The 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit marks our first chance to get an in-person look at BMW's newest small SUV creation, the 2018 X2. The X2 follows its even-numbered stablemates in keeping the low, sleek roofline that makes it more of a mashup of an SUV and a wagon than a true utility vehicle.
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BMW also released pricing and feature information for the X2. The X2 sDrive will start at $37,395 (all prices include destination charges), while the X2 xDrive with all-wheel drive starts at $39,395. These prices put the X2 pretty much smack dab in the middle between the existing X1 ($34,895) and X3 ($43,645).
Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, a power liftgate, leatherette upholstery and automatic climate control. As mentioned in our preview of the X2, there will only be one powertrain option (in the U.S., at least) at launch: a 228-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The options list is expansive, with some features divided into packages for easier ordering. Bumping up to several different shades of real leather will run you $1,450, while the metallic paint colors cost $550. The Convenience Package adds auto dimming mirrors, a panoramic moonroof and satellite radio (with a one-year subscription) for $2,350. For added safety, the Driving Assistance Package ($700) includes automatic high beams, lane departure warning and — perhaps most importantly — forward collision warning with auto emergency braking. BMW also offers adaptive cruise control as a stand-alone option for $1,000.
Rounding things out are the Dynamic Handling Package ($600), which includes adaptive shock absorbers, and a Premium Package ($2,600), which spruces up the interior with heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a head-up display and navigation. BMW will also offer an M SportX Package ($4,650), as the automaker does on most of its vehicles, which contains a mix of visual and performance enhancements.
Among the stand-alone options, standouts include Apple CarPlay ($300), a panoramic moonroof ($1,350), a wireless charging pad ($500) and parking sensors ($800).
The 2018 X2 xDrive will arrive at dealerships March 3, with sDrive versions to follow at a later date.
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