- BMW X2 tested by Euro NCAP alongside X1
- Full five star rating achieved by both cars
- Good amount of standard kit, options too
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
- 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.
Will it fit in my garage?
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.
Will my luggage fit?
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.
The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the BMW X2 SUV.
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|
M Sport equipment
|M Sport standard equipment|
|M Sport optional equipment|
M Sport X equipment
|M Sport X standard equipment|
|M Sport X optional equipment|
|M35i standard equipment|
|M35i optional equipment|
|SE standard equipment|
|SE optional equipment|
|Sport standard equipment|
|Sport optional equipment|