BMW X2 M35i review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

BMW X2 M35i 2019 RHD infotainment
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 RHD front left cornering
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 RHD rear right cornering
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 RHD dashboard
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 RHD rear seats
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 RHD infotainment
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 front left panning
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 left panning
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 left front static
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 right side static
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 front grille detail
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 right pillar detail
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 RHD front seats
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 RHD boot open
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 RHD treadplate detail
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 RHD front left cornering
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 RHD rear right cornering
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 RHD dashboard
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 RHD rear seats
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 RHD infotainment
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 front left panning
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 left panning
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 left front static
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 right side static
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 front grille detail
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 right pillar detail
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 RHD front seats
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 RHD boot open
  • BMW X2 M35i 2019 RHD treadplate detail
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

No X2 is exactly what you exactly a bargain and the M35i costs a rather hefty chunky more dosh still, with its price beginning with a four. That means it’s a few thousand more than the admittedly smaller Audi SQ2, but the Cupra Ateca is cheaper still and far bigger inside.

Like its competitors, it won’t be particularly cheap to run, either. Official economy figures suggest it’ll do 34mpg combined, but expect that to drop deep into the twenties whenever you decide to exercise all of the 302 horses under the bonnet. Then there’s the additional car tax for it costing over £40,000 and, of course, it’s in a high insurance group (40 to be exact).

Overview

The BMW X2 M35i might be fast both in a straight line and through the bends, but it never truly feels fun. From its overly heavy and lifeless steering to its unresponsive gearbox, it never really puts a smile on your face. Practicality isn’t its strong suit either, while everyday usability is harmed by a stiff ride and noisy cruising manners. Given the steep purchase price, it’s hard to recommend.

  • Attractive and high quality interior
  • Punchy performance
  • Stable handling
  • Lifeless steering
  • Gearbox unresponsive
  • Overly firm ride
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