This week I drove the new 2018 BMW X2 xDrive 28i. BMW classifies this as a sports activity vehicle which is cool but it’s basically just a small SUV based on the X1 platform but it’s a coupe version of the X1. As well as sharing a platform with the X1 this BMW shares a platform with the Mini Clubman and Countryman and the 1-Series sedan. There are 2 options when it comes to getting your X2 – one would be an X2 sDrive 28i and the other an X2 xDrive28i. The big difference here is that the xDrive is BMW’s all-wheel-drive model and the sDrive is a Front-wheel drive.
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One of the things to take note of with the exterior style is these inverted kidney grills. Those inverted kidney grilles create a new look for BMW who’s looking for a fresh take on their iconic design. Up front, you get LED headlights with cornering lights as well as LED fog lights. I think the wheels really look good on this vehicle as well. On standard trims, you get an 18-inch wheel but can also get a 19-inch like the ones our tester is rocking. You also get a throwback badge on the C-pillar as you wouldn’t want anyone to mistake this compact SUV as anything but a BMW.
Under the hood
No matter what trim you choose, under the hood, you’ll get a 2.0-liter TwinPower turbo 4-cylinder engine. That’s good for 228-hp and 258-lb-ft of torque pushed through an 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. The AWD trim should get you from 0-60 in 6.3-seconds and the front wheel drive version in 6.6-seconds.