At Detroit Show, BMW revealed the sleek production version of the road-ready X2 giving us a closer look at the another classy SUV variant of the X1 – more fashion-focused, more edgier and more sportier. And pricier, surely – in the X lineup, the all-new subcompact X2 takes place between the $34,895 X1 and $43,445 X3 hitting dealers the early spring and starting at $39,395.
The X2 gets a more sculpted body design with short overhangs and massive wheel arches surrounded by huge plastic side skirts underpinning the UKL platform. Even looking like a hatchback, the subcompact SUV rides, though, at the same wheelbase that the X1, but is 70mm lower and 205mm shorter. Power comes from a familiar 2.0-liter turbo inline-four engine mated to a standard xDrive all-wheel-drive system and an 8-speed automatic transmission; all this is good for kicking out 258 lb-ft of torque and fair 228 horsepower. The X2 can propel itself from 0-60mph in 6.3 seconds.
Two tiers (not to be confused with trims) – Convenience and Premium – will be offered for the model, along with the Driving Assistance and Dynamic Handling packages, as well as the sport-focused M Sport X Design pack boosted by a M lowered suspension, beefier 19-inch wheels, a unique aluminum-packing interior trim and a sporty M rear spoiler. Other standard goodies include SensaTec adjustable seats, a 6.5-inch center display, and a 7-speaker audio system.