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Pricey Pseudo-Coupe: 2018 BMW X2 Costs $4500 More than the X1

By: · December 18, 2017

2018 BMW X2 (Euro-spec)

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BMW has sliced its SUV pie so thinly that it’ll soon run out of single-digit numbers. The new 2018 X2 is almost here, predictably slotting in between the X1 and the X3, and it’s priced from $39,395. That’s $4500 over the starting price for the X1, with which the X2 shares its turbo-four powertrain and underpinnings, which it tops with a more rakish body.

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Admittedly, the comparison isn’t exactly apples to apples, because the X1 offers a lower-priced front-wheel-drive variant, while the X2 comes standard with all-wheel-drive. Line up the two xDrive28i models and you’re looking at a price differential of $2500, which still strikes us as a questionable amount for a less-practical, only slightly more stylish piece with five fewer cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats.

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Shoppers will find an array of option packages similar to those on the X1’s order sheet, including a $4650 M Sport X package with larger 19-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, darkened exterior trim, proximity key access, and a few other items. There’s also a $2600 Premium package that offers heated front seats, navigation, a head-up display, and a heated steering wheel. Driver-assist features such as adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and forward collision warning are bundled into a $700 Driving Assistance package, while adaptive dampers and an M Sport steering wheel come in a $600 Dynamic Handling package.

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All told, a loaded X2 will easily approach $50,000, but given the success BMW has found with the similarly irrational X4 and X6 models, it surely has reason to believe that the X2 will find a customer base all its own. It will find out for sure when the X2 goes on sale in the spring of 2018.

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