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Parkers overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3


4.6 out of 5 4.6
  • Lots of kit thrown in from standard
  • Sport grade adds more technology
  • Top trims mostly add styling and luxury

BMW X2 standard and optional technology

Like all BMWs the X2 comes with standard sat-nav, and the entry-level SE car is well-equipped. From there you can choose Sport, M Sport and M Sport X with increasing levels of style and tech.

Standard BMW X2 SUV equipment

The first trim is called SE and comes with quite a bit of kit as standard:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Sat-nav with real-time traffic information
  • 6.5-inch central screen
  • Two-zone climate control
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Powered tailgate
  • Cruise control and speed limiter
  • DAB radio
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Hill start Assist
  • Hill descent control
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Heated windscreen washer jets
  • Automatic lights and wipers

Next up is the Sport model, which adds:

  • 18-inch wheels
  • LED headlights, front foglights and ambient lighting
  • Sport seats with race cloth upholstery
  • Contrast stitching on centre console, dashboard and floor mats
  • High-gloss Shadowline exterior trim
  • Gloss black interior trim

The penultimate trim is called M Sport, which adds:

  • 19-inch wheels
  • M Sport door sill covers and steering wheel
  • M Sport suspension
  • Anthracite headliner
  • Aluminium hexagon interior trim with Estoril Blue details
  • Heated front seats in cloth and alcantara with blue or yellow highlight
  • M Sport bodykit including spoiler, bumpers, sills and door cladding

Finally top spec cars are called M Sport X, and these come with:

  • Specific 19-inch alloys
  • Leather upholstery with contrast stitching
  • Satin aluminium exterior trim
  • M Sport X bodykit including bumpers, door sill and cladding, and wheel arch trims
  • Aluminium hexagon anthracite interior trim

Optional BMW X2 SUV extras

As you’d expect there are loads of personalisation options – paint colours, interior trims, alloy wheels and so on, plus gadgets and driver’s assistance tech arranged in packs. Here are some of our favourites:

Vision Pack

  • Reversing camera
  • Electrically folding exterior mirrors

Comfort Pack

  • Steering wheel heating
  • Electric front seat adjustment
  • Front seat lumbar support

Sport Plus Pack

  • Tinted glass
  • Extended lighting
  • Harman Kardon stereo
  • 19-inch alloy wheels

M Sport Plus and M Sport X Plus Pack

  • Adds unique 20-inch wheels

Tech Pack

  • Head-up display
  • BMW Navigation Plus
  • Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging
  • Wi-Fi hotspot

There are also many individual options including:

  • Touring fuel tank (61 litres instead of standard 51 litres)
  • M Sports steering
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Detachable towbar
  • Keyless entry and go
  • Contactless tailgate opening
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • Traffic jam assistant

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the BMW X2 SUV.

  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats

M Sport equipment

M Sport standard equipment
  • Heated seats
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats
M Sport optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking

M Sport X equipment

M Sport X standard equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
M Sport X optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking

M35i equipment

M35i standard equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
M35i optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Front fog lights
  • PAS
SE optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Central locking

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • PAS
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Central locking


4.9 out of 5 4.9
  • BMW X2 tested by Euro NCAP alongside X1 
  • Full five star rating achieved by both cars
  • Good amount of standard kit, options too

BMW X2 has a high level of safety

The BMW X1 and X2 were tested by Euro NCAP and received a coveted five-star rating, so you should be in safe hands with this latest SUV.

That’s bolstered by a range of standard safety kit, including:

  • Forward vehicle collision warning
  • Autonomous city brake up to 30mph
  • BMW Emergency Call
  • Attentiveness assistant
  • Misfuelling system

Spec the optional Driver Pack and you get the following additions:

  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Park assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • High-beam assist
  • City collision mitigation
  • Preventive pedestrian protection

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The BMW X2 SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2015 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2015
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 90%
Child Occupant: 87%
Pedestrian: 74%
Safety Assist: 77%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.

Interior & boot space

4.4 out of 5 4.4
  • Less roomy than a BMW X1 but not bad
  • Rear doors open wide but low roof hampers access
  • Lack of glass makes the rear quite dark at times

Rear passenger space is hampered a bit by the sloping roof - once you’re in it’s ok, but the high floor and low ceiling makes getting in and out a bit tricky if you’re tall.

Space in the middle pew is also restricted despite a relatively low transmission tunnel, so you’ll want to avoid forcing anyone of lofty proportions into that position.

As you’d expect from the narrow windows, visibility out and back isn’t great, with chunky b-pillars hampering the over the shoulder view and an obscured rear three quarters that necessitates the addition of a reversing camera, or at least use of the standard rear parking sensors.

BMW X2 Dimensions

The BMW X2 is lower and shorter than the X1 upon which it is based, despite sharing the same wheelbase and track.

While that means it’s a bit more agile, this is still quite a large car, and makes its size known on narrow roads and winding city streets.

Not class leading but quite practical in comparison with its rivals – falls behind estate cars available for the same money though

While we’re on practicality, the boot is 35 litres smaller than the X1’s - although larger than the current rear-driven 1 Series. That could change with the new hatchback, of course.

There’s a 12-volt power socket in there, plus underfloor stowage, a storage net and four lashing eyes to help keep things in place.

In terms of its rivals the X2 fares well, although the Jaguar E-Pace features a large luggage compartment.

How does the boot space compare?

Check the table below to see how the BMW X2 SUV compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.

Model Boot space
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque (11-19) 575 litres
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 481 litres
BMW X2 SUV 470 litres
Audi Q2 SUV 355 litres

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