Comparing The 2018 BMW X2 to the 2018 X1
If you love the X1 and the X3 but want something a little sportier — a little edgier, a little sexier — BMW has the answer. Introducing the 2018 BMW X2, the car Car and Driver says is is what the “blonde Rihanna is to the natural Rihanna.” For the pop reference-challenged, that means it’s got a bit more… well, pop.
The X2 is designed to be the perfect mix between the X1 and the X3 – a pocket crossover ideal for a wide array of different family sizes, or singles, melding the best features of its marque siblings.
How is the 2018 BMW X2 different from the X1 or the X3? First, the X2 is quite a bit closer to the ground. The X1 sits fairly high, which is great if you’re going to be taking it on a lot of back roads or crossing a couple of streams on the way to grandma’s house. But the X2 rides lower, giving you a much more sporty feel to your driving experience. The lower roofline also gives the vehicle a super sleek appearance.
Head to a BMW X2 dealership and the differences between the X1, X2 and X3 will be much more readily apparent. Aside from the size, once you open the hood you’ll find that the X2 is going to have the same transverse-engine as the X1, which means that it’s going to be very similar (if not identical to) the 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder. This will give you about 228 HP and a huge 258 lb-ft of torque.
Visitors to the BMX X2 dealership will also be pleasantly surprised to discover that the price of the 2018 BMW X2 is going to be much closer to the X1. Accessible and sexy: a winning combination!