BMW Hatches The New X2 Crossover In Detroit

BMW already offers five crossovers in the United States but that hasn’t stopped the company from unveiling a sixth model at the North American International Auto Show.

Billed as a sporty and urban crossover, the X2 eschews the coupe-inspired styling of the larger X4 and X6 for a unique appearance that resembles a large hatchback. It remains to be seen how wagon-hating America will respond to his decision but the model is based on the popular X1 and is 2.8 inches lower and 3.2 inches shorter than its counterpart.

The interior styling will be familiar to BMW fans and drivers will SensaTec upholstery, high-gloss black trim, and a freestanding 6.5-inch infotainment system. A variety of options will be available including Dakota leather, a heads-up display, and an 8.8-inch infotainment system with GPS navigation.

A 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine resides under the hood and produces 228 hp (170 kW) and 258 lb-ft (349 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system which enables the X2 to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds before hitting a top speed of up to 143 mph (230 km/h).

The 2018 BMW X2 will go on sale in the United States this spring and pricing starts at $38,400.

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  • Alter Ego

    Hmmmm. I can’t decide if I like it or not. I like the general size and shape but the longer I look at the details the weirder it seems. A Kia Niro sized luxury car sounds perfect for me but it also seems kinda slow. 6.3 sec when the Accord does 5.5? I hope it’s fun to drive.

    • dtd

      I like it a lot. I would wait 1 year to see how reliable and the price is stable enough in order to get one.

    • TheHake

      0-60 times are irrelevant in real day to day use. If you like an Accord better, then buy it, not because of some theoretical 0-60 time.

      • Alter Ego

        Not really. Passing power and confidence come to my mind when I’m looking at those numbers.

        • TheHake

          6.3s is plenty quick in real world terms.

  • SteersUright

    Kinda like this thing! Hope it handles better than the X3 which most reviews seem to state is very competent but but not exciting. This definitely looks sportier, but may be ruined by its FWD layout.

  • Looking forward to the bodykits from tuners, lowered and widened this thing will be sick

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