The 2023 BMW X2 has already been presented and it brings a couple of interesting novelties. Of course, the most important one is the introduction of the GoldPlay package, which brings a lot of new styling details, along with chassis upgrades. On the other hand, the rest of the lineup continues without more important changes, with the design that has been around since 2018, when this coupe SUV was originally launched.
All in all, the 2023 BMW X2 continues with familiar designs and features. Therefore, you may count on familiar pros and cons. When it comes to things we like about this small SUV, the first thing that comes to mind is sporty handling and a pretty engaging driving experience. Of course, a big part of it is a lineup of capable engines, which offer great driving dynamics. Finally, we like the interior design, which features great quality and nice materials. The infotainment system is easy to use, though Android Auto is still not available.
2023 BMW X2 Design
Design-wise, the overall layout remained the same. However, the 2023 BMW X2 comes with a big novelty, in the form of the GoldPlay version. This is primarily an appearance package, which comes with lots of interesting visual details. The first thing you’ll notice is a little bit different front-end design. It includes a more aggressive bumper design and a few more tweaks. Also, there are gold accents all around the cabin, as well as a full load of exclusive color options, such as San Remo Green, Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Storm Bay, or Skyscraper Grey.
It’s important to mention that besides visual upgrades, this version also comes with many mechanical upgrades. It practically comes with the M Sport package, which includes a sport-tuned suspension with a lower ride height. Moreover, the steering has been returned as well. On the other hand, the rest of the lineup continues in the same way, without more important changes.
On the inside, the BMW X2 continues with a familiar layout. Everything is designed in BMW’s typical fashion. It includes a lot of conservative design solutions, but a clean dashboard design that tends to age pretty well. Furthermore, the materials are nice, while the overall build quality is pretty good too. Finally, the long list of standard and available features makes this cabin look even more upscale.
Besides good quality, this cabin also offers great comfort in the first row. These seats are well-shaped, with excellent support and accommodate adults of all sizes. On the other hand, the second row features limited headroom, due to the sloping roof design. So, taller passengers may feel a little bit tight. Also, the cargo area offers around 21.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 50.1 cubic feet of the total volume. That’s about average for the segment but significantly less compared to the BMW X1.
When it comes to standard equipment, all models come with tech features like an 8.8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, a seven-speaker stereo, HD Radio, satellite radio, navigation, Bluetooth, and a USB port, as well as dual-zone climate control. Among upgrades, you can find things like a panoramic sunroof, wireless device charging, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound stereo.
When it comes to safety, all models come with forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, speed limit recognition, rearview camera and parking sensors. Additionally, you can get upgrades like a head-up display, adaptive cruise control and parallel and perpendicular park assist.
2023 BMW X2 Engines
The 2023 BMW X2 continues with two familiar engine options on the offer. Base models feature a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Driving dynamics are pretty good and most drivers should be happy with the base engine, especially if we consider that both FWD and AWD versions are available.
For those who are looking for something peppier, there is a more powerful version of this engine, with more than 300 horsepower. Of course, driving dynamics are significantly better, while AWD is standard in all versions with this engine.
When it comes to fuel economy, the base engine returns around 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, which is really good for the segment. The more powerful engine is slightly thirstier and returns around 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, which is also pretty good for the segment.
2023 BMW X2 Price and Competition
The 2023 BMW X2 starts at around 37.500 dollars, while models with a more powerful engine, which is called M40i, are available at 48.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Mercedes-Benz GLA, Audi Q3, Lexus UX etc.