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BMW X2

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Summary


The BMW X2 is a small SUV/crossover that sits alongside the mechanically-identical BMW X1, and below the larger X3/X4 models. It was launched in early 2018, with a plug-in hybrid powertrain joining the range in early 2020.

The X2 is lower and sportier than the more practical X1, aiming at a narrow niche for those who want a sportier vehicle than an X1 but a higher-riding vehicle than the 1 Series hatchback. As such, it has very few direct rivals but a wide range of indirect competitors.

As of August 2021, the BMW X2 currently holds an Expert Rating of 68% based on 23 UK media reviews. That puts it in the midfield of the small SUV sector, but quite some way behind class-leading models like the Volvo XC40 and Range Rover Evoque. It has been praised for being better to drive than the sister X1, but is criticised for its compromised practicality, firm ride and high price tag.

Key specifications


Body style: Small SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid
Price: From £30,915 on-road

Launched: Spring 2018
Last updated: Winter 2019/20
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2017

90%

ADULT OCCUPANT

87%

CHILD OCCUPANT

74%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

77%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating


No eco rating

The BMW X2 has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and inevitably the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic.

If and when the X2 is tested by Green NCAP, we’ll publish the results here.

Similar cars


If you’re looking at the BMW X2, you might also be interested in these alternatives

Audi Q3 Sportback | BMW X1 | Cupra Ateca | Cupra FormentorDS 3 Crossback | Jaguar E-Pace | Lexus UX | Mercedes-Benz GLA | Mini CountrymanRange Rover Evoque | Volkswagen T-Roc | Volvo XC40

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