2018/2019 BMW X2 review

12 October 2018

The BMW X2 is a completely new model for BMW, it’s meant to be the larger version of the X1 but sportier than the X3.

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2018/2019 BMW X2 review

The BMW X2 is a completely new model for BMW, it’s meant to be the larger version of the X1 but sportier than the X3. From this, BMW has managed to create a small SUV with the characteristics of a coupe, all accomplished through styling,a variety of engine options, and M SPORT and M SPORT X packages (the M SPORT X package is a completely new option for BMW).

Engines specs and prices for the BMW X2

BMW has announced two engines for the X2: The sDrive20i, which is petrol, and the sDrive20d, the diesel version. Both petrol and diesel models are powerful, and both are available in the M SPORT package.

BMW has tried to make the X2 stand out with a focus on performance and sporty looks. The sDrive 20i starts @R644 900 and has a 4-cylinder twin turbo that cranks out 192hp with 144kW that gets to 100km in just 7.7 seconds and has a top speed of 227km and keeps a fairly good fuel consumption of just 5.5L/100km.

However, the diesel tops the range with the sDrive 20d that starts @R694 900, but comes with better fuel consumption rate of only 4.8L/100km and also has a twin turbo 4 cylinder that makes 190hp/ 140kW but has more torque and boots it to 400Nm. All of this manages to get the X2 sDrive 20d to 100km in under 7 seconds.

The M SPORT and M SPORT X packages make the X2 look sportier with larger 19-inch wheels, bigger exhaust tips, wider wheel arches and larger more aggressive air vents and scoops. This is all an optional extra that values at R29 700 for the top of the line package being the M SPORT X.

All version of the X2 will come in automatics but the M SPORT versions will come with a 7-speed steptronic that is quick to respond and helps bring the fuel consumption average down over the normal automatic. There is even an M SPORT suspension set-up available and this allows the driver to change the suspension set-up between sport and comfort.

Exterior and interior features

With the BMW X2’s low sloping line, wide wheel archers, side skirts, M rear spoiler and sporty 19-inch wheels (which come standard on the M SPORT and M SPORT X packages)the X2 has an undoubtedly sport look. There is also the option of a large panorama glass sunroof.Below thedistintive BMW grill, sporty bumpers have been added to the M SPORT package models and the M SPORT X package.

The BMW X2 is packed with technology and BMW claims they only use high quality materials for the interior. Infotainment display comes standard and has manny capabilities such as:

  • • Apple Car Play
  • • BMW Connected+,which allows you to connect to your car via your smartphone
  • • Send routes to car
  • • Wireless charging for smartphones
  • • Garage door opener
  • • Panoramic moonroof

There’s not doubt that any new BMW is a safe car, with the X2 having rollover sensors, brake assist, integrated traction control, anti-lock disc brakes and eight air bags.The X2 includes theDrive Assist package, which gives drivers access tofeatures such as automatic high beam headlights, speed limit info, pedestrian detection, forward collision mitigation and lane departure warning.

Overall verdict on the 2018/2019 BMW X2

BMW has been trying to perfect driving pleasure and safety for many years,and I think the new BMW X2 is a fantastic effort with great fuel consumption, efficient power, luxury technologies and jaw dropping sporty looks. If you need a family car with good practicality but still want something exciting to drive, then the BMW X2 is capable of exceeding those expectations.

*All prices correct at time of publication.

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