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How do you stand out from a rapidly growing crowd? One approach is to be individual, in both the way you look and the way you act. The BMW X2 does just this; refusing to be lost in a sea of compact SUVS by channeling the spirit of a sporty coupé.
BMW has trod this course before, of course, with considerable success. A decade ago, the bigger X6 was born when the X5 was given a coupé makeover, and its smaller X3 sister received a similar treatment, emerging as the svelte X4.
Now it’s time for BMW’s smallest SUV, the X1, to don a dressier set of clothes, and the X2 is the very striking result. By adopting a lower roofline and shorter overall length, the X2 trades a little practicality for looks. Even so, it still needs to function as a Family SUV, and BMW promises there’s room for you, your friends and all the lifestyle equipment you’re likely to want to carry.
There’s a range of frugal yet punchy engines: petrol models with front wheel drive and diesels with BMW’s xDrive four-wheel drive system. Over the next few pages, we’ll cover how it drives, what it’s like inside and what it’ll cost you to buy and run.
At a glance
|Number of trims||6 see more|
|Number of engines||6 see more|
|Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you?||petrol, diesel, hybrid|
|MPG range across all versions||156.9 - 57.6|
|Avaliable doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / No mileage cap|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£865 / £3,393|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£1,731 / £6,786|
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