Think of the 2020 X2 as a more elegant alternative to the BMW X1 SUV SUBcompact, but that comes with some compromises. Its chassis is playful and its engines are anxious, but its more sporty sheet affects the cargo space and its narrow rear window creates some important blind spots. The M35i model that breathes fire is what differentiates X2 from working day X1, and provided an acceleration of blisters during our tests. All models come standard with touchscreen infotainment, dashboard navigation and a smattering of driver assistance features, but the most advanced technology and real luxury features require an additional investment require an additional investment
The X2 was launched as a 2019 model and, being this only its second year, BMW has not changed much by 2020. The standard infotainment screen of 6.5 inches last year has been abandoned in favor of the 8.8 unit inches previously optional; Navigation is now also standard on the entire X2 line. Otherwise, the X2 continues essentially unchanged.
sDrive28i: $ 37,395
xDrive28i: $ 39,395
M35i: $ 47,445
If you are purchasing the regular sDrive28i (front wheel) or xDrive28i (four wheel drive) model of the X2, you may be making a mistake. The Boxier X1 is cheaper, more practical and still as fun to drive as any of those X2 models. However, the X1 cannot be had with the turbocharged four-cylinder engine of the X2 M35i 302 hp that makes this small SUV a more focused performance machine. So, if you are going to do it, we suggest you go to the end and buy the M35i.
Interior, Comfort and Cargo
Although the interior design of the X2 is not as expressive as its exterior, the cabin is well equipped and well built. The driving position is excellent, and all X2 controls are within reach of the driver. The headroom of the rear seat is narrow, but otherwise, passenger comfort should be acceptable to most people. BMW offers several upholstery color options, both in synthetic and genuine leathers, as well as five different trimmings. Due to its more formative exterior, the X2 is not as practical as the square X1. In our tests, we fit five of our handbags behind the back seat and 15 in total with the rear seats folded, facing seven and 19 for the X1. The X2 is in line with its rivals with more form, however, and almost matched the GLA250 in this test.
Infotainment and connectivity
An infotainment system with 8.8-inch touch screen with navigation is standard and works with the intuitive and attractive BMW iDrive software interface, which can also be controlled by a rotary control mounted on the center console. The upgrade to the Premium package adds a front screen. The capacity of Apple CarPlay is standard, but the capacity of Android Auto is not offered. A seven-speaker audio system will be good enough for occasional listeners, but a Harman / Kardon premium sound system can be added and must attract audiophiles.
Engine, Transmission and Performance
The BMW X2 2020 shares its standard powertrain with the X1 boxier, which consists of a turbocharged 228 hp four-cylinder, an eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. BMW calls this model the sDrive28i; The xDrive28 is the optional all-wheel drive version. The engine is a charm: eager to rev, soft and silky, and a lot of brave. On our test track, the X2 xDrive28i with all-wheel drive broke a decent 6.4-second run from zero to 60 mph; 0.1 seconds behind the X1 xDrive28i and the Volvo XC40 T5. Faster still is the Mercedes-Benz GLA250, which achieved a time of 5.8 seconds. The high performance M35i model engine has been tuned to pump 302 horsepower and flown at 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds on our test track. As with the X1, the X2 has a hard ride, especially with the sports suspension. Driving on rough stretches of road, the occupants will feel almost every imperfection that this subcompact crossover finds. Balance is a high level of agility in a twisted path. It is a pleasure to jump into the fast corners and reward the driver with his predictable nature.
Fuel economy and real-world MPG
The BMW X2 2020 does not have the highest fuel economy ratings in its segment, but it is still quite efficient; Front-wheel drive models earn up to 32 mpg on the road, while all-wheel drive X2s are rated for up to 31 mpg. In our tests, however, the X2 proved to be one of the most efficient crossovers, with a result of 36 mpg on our 200-mile fuel-saving route.
Safety features and driver assistance
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not tested an X2, but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named it and named it a Top Safety Pick last year. A basic set of driver assistance features is standard, including automated emergency braking, but more advanced features cost more. Key security features include:
> Standard automated emergency brake with pedestrian detection
> Standard lane departure warning
> Adaptive cruise control available
Warranty and maintenance coverage
When it comes to warranty coverage, X2 policies are strictly class average. BMW offers three full years of free scheduled maintenance, a good property advantage that Mercedes does not offer. Drivers who will pile up on miles may be better served by the Lexus NX, the Lincoln MKC, or the Cadillac XT4, all of which offer two additional years and additional miles of powertrain protection.
> The limited warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
> The powertrain warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
> Free maintenance is covered for 3 years or 36,000 miles