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2019 sDrive28i 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sports Activity Coupe
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Price:   -  From $36,400
2019 xDrive28i 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sports Activity Coupe Price:   -  From $38,400
2019 M35i 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sports Activity Coupe Price:   -  From $46,450


The X2 is BMW personified. Yes, there’s the famed M3, or the stolen-from-tomorrow i8, or the punchy 2-Series that recalls the old 2002s. But these cars capture BMW at its most outward self, the cars that it builds because top brass know they give purity to the rest of the bloodline. Empty the showroom of the halo models and you’re left with a lineup best captured by the 2019 BMW X2 – stylish, upscale, and flaunted like jewelry by the young millennials who lap up these upward-mobility machines.

What's New for 2019

An all-new variant known as the M35i adds some breadth to the X2 portfolio. The famed letter M isn’t there for show – it represents a more powerful engine, improved handling, and enough performance bits to let this crossover hit 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. Additionally, the previous model's Convenience and Premium tiers are gone. Instead, each is now its own option package.


Choosing Your BMW X2

The X2 is what BMW calls a Sports Activity Coupe. In everyday English, that translates to a sleeker, swoopier version of the upright X1 upon which it's based on. While the wheelbase stays the same, overhangs are trimmed by three inches and the roofline now sits three inches closer to the ground. Despite the proportional trimming and massaging, total cargo volume remains a healthy 50.1 cubic feet. Comparatively, the X1 has just seven additional cubes of maximum Costco capacity. It's a similar story for the rest of the interior, as the X2 manages to retain nearly all the same key dimensions as its boxier brother. Other than the noticeable loss of head room, the snazzier X2 gives up little in everyday utility.

Most X2s will be built in the volume 28i spec, which harbors a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine under the hood. A twin-scroll turbo, direct injection, and variable valve timing conspire to make 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, the latter fully available at just 1,450 rpm. It’s enough power to merit a zero-to-60 mph time of 6.3 seconds. An eight-speed automatic transmission sends power to the front wheels. All-wheel drive – termed xDrive by BMW – is another $2,000. The M35i is a fresh addition for the 2019 model year. It comes with the right hardware that should silence those eager to dismiss it – forged crankshaft, bigger turbo, more boost, heavy-duty cooling, a trick front differential, and bigger brakes.

As seems to be standard operating procedure with BMW, the X2’s attractively low base price can and probably will quickly balloon once some of the many available options and packages are added. Standalone extras include $500 wireless charging and a wi-fi hotspot, a $875 Harmon Kardon surround-sound audio system, and a $200 sonar-based parking assistant. Dakota Leather is a $1,450 upgrade over the base leatherette.



A front-wheel-drive sDrive28i is the cheapest way to get into an X2, carrying a sticker price of $37,395 (all prices include the $995 destination charge), which means the all-wheel-drive xDrive28i starts at $39,395. Refrain from tacking on any options, and your X2 will come with 18-inch wheels, a power tailgate, automatic climate control, LED headlights, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. A 6.5-inch touchscreen display is the point of contact for the iDrive infotainment system.

The $2,350 Convenience Package includes a panoramic moonroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-folding mirrors with automatic dimming, SiriusXM radio, keyless entry, a universal garage door opener, and lumbar support. If the extra glass area isn't your thing, the panoramic roof can be deleted for a $1,150 credit, bringing down the total package cost to an even $1,200. The Premium Package costs $1,850 and includes a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, a head-up display, and an 8.8-inch touchpad-controlled center screen with navigation. There's also the opportunity within the package to purchase adaptive cruise control for another $1,000, but doing so will mean giving up the heated steering wheel. A Dynamic Handling Package is $600. It channels the spirit of earlier BMWs with 19-inch wheels, active body-roll stabilizers, dynamic dampers, and more precise M-Sport steering that offers extra feedback over the base setup.

Both the sDrive28i and xDrive28i can be had with the M Sport X Design for $4,650, raising the starting price to $42,045 and $44,045, respectively. It brings a dash of sporting character to the X2. Its curbside presence is accentuated with black trim and 19-inch wheels, while interiors get a sport steering wheel with paddle shifters and aluminum interior trim. On the functional end of things, there’s a sport-tuned version of the eight-speed transmission and an available sport suspension that costs $400. Buyers also get the contents of the Convenience Package included, while all other packages and options remain available. The M Sport X manages to neatly distance itself from its brethren by bridging the gap between the boulevardier 28i and the focused M35i – not too cushy and not too compromised, it represents the Goldilocks of the X2 lineup.



It’s the racecar of the group, the X2 for those who enjoy upright fishbowls with Hofmeister kinks putzing around autocrosses and road courses like a litter of intent puppies. The $47,445 X2 M35i is what happens when enthusiastic engineers are let loose on the volume crossovers.

It doesn’t cost much more than a SportX, but nearly everything mechanical has been improved or upgraded. The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine has been strengthened internally and sees the boost get cranked up. Ancillary items like the cooling system, brakes, and intake systems have all been improved upon. A sport suspension sits underneath to quell body roll and improve corning, and a trick limited-slip front differential makes a debut appearance. Inside, exclusive front seats with extra bolstering coddle driver and passenger. The steering has also been given a quicker ratio and the M Sport Suspension firms up the ride for better handling. Optional adaptive dampers are $500 and further amplify cornering prowess. The zero-to-60-mph time comes in at 4.9 seconds, a full 1.5 seconds faster than a 28i.

Only the Premium Package is available, as the other packages have had their contents made standard. Standalone options continue mostly unchanged.

CarsDirect Tip

While the M SportX looks like a nice middle ground between the demure 28i and the demon M35i, we find it too pricey a jump from the lower-spec car and too close for comfort to the genuine performance model. If it were us buying a 2019 BMW X2, we'd either tack on a few options to a standard model or make the jump to the genuinely hot M35i.

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Form over function. In BMW naming conventions, even numbered models are typically the more stylish versions of the odd number models. This stays true with the 2019 BMW X2, as it's a variation of the X1 crossover with a higher emphasis on design and driving dynamics. To this end, it does sacrifice some practicality for looking cool, with a lower roof and slightly shorter length that cuts 27 cubic feet of cargo space off of the X1.

While the cargo space is cut by the lower roof, the already cramped rear passenger space thankfully doesn't experience a significant decrease in head room. While we can never recommend a small SUV to someone who plans to drive adults around regularly due to minimal leg room, most people won't bump their heads on the roof.

Driving dynamics. BMW markets the X2 to be a sportier alternative to the X1, but the base level X2 comes with the same engine as the X1 and almost every other small BMW, a 225-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder. This engine is powerful and throttle response is immediate, but that doesn't necessarily set it apart from the standard X1. However, more powerful X2 M35i model with 302 horsepower is available.

What does set the X2 apart is the suspension, which is offered in three configurations: base, the slightly lower M Sport, and the even lower setup with adaptive dampers that's a part of the optional Dynamic Handling package. Each of these suspensions are stiffer than what's found in the X1, contributing to the overall sportier feel that makes the X2 more fun to drive.

All-wheel drive is optional, but we think it's a good use of money if you're looking for a sporty SUV. Beyond the added benefits in inclement weather, it helps make the X2 feel more alive, especially in Sport mode where most of the power is sent to the rear wheels. Otherwise, the front wheels receive the lion's share of the power to maximize efficiency.

Standard active safety features. The X2 is offered with several standard active safety features like forward collision warning, low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams. These are welcome features, but it should be noted that the automatic emergency braking is limited. Unlike other systems, the X2 will only slow down before a low-speed crash, not stop completely.

Options can get costly. Like most BMWs, you may find yourself in a state of sticker shock if you go crazy with the options. Some are highly questionable, such as heated seats, satellite radio, and lumbar support, which are standard on many cars that cost half as much. Others are easier to swallow, but we still bristle at the idea of having to tack thousands of dollars to the price just to give this luxury vehicle the same features as a Volkswagen Jetta.

Additionally, Apple CarPlay is now offered by BMW as a shameless cash-grab subscription service; BMW will take it away if you don't keep paying them $80 a year after the first year. Meanwhile, many other brands offer the software for free, to the point where we wonder if buyers will be fully aware that the included Apple CarPlay experience in their shiny new BMW is only a temporary luxury that'll continue to cost them money for as long as they own the vehicle.


Final thoughts. If you value sportiness and style over function, the 2019 BMW X2 is a solid choice. The X2 has an offering of excellent powerplants and sport-focused suspensions that make it genuinely fun to drive compared with many small crossovers. BMWs are supposed to drive well, and the X2 continues that tradition.

However, there are some serious drawbacks to the X2. Its interior doesn't feel like that of a luxury car with cheap looking plastic trim, and the number of optional features that we expect to come standard is certainly annoying. If you want your X2 to feel like a luxury crossover, expect to add a few thousand dollars to the price.

While no one else is offering a sport-focused luxury subcompact SUV like the X2 (with the exception of the hardcore Mercedes-Benz AMG GLA 45), most buyers would probably be better off with something else with more interior space, including the BMW X1. The Audi Q3 also has a much nicer looking cabin and an excellent chassis, while the Volvo XC40 offers increased practicality, standard all-wheel drive, and a bold style inside and out that looks like nothing else in the class.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 228 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Standard: 8-spd STEPTRONIC w/OD
Available: 8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
23 / 32 / 27 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 228 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
23 / 32 / 27 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
16.1 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
50.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
94 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
172.2 "
Exterior Width
71.8 "
Exterior Height
60.1 "
Front Headroom
39.8 " / 39.2 "
Rear Headroom
37.1 " / 37.0 "
Front Legroom
40.3 "
Rear Legroom
36.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.6 "
Rear Shoulder Room
53.9 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,499 Lbs.
Wheel Base
105 "
Turning Radius
18.6 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 19.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 18.0 " Machined Aluminum / 20.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger / Power Remote Heated Driver
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Sensatec Leatherette / Dakota Leather
Front Seat Type
Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
12-way (10-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
12-way (10-way Power)
Front Armrests
12-way (10-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
7 / 12 Harman/kardon
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt / Telescopic Tilt Style
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Frontal Collision Warning W/city Collision Mitigation Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Warning Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
City Collision Mitigation Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Park Distance Control Front And Rear / Parking Assistant Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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