2018 BMW X2 Priced From $39,395

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, Senior Pricing Analyst - December 15, 2017

With over 40 model variants to choose from, BMW has a lot for luxury shoppers to choose from.

For 2018, the new X2 offers a sharply styled alternative to the X1, 3.2 inches shorter with a coupe-like roof at the lower-priced end of a crowded segment.

Although the vehicle isn't due to arrive until spring, order guides reveal production began in November and that pricing will start just south of $40,000.

Here's a look at where this puts the X2.

Under $40k

At $39,395 ($995 destination charge included), the X2 xDrive28i is $2,500 more than the $36,895 sticker price of an X1 xDrive28i. Next to an X4, it has a $9,200 advantage compared to that vehicle's hefty $47,600 price tag.

For this price, you get the same 228 hp 2.0-liter turbo from the X1, SensaTec seats, 7-speaker audio and 18-inch Y-Spoke alloy wheels. A $2,350 Convenience Package adds power-folding mirrors, a panoramic roof, auto-dimming mirrors, lumbar support and more.

A Driver Assistance Package adds safety tech like lane departure warning, forward collision warning, low-speed emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and more. Oddly, blind spot detection isn't listed as an option.

The Driver Assistance Package is priced at $700 but can add up to $5,650 because it requires selecting options popular with shoppers like the Convenience Package and $2,600 Premium Package.

For something sportier, the $4,650 M SportX Package adds a big dose of M-like flavor.

Along with most of what you'd get with the Convenience Package, you get 19-inch Bicolor wheels, a sport-tuned transmission, M Sport suspension that's 0.4 inches lower, an M steering wheel, unique bodywork and more. Pairing it with the $600 Dynamic Handling Package brings the price to $44,645.

Competitive Analysis

At just under $40,000, a base X2 occupies a rather odd space with no direct competitors. At the low end, the X2 is $3,000 more expensive than a GLA250 4MATIC ($36,395).

Next to an Acura RDX with all-wheel drive ($38,295), the X2 is just $1,100 more expensive. Compared to a Land Rover Discovery Sport SE 4x4, the difference is just $605.

Further upmarket, the X2 is $3,400 less than a Range Rover Evoque SE 4x4 ($42,795). It's also $3,650 less than a GLC300 4MATIC ($43,045) and $8,200 less than the GLC300 Coupe ($47,595).

We suspect the vehicle will likely appeal mostly to X1 shoppers considering something more unique-looking. Having said that, MSRPs can be a lousy way to cross-shop luxury cars.

That's because desirable features can easily bring you to a much higher price point. For example, based on our analysis, simply adding leather to the X2 will turn the $39,395 vehicle into one costing over $43,000 with required options.

, Senior Pricing Analyst

As CarsDirect’s resident pricing analyst, Alex offers must-know analysis of pricing & incentives to those looking to buy or lease a car. His consumer-oriented coverage of the latest trends and breaking news has been featured in publications such as Car and Driver, Motor Trend, Automobile Magazine and Autoblog.

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