear bumper while X2 M Sport X variants have Frozen Grey cladding and a sportier rear bumper.

Entry-level models come equipped with cloth upholstery, oxide silver dark trim, and contrast stitching. Drivers will also find gloss black accents and an infotainment system with a 6.5-inch display.

A variety of different options will be available including Dakota leather upholstery, wood and aluminum trim, as well as a panoramic glass roof. Customers can also order an LED interior lighting package, a color head-up display, and an upgraded infotainment system with an 8.8-inch display.

In Europe, the X2 will be launched with three different versions. The entry-level X2 sDrive20i has a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine that develops 192 PS (141 kW) and 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which enables the crossover to accelerate from 0–100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 7.7 seconds before hitting a top speed of 227 km/h (141 mph).

Diesel fans can choose between the X2 xDrive20d and X2 xDrive25d. Both models are equipped with a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo diesel engine that has outputs of 190 PS (140 kW) and 231 PS (170 kW), respectively. Both are paired to an 8-speed Steptronic transmission and the more powerful variant can run from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 6.7 seconds.

When the X2 arrives in the United States, it will be powered by a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder that develops 228 hp (170 kW) and 258 lb-ft (349 Nm) of torque. This will enable the X2 xDrive28i to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds before hitting a top speed of up to 143 mph (230 km/h).


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  • Mill0048
    • Obsequious Lickspittle


    • Christian

      😛 That is quite funny 😛

      • Mill0048

        Thanks dude, I had some inspiration. 🙂

    • Bo Hanan

      They should show the illustration and the actual car together in the same article. It widens the disappointment for this overpriced pig.

  • the vig

    It’s a 1series that ate all the cake and put on too much makeup. It’s the Essex girl of the BMW range

  • Tinky-Winky

    X1 looks better.

    • SteersUright

      The X1 is one of the best looking BMW’s in years. Not my class of car personally as a single individual (I have no need for an SUV) but the proportions are spot on and its easily the best looking in its class, if not BMW’s entire lineup.

  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    It’s quite Horrid actually.( the sketches are good though)

  • WG

    This is the BMW I dislike the most in terms of the design. It looks cheaper than a Hyundai.

  • Bash

    This is ugly. Big time.

  • Dennis Scipio

    What’s with the BMW emblem on the C-Pillar?, Kind of unnecessary.

    • Six_Tymes

      it must be a mistake. maybe the person on the assembly line wasn’t paying attention. or, if a robot applied it, the robots sensors got confused by the design mess, it thought that surface area was the rear tailgate.

    • Matt

      People will buy this for the badge, so why not give them more of what they want? Badges!

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Harks back to the 3.0 CSL and M1 to a certain degree.
      Bimmerphiles get it, and I think BMW is trying to reach out to those folks.

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  • Leconte Dave

    Ugly car . Why the ugly badge on the side

    • exeptor

      I guess someone got drunk and vomited over the original design sketches. Here is the result.

  • OdysseyTag

    Kinda growing on me – rear end not so much but side profile definitely, especially the M-Sport in yellow. Will have to judge in person.

  • Evo45

    Front bumper (and side skirts on M Sport X) screams “no” in every language. Also the rear emblems could be placed a little upwards.

  • dtd

    When will it come to the U.S ? Summer of 2018?

  • Victor Ferreira

    Kill me, I actually like it.

    • exeptor


    • Andrewthecarguy

      I am with you.
      But don’t kill me.
      I want to drive this thing!

  • Matthew Raworth

    I actually like this. Looks so much better than any other X model.

  • Cool guy
  • salamOOn

    omg those fugly bumpers 😀

  • vaybach khan

    Finally some good and bold styling from BMW, too bad its a small crossover..
    -line over hood..(c’mon)
    -they could make rear lights more 3d, like one on Porsche..


    Ok, I’ll eat my words. Carscoops gives a damn, but it’s still ugly. Well, at least the front is anyhow.

  • I like what BMW is doing, different versions of the same thing for maximum profit.

  • SteersUright

    Love the blue color!!! Outside of the side window design that looks more Mazda/Hyundai than BMW, this will be a huge hit for them. I dont love it, but I dont hate it, and if proves to drive and handle well, it’ll sell very well I’d imagine. Gotta add, that metallic Yellow is awesome too, very concept car-ish. Loving all the color expressions coming out of Germany lately, from that gorgeous green in the recent RS5 review to these colors, awesome!

  • Ganfu

    Lower it and it looks like a regular hatchback – pretty good competitor for the GTI at only twice the price!

  • Jesse A. C. Majors

    If I want a Kia Sportage, I’ll just get a Kia Sportage

  • klowik

    This is better than the Merc GLA. But all these small and mid-size SUV just keep displacing the traditional small to medium sedans space.


  • TheBelltower

    I wasn’t prepared to like this, but I do. Not sure I see the business case behind slightly modified, less practical, more expensive versions of existing cars that need totally different tooling but are fundamentally the same. But BMW’s business case isn’t my concern I suppose.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Agreed. Thought it is a pointless car, but then I came to realize that if BMW is to grow, it needs more models. Makes no sense to us, but they can’t just launch a new sedan if it is not a 3 or 5 or whatever. The X range was wide open though, so makes sense from a proliferation standpoint that they’d make an X for every number under 10.

  • TheHake

    I really like it!

  • Mynameis Taylor

    I don’t understand why people fall for the propaganda. It’s not an SUV. It’s a hot hatch, and thats ok. lol. It’s a hatchback. It’s a hatchback. It’s 1 series hatchback. IT’S A HATCHBACK. There is nothing SUV about it. a RANGER ROVER is an SUV. JEEPS are SUVs. the X5 is an SUV. . THIS IS A HATCHBACK. IT’S. CAR. A HATCHBACK.

  • exeptor

    Sometime I can’t understand car companies – in order to show that the Basic version is cheaper they put the fog light in black plastic. I’m not a 100% sure but doesn’t this actually adds to the production cost of the front bumper?

    • Andrewthecarguy

      It would if they were all the same bumper. But in this case they are all different.
      Besides, with computer controlled painting, even the same bumper would be cheaper because of less paint paint.

  • MagicTH

    I like it. Make me an M version (with M horsepower, like 300+) and I’m a customer.

  • gordono

    I guess it is possible to be uglier. But it would be difficult.

  • ctk4949

    Geez, will they ever update their interior?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DJ

    It looks like the GLA / Q30. They should have all gone in with Lexus and split the tab 4 ways