The BMW X series of SUVs had a strange gap for a while. We saw every model between X1 and X6 except the X2. It’s a little bit like X-Men movies – easy to lose track of which one takes place when. It was mildly infuriating, but we are finally been able to say we’re a BMW X2 dealership!
As for BMW X2 specs, we’ll start with the price, which falls squarely between the X1 and X3. That makes it a good option between the two, although we particularly like the X2’s attitude. It comes across like a tall and roomy performance car rather than a straight-up SUV or crossover. It seems unique.
Look: The X2’s low-slung roofline is sleek, but through clever design it’s still very spacious. The BMW engineers are pulling a few visual tricks to give us an SUV that doesn’t just perform with sportier specs, but looks the part, too. (We like it in red.)
Handling: This model offers a little more room to stretch out than the X1. The wheelbase is longer. At the same time, the length is a bit shorter. This combination also gives it some of the best handling out of the X Series, especially when compared to either the X1 or X3. With the wheels so close to each corner, there’s very little top-heaviness impeding responsiveness and handling.
The X3 has a slightly larger wheelbase, but it’s also heavier and taller. The X2 is a smart approach to handling the driver a great deal of control, and it’s clearly superior in handling to the X3.
Acceleration: The X2 is 0.3 seconds faster than the X3 when going 0-60 mph. They both boast the same eight-speed automatic that’s given BMW SUVs their seamless shifts at speed.
Cabin Space: The X3 does offer a few inches extra height, being a more prototypical SUV. The X2 has nice room to stretch out, while the X3 has nice room to stretch up. It’s a matter of taste.
Cargo Space: While the X2 maintains nice cabin room, it sacrifices some storage space for its superior performance. It’s the difference between taking a week-long road trip with the X2 vs. a week-and-a-half with the X3.
Overall, a BMW X2 dealership should give you a look at both options. We’re loving the X2; it’s fun to drive and keeps you engaged with the road on both short and long trips.