BMW X2 M35i 5dr Step Auto Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

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RRP £49,150What Car? Target Price£47,613
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

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.

Considering the price of the M35i, the fact you have to pay more for adjustable lumbar support and some other items is disappointing. Still, standard equipment includes 20in alloy wheels, an automatic gearbox, four-wheel drive, a limited-slip differential, heated front seats, two-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, park assist, LED headlights, cruise control and an 8.8in touchscreen infotainment system with built-in sat nav, DAB radio, Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring.

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

176

g/km