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2024 BMW X2 SUV

There is one detail that came to mind when I first viewed the 2024 version of the BMW X2 SUV, and that was that the BMW design team have cleaned up the lines and sportified the X2’s shape.  The exterior of the new X2 SUV has more definition, especially around the wheel arches, the headlights, and around the grille.  You also see a pronounced waistline that finishes in accentuated fluting just as it meets with the taillights.  In other words, the new X2 SUV looks more sophisticated and looks really good. 

As the sloping roofline disappears back over the tailgate, one becomes aware of the stretching that has taken place over the boot.  If you are wanting a roomy mid-size SUV, the 2024 BMW X2 SUV should be on your list of vehicles to check out.  Behind the rear seats, there is 560 litres, which is very practical for holding a lot of gear.  You can split-fold the rear seats various ways for versatility, and then if you need the whole lot for moving house, then the X2 can accommodate up to 1470 litres of your stuff. There is plenty of storage space throughout the rest of the X2 SUV’s cabin. 

Since we’re at the back of the 2024 BMW X2 SUV, we might as well consider the space that the rear seat occupants will experience.  The backseats have retained enough space for adult sizes, but you do feel a little bit more limited and enclosed than in the more upright-shaped BMW X1 as a result of the sportier, longer sloping roofline that heads out back over the X2’s hindquarters.  However, having said that, the X2’s sporty shape still offers a surprising amount of space for passengers in the back seats.  Legroom for adults is good, and even if you are a taller timber and around six feet, you’ll still be able to slip in behind the driver’s seat that also has a driver of a similar size to you.  Headroom in the rear is where the tighter space becomes evident.  Taller passengers will find their heads may brush the roof from time to time.  If you intend to take taller folk in the rear seats on a regular basis, then the more conventionally shaped X1 would be a better style of car for you.  The new BMW X2 SUV gets ISOFIX child seat mounts in both outer rear seats, hidden behind easily removable plastic covers.  Loading a child seat into place is easy enough but just a little more awkward than it would be in the X1 – all a result of the X2’s lower roofline and smaller rear doors.

Up front, the seats are really nice.  They look and feel high quality, offering excellent back support while holding you snugly in place should your driving style become a little more rapid.  You get the usual fore and aft movement, as well as backrest adjustment, lumbar adjustment, and height adjustment, but there’s also an extendable seat base to better support people with longer legs; something that you’ll really appreciate on a long journey.  Drivers of all sizes should be able to get decently comfortable in the new X2 for the long haul.

As you ease into the driver’s seat, what greets you is a sense of quality along with a pair of display screens – a 10.25-inch infotainment screen and a 10.7-inch digital driver’s display.  There are a few controls in the centre of the dash for volume and driving modes, but it is these screens that you’ll use for almost all of the car’s cabin functions.  The climate controls are also only found on the touchscreen.  However, it is easy enough to scroll through the menus to find what you are looking for. 

You can opt to have your new X2 SUV kitted out with the Technology Pack, which adds features like an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, adaptive LED lights, a wireless charging pad, and keyless entry.  You can also hand over a bit more cash and get yourself the Technology Plus Pack, which adds a really good head-up display, BMW’s enlarged navigation system, and the illuminated front grille (really stylish!).  Though the standard sound system is an impressive one, there is a premium Harman Kardon audio system which you can purchase as an optional extra.

Currently, two X2 models are offered for Australian buyers.  The BMW X2 xDrive 20i boasts a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine which drives all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and will return a fuel economy that can be down as low as 7.7–8.0 litres/100 km (WLTP average).  Up to 150 kW of power are on offer from the powerplant.  The 300 Nm of torque is nice, linear, and lusty.  You can scamper through the 0–100 km/h dash in around 9 seconds.  The other engine currently offered in Australia is found in the BMW X2 M35i xDrive, which is a quick and surefooted AWD beast.  Its upgraded X2 xDrive 28i motor (available in Europe) is a 2.0-litre turbo engine delivering extra boost pressure; thus the turbo 4-cylinder unit produces up to 230 kW and 494 Nm. 

It would be nice to have the 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder, FWD, mild-hybrid X2 model in Australia.  Time will tell if this frugal (6.1 litres/100 km) SUV finds its way over here.  I hope so…

As far as safety goes, the latest version of autonomous emergency braking even warns the driver of pedestrians or cyclists travelling parallel to the car. This is a fantastic system that I reckon all trucks should have fitted as standard!  The same technology warns you if you’re parked up and about to open your door into the path of a passing bicycle.  All the rest are there: things like ABS, ESC, and cruise control.  The Driving Assistant Plus package is an option you might like to think about, where you get things like an excellent adaptive cruise control system with advanced lane-keeping aids, as well as automatic speed limiting assistance.

So, if you’re after something European, a sporty SUV, something that drives beautifully, and is spacious and safe, then the new X2 is a mid-size SUV that’s definitely worth checking out. 

The 2024 BMW X2 SUV models include the:

  • BMW X2 xDrive 20i
  • BMW X2 M35i xDrive

For any more information on the new BMW X2 SUV, for that matter any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of BMW dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!