BMW X2 M35i 5dr Step Auto Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £47,700What Car? Target Price£45,176
Review

Classy interior and tidy handling add to the X2’s appeal, but a firm ride and compromised practicality detract from the overall package it offers. Slightly restricted space and practicality leaves it as more of a pumped-up hatchback rather than a practical family SUV. Ultimately the Volvo XC40 is still the king of the class while if you want a BMW, the more practical X1 is a better bet.

Equipment levels do look a little stingy given the price. You might get an automatic gearbox, four-wheel drive, a limited slip differential, heated front seats, two-zone climate control, cruise control, a DAB radio, sat nav and rear parking sensors, but the options list is long and includes many things you’ll want to add. That includes adjustable lumbar support, metallic paint, front parking sensors and the infotainment upgrade with Apple CarPlay

Despite its 2.0-litre turbocharged engine being related to the one found in the regular X2 20i, a bigger turbo, new pistons and a raft of other changes take the power output to a muscular 302bhp. 0-62mph is over in a brief 4.9sec and it feels muscular even when you’re not thrashing it. We just wish it sounded a bit more tuneful and was a bit keener to rev out.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH4.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

36.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

470

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

177

g/km

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