First, there was the X5 and X3. Then, every other flavor of crossover started popping up in the BMW lineup. The company calls the X2 a Sports Activity Coupe, which is absolutely NOT an SUV. The standard powerplant is a twin-turbo 2.0-liter inline-four that produces 228 horsepower through an eight-speed automatic transmission. An auto start-stop system and brake energy regeneration work to increase fuel economy. Front-wheel drive is standard, as are driving modes like Eco, Comfort, and Sport. All-wheel drive can be added.
There’s an M35i trim that adds a more powerful four-cylinder engine. BMW says it’s the most powerful one they’ve ever produced, and that it’s good for a 4.7-second 0-60 mph time. The M35i can be optioned with 20-inch wheels, M Sport brakes, and unique aero parts.
The interior is accented with synthetic leather, an 8.8-inch touchscreen, voice controls, navigation, and a seven-speaker sound system. Buyers also have the choice of an optional wireless device charger and WiFi hotspot.
The 2020 BMW X2 competes with the Acura RDX and Mercedes-Benz GLA. Pricing starts at $36,400 and the small crossover is available now.