BMW X2 sDrive20i M Sport In Misano Blue Looks Sportier Than It Should

BMW has made some very sporty-looking crossovers over the past couple of decades since the original X5 kicked things off. But short of an M model, we’d venture that few look quite as sporty as this one.

It’s a new X2 in sDrive20i spec, decked out in Misano Blue Metallic and equipped with the crucial M Sport package.

That model isn’t offered in North America, where the xDrive28i is the only engine spec available. But elsewhere in the world – say, like Abu Dhabi where this one was captured – the 20i model packs the same 2.0-liter turbo four, tuned to deliver 187 horsepower.

The sDrive designation tells you this is a front-drive model, which may have seemed unthinkable for a BMW just a few years ago, but is fast becoming the norm for the automaker’s smallest models.

The only thing really elevating this X2 above a bog-standard model is the M Sport trim, which (like the smaller engine) isn’t even offered in these parts – where the lower base spec and top M Sport X Design models are the only offered.

Yet it doesn’t look low-rent. Not to our eyes, anyway. And if a low-spec X2 can look this aggressive, just imagine what it’d look like in M Performance or full-on M spec, with the equipment to back it up.

Fortunately the automaker appears to have just such a model in the pipeline in the X2 M35i, tipped to pack as much as 300 horsepower. Looks like the Audi RS Q3 and Mercedes-AMG GLA45 could soon have some competition on their hands.

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  • Adilos Nave

    It’s about time. We haven’t seen another ‘article’ about one of Abu Dhabi’s BMW’s in perhaps 30 minutes. But why only show us one in blue? Why not another article showing one in white, or red, or brown, etc.? I’m sure those will be coming soon.

    • gor134

      Watch this comment get deleted in 3,2,1 like every other similar comment

  • U8INIT

    I’ve always loved seeing that X behind BMW’s grill for some reason….(see pic 3)


    Fish looking face and it’s from that dealership. Oh goody.

  • SteersUright

    Outside of the Kia/Hyundai looking and absolutely terrible tail lights, this looks very good! This thing and the handsome little X1 are a semi-return to form for BMW. Keep it coming! Oh, and please finally own up to your abysmal long term engine and electronics reliability and do something about it already! Some of us like to buy our cars and keep them, not just lease and toss cash in the trash.

  • Carmelo Van Cabboi

    Sorry but I still don’t like it

  • Dalibor Milic

    money no object spec … only for those who don’t know anything but BMW exists

  • Chad L

    How many more cars from this dealer

  • Ron

    I saw the X2 at the NAIAS and I was surprised by how much I like it. It looks much better in person.

  • Dredd2

    idont like the front bumper’s bottom part and that little circle light…its dumb.

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