The BMW X2 carries the same 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and eight-speed automatic as the X1. While 228 horsepower doesn't seem like a lot, the X2 certainly makes the most of it. Zero to 60 mph takes 6.3 seconds, a fine showing for small crossover with all-wheel drive. The standard Driving Dynamic Control system offers a choice of driving modes: Eco Pro, Comfort, and Sport. Comfort is the sweet spot for everyday driving.
All models offer quick steering and plenty of power for accelerating out of corners. With the M Sport treatment, the X2 exhibits taut reflexes on par with many sport coupes. The upgraded suspension lowers ride height by 0.4 inch, and the transmission provides firm and satisfying downshifts. The X2 behaves like a rear-wheel-drive vehicle in aggressive cornering. The all-wheel-drive system transfers power to the back when it senses the driver wants to have fun.
Given the X2's 7.2-inch ground clearance, drivers should expect some body lean. However, the active dampers found in the Dynamic Handling Package absorb most of the unwanted motion.