The smallest coupe crossover in BMW’s lineup has been around since 2018 and for the company, that’s still not enough for any bigger updates. The 2022 BMW X2 continues in the same way, without any more notable changes. Still, we should mention a couple of novelties in terms of aesthetics, as black side-mirror caps are now available, as well as a whole new package called Extended Shadowline. Other than that, things have remained the same.
Despite the updates, you may count on familiar design characteristics. This crossover continues to offer an excellent driving experience, thanks to nimble handling and smooth engines. We also look at its sloping roof, which perfectly fits its driver-oriented character. The interior quality is pretty impressive, though some may find it too conventional. The infotainment system is very good, but you should be prepared for the compromise in terms of cargo capacity, considering that the sloping roof cuts the space in a quite fair amount.
2022 BMW X2 Design
As we’ve just mentioned, there are only minor updates for the 2022 BMW X2. The most notable is Extended Shadowline, which is mostly about replacing all those chrome parts with black ones. Also, black side mirror caps are now available as a standalone option. Other than that, the aesthetics remain pretty much the same. You may count on the same overall look, which has a lot of things in common with the more conventional X1 model and stands out with a sloping roof design, which provides that coupe-like feel.
Changes won’t happen in terms of mechanics either. This model shares most of its parts with the X1, which means it is based on an FWD platform called UKL2, the same one that underpins pretty much all Mini models. Despite the layout, handling is excellent and the overall driving experience is all about pleasure, whether you pick a standard or M-badged model.
On the inside, you can see a dashboard that looks pretty similar to one in the more conventional sibling. The overall layout is pretty conventional and it definitely doesn’t look as flashy as those found in rival models from Audi and Mercedes-Benz. However, that doesn’t mean that this cabin is less upscale. It is just designed in a more conservative way. On the other side, the materials and build quality are even better in some aspects.
When it comes to the interior space, the front seats are very generous. Also, they are massive and supportive, while the driving position is excellent. In the second row, you will find a decent amount of legroom, but the sloping rood compromises headroom. So, taller passengers will probably have trouble fitting in the second row.
When it comes to the cargo area, there’s obviously less space than you get in the X1. However, the ratings are actually pretty much average for the class. You may count on about 21.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row, while the total volume goes around 50.1 cubic feet.
Every X2 comes standard with tech goodies like an 8.8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, a seven-speaker stereo, HD Radio, satellite radio, navigation, Bluetooth, voice recognition, and a USB port, as well as automatic climate control. If you need more than that, you can pay extra for options like wireless device charging and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound stereo. There are also numerous options in terms of convenience features, such as a panoramic moonroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, and proximity keyless entry.
When it comes to safety, all models come standard with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights, traffic sign recognition, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Additionally, you can get things like a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, and automatic parking assist.
2022 BMW X2 Engines
Under the hood, the base 2022 BMW X2 continues with a good-old 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes in pair with a smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission. That’s plenty enough for a great driving experience, especially when you add excellent handling.
If you’re even more ambitious, there is a hi-performance M35i model, which features 302 horsepower and also comes with tuned suspension, M Sport differential etc. With this model, you will need less than five seconds to hit 60.
When it comes to fuel economy, the base model returns around 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. That’s really good for the class.
2022 BMW X2 Pricing
The base 2022 BMW X2 goes around 38.000 dollars. If you want all-wheel drive, you will have to pay an additional $2.000. On the other side, the M35i starts at around 47.500 dollars. Some of the key competitors are models like Mercedes-Benz GLA, Audi Q3, Volvo XC40 etc.