Smallish automotive, biggish worth—we check out the 2024 BMW X2 M35i

A green BMW X2 parked next to the sea

Enlarge / BMW calls the X2 a Sport Exercise Coupe. (credit score: Jonathan Gitlin)

Final week, we advised you about our first drive within the new Mini Countryman John Cooper Works, Mini’s new little crossover. This week, it is the flip of a associated mannequin, constructed on the identical automobile structure: BMW’s new X2 crossover, or “Sports activities Exercise Coupe” in BMW-speak. As we’ll discover out, the BMW shares a couple of trait with the Countryman JCW.

BMW had an array of X2 M35is, all painted the identical “Frozen Tampa Bay” shade of inexperienced, which begins within the US at $51,400. There is a less-powerful $42,000 X2 xDrive28i coming right here as nicely, however North American prospects won’t be provided the battery-electric iX2—BMW’s product planners evidently did not assume importing the diminutive EV could be worthwhile. Outdoors the US, BMW expects 1 in 5 X2s to be electrical.

The primary-generation X2 (and the extra upright-looking X1) had been divisive vehicles even by BMW requirements. The brand new one is barely greater than earlier than, at 179.three inches (4,554 mm) lengthy, 72.6 inches (1,844 mm) large, and 62.6 inches (1,590 mm) tall. That interprets to extra rear legroom and extra cargo quantity on the again, but it surely’s not an enormous machine—a contact greater than the Audi Q3 however a bit smaller than a Mercedes-Benz GLB.

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