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2018 BMW X2 sDrive20i review

The BMW X2 is a triumph of modern automotive design, but is the German brand's stylish take on the burgeoning crossover market enough to make up for some of its shortcomings in other areas?

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2019 BMW X2 M35i pricing and specs - UPDATE
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2019 BMW X2 M35i pricing and specs - UPDATE

BMW Australia has released pricing and specifications details for the new X2 M35i M Performance, ahead its arrival Down Under next year. UPDATE: BMW has confirmed to the X2 M35i will touch down in February. Priced from $68,900 plus on-road costs, the first M Performance version of the company's smallest coupe-styled crossover is $9000 dearer than the xDrive20d that previously held top spot in the range, though it offsets that price increase with a hefty performance punch...


BMW X1, X2 upgrades announced
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BMW X1, X2 upgrades announced

BMW Australia has announced some running equipment upgrades for its X1 and X2 crossover ranges, headlined by enhanced technology and infotainment features. Available from October production, with deliveries to commence from January 2019, all versions of the X1 and X2 now get wireless Apple CarPlay integration as standard equipment – previously a $479 option...


2019 BMW X2 M35i revealed
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2019 BMW X2 M35i revealed

BMW has unveiled the range-topping X2 M35i, the first M Performance version of its small crossover series, scheduled to land in Australia in the first half of next year. There's a bit to talk about here, but we're starting with the engine. Where the M Performance versions of the 1er and 2er are powered by inline-six engines putting power to the rear wheels, the hot X2 makes use of a 2...


2018 BMW X2 xDrive20d review
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2018 BMW X2 xDrive20d review

James Wong finds out whether the recently added top-spec diesel variant is the pick of the BMW X2 range.


2018 BMW X2 v Jaguar E-Pace comparison
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2018 BMW X2 v Jaguar E-Pace comparison

They’re the stylish new kids on the small SUV block, bringing a touch of flair and prestige to a segment already brimming with alternatives – 37 models to be exact, with an astonishing 182 variants. Standing out from the crowd is not only difficult, but vital...


CarAdvice podcast 107: Ford Australia's Daniella Winter talks Mustang
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CarAdvice podcast 107: Ford Australia's Daniella Winter talks Mustang

Kez Casey and Scott Collie join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the 2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS has been confirmed, 2018 Ram 1500 pricing and specs have been released, and the Kia Cerato will get the GT treatment. Also, International Engine of the Year goes to Ferrari, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 is getting a more powerful engine, and Elon Musk is promising 'full self-driving features' for Tesla in August...


Configurator Challenge: BMW X2
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Configurator Challenge: BMW X2

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our new configurator challenge, we’re going to let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re designing our perfect BMW X2...


Mercedes-Benz mulling GLA 'Coupe' - report
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Mercedes-Benz mulling GLA 'Coupe' - report

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLA could be getting a 'coupe' version to tackle the likes of the BMW X2, according to a new report. Speaking with Top Gear UK, CEO Dieter Zetsche said the new version of the A-Class-based crossover will "have two interpretations". "The new BMW X2 is basically like the [current] GLA,” he said...


BMW X2: sDrive18i and xDrive20d join local range
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BMW X2: sDrive18i and xDrive20d join local range

BMW Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for the X2 sDrive 18i and xDrive20d models, bringing the local line-up to three variants. Due by the middle of the year, the new variants follow the sDrive20i launch variant, which arrives in showrooms this month priced from $55,900 before on-road costs...


BMW reveals M Performance parts for X2, X3 & X4
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BMW reveals M Performance parts for X2, X3 & X4

BMW will use the Geneva motor show to present its latest range of M Performance parts for the recently-launched X2, X3 and X4 crossovers. Everything from stickers and side-skirts to rims and steering wheels will be showcased, giving each X model a more aggressive and athletic aesthetic...


2018 BMW X2 review
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2018 BMW X2 review

One of the nicest-looking BMWs of late also happens to be one of the most affordable, but despite its gorgeous design, it's far from perfect.


Mercedes-Benz X-Class headlines latest five-star ANCAP ratings
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class headlines latest five-star ANCAP ratings

Independent crash-testing ANCAP has released its latest set of safety ratings this week, with the BMW X2, Jaguar E-Pace, Mercedes-Benz X-Class and Volkswagen Polo all receiving five-star safety ratings. Headlining ANCAP's release is the X-Class's standard inclusion of autonomous emergency braking – a first for the ute segment in Australia...


2019 BMW X2 M35i spied
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2019 BMW X2 M35i spied

A hotter BMW X2 has been snapped testing in the snow, wearing bigger brakes and a more aggressive front end. The most powerful global X2 is currently the xDrive28i, with power coming from a 170kW four-cylinder engine. In Australia, the range will be limited to sDrive 18i, sDrive 20i and xDrive 20d, meaning the most powerful local offering makes 140kW...


2018 BMW X2 review
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2018 BMW X2 review

The first-ever BMW X2 piles on the good looks in its pitch as a premium small crossover player. But does it have substance to match its sporty looks?


BMW X2 three-cylinder, diesel variants landing mid-year
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BMW X2 three-cylinder, diesel variants landing mid-year

BMW will follow the X2 sDrive 20i, set to launch in March, with the all-wheel drive xDrive 20d and front-drive, three-cylinder sDrive 18i in the coming months. The extra variants are set to land 'mid-year', with pricing still to be confirmed. As a guide, the X2 sDrive 20i is $1300 more expensive than the equivalent X1, and BMW has said a similar pricing gap will carry through the range...


CarAdvice podcast 87: What do our readers think of the new Commodore? 
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CarAdvice podcast 87: What do our readers think of the new Commodore? 

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner and Mike Costello. In car news, reports have surfaced about the the Alfa Romeo 6C sports car being prepared for 2020, while 2018 BMW X2 pricing and specs have been released. Also, Kia Australia is standing by the slow-selling Optima, QLD police union says hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’ and don’t save lives, the Range Rover SV Coupe has been confirmed for Geneva, and reports the 2019 Jaguar XJ goes electric...


2018 BMW X2 pricing and specs
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2018 BMW X2 pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the 2018 BMW X2 range have been announced this week, with the company's newest SUV model to kick off from $55,900 when it lands in March. At launch just one variant will be offered, the X2 sDrive20i. Outputs are rated at 141kW and 280Nm from the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol, with 0-100km/h taking around 7...


2018 BMW X2 unveiled - UPDATE
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2018 BMW X2 unveiled - UPDATE

After much teasing, the new BMW X2 has been revealed as a 'coupe' companion to the X1 crossover. Described by the company as the "cool X" model, the new X2 features an upside down kidney grille, as well as a sportier roof line and more aggressive styling than its X1 sibling. There's also BMW badging on the C-pillar, which is said to link the X2 to classic coupes from the company's past...


2018 BMW X2 spied with almost no disguise
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2018 BMW X2 spied with almost no disguise

The upcoming BMW X2 has been spied again this week, with almost no effort made to hide its key styling details. Finished in a metallic yellow similar to the shade used on the M3 and M4, the company's new coupe-like crossover certainly stands out, though the overall design is fairly true to form considering it looks almost exactly like the Concept X2...