The 2019 BMW X2 is a sporty alternative to the X1 SUV. Using the same basic mechanical underpinnings – including a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, 8-speed automatic transmission and available all-wheel drive, the X2 adds a sporty taste to the mix. New this year is the X2 M35i, which comes with an impressive 302 hp and many performance upgrades providing of a vehicle carrying the M performance badge. With its unique style and emphasis on fun to drive over utilities, the 2019 BMW X2 is ready to compete with other subcompacts such as the Infiniti QX30, Mercedes Benz GLA-Class, and Audi Q3.
The 2019 BMW X2 is a subcompact luxury crossover that comes in two versions: 28i and M35i. The base model sDrive28i comes with front-wheel drive, a power tailgate, rain-sensing windshield wipers, push-button start, automatic climate control, faux-leather upholstery, a 10-way-power driver’s seat with power side bolsters, Bluetooth, a touch-screen/knob-based control system, an audio system with iDrive, USB and Aux inputs. Aside from stability control and multiple airbags, the 2019 BMW X2 also comes standard with a rearview camera.
The 2019 BMW X2 use the same powertrain found in the X1. It’s a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission sent that power to the front (sDrive28i) or all-wheel (xDrive28i). Although no manual is offered, the transmission does offer manual shift control. We’re also quite happy that BMW electronic gear selector was removed in favor of a traditional shift lever. In track testing, the 2019 BMW X2 xDrive28i went from 0 to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds.
For those who seek more power will be pleased with the new X2 M35i. It powered by a larger turbocharger and upgraded internal components making an impressive 302 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. The 8-speed transmission has tuned for better performance and all-wheel drive is standard. Also standard is a launch control and limited-slip front differential. With all four wheels contributing traction, the X2 M35i is claimed to hit 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds.
2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 with 8-speed automatic (28i)
228 horsepower @ 5,000-6,000 rpm
258 lb-ft of torque @ 1,450-4,500 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 21/31 mpg
2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 with 8-speed automatic (M35i)
302 horsepower @ 5,000-6,250 rpm
332 lb-ft of torque @ 1,750-4,500 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 17/22 mpg
The 2019 BMW X2 is on sale and arriving now at dealers nationwide. The sDrive28i model has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting from $37,400 (including the $995 destination fee). If you want all-wheel-drive, the xDrive28i cost another $2,000. Opt for the M Sport X package and the price past $42,000. The high-performance X2 M35i starts from $47,450.