The X2 has a fantastic infotainment system, particularly by family SUV standards. All versions come with a DAB radio, a CD player, a USB socket, Bluetooth and satellite navigation with traffic information, all displayed on a colour screen with crisp graphics. The screen is a rather small 6.5in, but the interface – a rotary dial between the front seats surrounded by a handful of shortcut buttons – is wonderfully intuitive. You simply twist the dial to scroll through the menus and press down to make a selection.
Opt for the Navigation Plus package and you gain an 8.8in display, wireless charging for compatible devices and a touch-sensitive pad on top of the rotary dial controller that allows you to input addresses using handwriting. You also get a full-colour head-up display that projects information, such as your speed and navigation directions, onto the windscreen in your line of sight. Although this system is pretty pricey, it is worth considering given the benefits it brings.
Even if you do upgrade the infotainment system, you’ll still have to pay extra for Apple CarPlay (Android Auto is not even available). And, disappointingly, this is a subscription service, so you’ll have to fork out for it every three years.