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BMW X2 Hatchback

xDrive 25e M Sport 5dr Auto


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Main Features




Fuel Type

Fuel Type

Petrol/PlugIn Elec Hybrid



Overall: 156.9mpg
EV range: 29.8 miles

0 - 62 MPH

0 - 62 MPH

6.8 secs




Plug-in Hybrid

Plug-in Hybrid

Leather Seats

Leather Seats



Sat Nav

Sat Nav







Body Glass:

  • Automatic windscreen wipers and automatic headlight
  • Fingertip control / anti-trap function on electric window
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Green tinted heat protection glazing
  • Heated windscreen washer jets
  • Rear window wiper with wash/wipe function


  • Anti lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist
  • ASC - Active stability control
  • Brake drying
  • Brake energy regeneration
  • Braking readiness
  • Dynamic stability control + (DSC+)
  • Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
  • Electrically operated parking brake with automatic drive release
  • Front ventilated brake disc
  • Hill descent control
  • Hill start assist
  • Multi collision braking system
  • Rear brake discs


  • Floor mats with black surround and M flag detail on front mats


  • Anti roll bar front and rear
  • Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport mode
  • Twin tube gas filled shock absorbers with degressive characteristic curve


  • Apple car play

Driver Aids:

  • Active Guard incl approach control warning with city brake function and person warning with city brake function
  • Electric Power Steering (EPS) with Servotronic
  • Electro hydraulically controlled multi plate clutch in rear axle
  • Energy efficient operating strategy
  • Front axle single joint with specific axle kinematics to minimise drive influences on steering + provide increased rigidity agile driving behaviour
  • Front/rear park distance control
  • Park assist system
  • Variable and stepless distribution of drive torque between front and rear axle

Driver Convenience:

  • Automatic powered electric bootlid

Driver Information:

  • BMW ConnectedDrive online services
  • BMW Navigation system with 8.8" monitor
  • BMW Online services
  • BMW Teleservices
  • Brake pad wear indicator in front and rear
  • Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
  • Connected eDrive Services
  • eDrive button activates auto eDrive, max eDrive and save battery modes
  • eDrive specific displays in instrument cluster and CID
  • Instrument cluster with black optic and 5.7" colour display + speedometer + tachometer + fuel gauge + instant fuel economy
  • Integrated owners handbook
  • Lights on warning by audio warning signal when ignition is switched off
  • On board computer - average speed+fuel consumption, service interval, clock/date, odometer/trip meter, outside temperature display and ice warning
  • Operation by iDrive with direct selection buttons and 8 programmable buttons
  • Optimum shift indicator
  • Personal Profile
  • Real time traffic information
  • TMC for lifetime of vehicle

Driving Mirrors:

  • Automatically dimming rear view mirror
  • Body colour mirror caps
  • Door mirror integrated indicators
  • Electric folding exterior mirrors with anti-dazzle
  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors glass aspheric on driver's side and convex on passenger side

Embellishment Trims:

  • Dash top finished in black with decorative stitching line on upper section
  • High gloss black centre console


  • 12V compressor with integrated sealant injection bottle and hose
  • Aluminium lightweight construction including crankcase
  • Balancer shaft
  • Double VANOS
  • eDrive exterior sound
  • Electric engine installed under rear seats driving the rear wheels
  • High precision injection
  • Lithium-ion high voltage battery (10.0 kWh) fitted under rear seats
  • Performance Control


  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • BMW professional radio
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Steering wheel mounted audio/telephone controls

Exterior Body Features:

  • Aero curtain
  • BMW badge on bonnet, tailgate with integrated tailgate release and C pillars
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour roof trims
  • Chrome kidney grille with black vertical slats
  • Dark shadow front air intakes
  • Differentiation of xEV Vehicles - Blue ring around BMW roundel on wheel hub/tailgate/bonnet/c-pillar/steering wheel and side panel inscription
  • Engine designation on electric bootlid - right
  • Front and rear bumper system
  • High gloss black front side air intake with matt black insert
  • High gloss black in window frame, recess covers and B-Pillar trim
  • High gloss shadowline in window frame, recess covers, mirror frame and B-Pillar/C- pillar trim
  • M logo designation in side chrome
  • M rear spoiler
  • Model designation in left tailgate
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Rear window aerial
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Single exhaust tailpipes with chrome finishers 90mm in left
  • Visible VIN plate

Exterior Lights:

  • Adjustable headlights
  • Clear lenses direction indicator lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Direction indicator side lights integrated in exterior mirrors using LED technology
  • Dynamic brake lights
  • High level third brake light
  • Rear fog lights
  • Rear tail lights with LED technology and 3D design
  • Reversing light in rear light cluster
  • Welcome lighting


  • Automatic two zone climate control air conditioning

Interior Features:

  • 2 cupholders in front centre console
  • 3 Spoke M sport nappa leather multifunction steering wheel
  • Anthracite headlining
  • Armrest in centre section of rear seat backrest and folding
  • Conditioned based service
  • Contrast stitching on centre console and mid section of dashboard to match upholstery seam
  • Front and rear door armrests
  • Front armrest
  • Front axle always driven
  • Front door sill finishers with M designation
  • Illuminated charging socket with visual display of charge status
  • Luggage compartment loading edge with stainless steel insert
  • Luggage compartment with underfloor storage and four lashing eyes
  • Pre-conditioning of battery for optimum operating temperature
  • Pre-conditioning of interior via BMW Remote app or setting time within iDrive menu
  • Rake/reach adjustable steering wheel
  • Retaining strap on the left side of the luggage compartment

Interior Lights:

  • Interior light in front centre interior mirrors and rear centre auto interior light activation when door is opened when ignition switched off
  • Luggage compartment lighting


  • Additional interior lighting pack - X2
  • Extended storage pack - X2
  • M Sport aerodynamic pack - X2


  • 3 point seatbelts on all seats, front pyrotechnic belt tensioners, stopper and belt force limiters, rear coded belt buckles
  • Airbags - Front driver and passenger, front and rear head, front side, curtain head protection
  • BMW emergency call
  • Child proof locking system in rear door
  • Crash sensor activating central locking release with hazard warning lights and interior lighting + battery safety cut-off
  • Driver and front passenger seat belt security check
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Side impact protection
  • Twin horns
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit


  • 40:20:40 manually split folding rear seat with two tilt positions for backrest
  • Child seat ISOFIX attachment for two outer rear seats and front passenger seat with anchorage points
  • Driver and front passenger seat heating
  • Front head restraints
  • Front sports seats
  • Single front passenger seat
  • Three rear headrests


  • Auto door lock when driving
  • Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
  • Engine immobiliser
  • Incorrect fuel protection system
  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Remote control including integrated key with M specific highlight
  • Remote control Thatcham category 1 alarm
  • Start/stop button with comfort go keyless engine start and auto start stop deactivation button


  • Automatic transmission
  • Electronic differential lock
  • Transmission of power to rear axle via front axle differential and two-part cardan shaft
  • xDrive electric drive, after activation of the electric motor and common drive via all four wheels

Vanity Mirrors:

  • Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders

Vehicle Charging:

  • 2.4kW AC charging with 5m cable
  • AC Fast Charging


  • Reduced rolling resistance tyres

Wheels - Alloy:

  • 19" Burnished M Double spoke light alloy wheels finished in orbit grey - Style 715M

Wheels - Spare:

  • BMW mobility tyre sealing system

Electric Vehicle Data:

  • Battery Capacity in kWh: 10
  • Battery Charge Type 1 kW: 2.3
  • Battery Charge Type 1 Percentage: 0-100
  • Battery Charge Type 1 Time (Minutes): 300
  • Battery Charge Type 2 kW: 2.3
  • Battery Charge Type 2 Percentage: 0-80
  • Battery Charge Type 2 Time (Minutes): 228
  • Battery Charge Type 3 kW: 3.7
  • Battery Charge Type 3 Percentage: 0-100
  • Battery Charge Type 3 Time (Minutes): 192
  • Battery Charge Type 4 kW: 3.7
  • Battery Charge Type 4 Percentage: 0-80
  • Battery Charge Type 4 Time (Minutes): 144
  • Battery Leased: No
  • Battery Type: Lithium-ion
  • Charging Port Location: Left Side Front
  • Coupler/Connector Type: Type 2
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage: 62,000
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years: 6
  • Usable Battery Capacity: 8.8
  • WLTP - AER (km) - City: 57
  • WLTP - AER (km) - Comb: 48
  • WLTP - AER (miles) - City: 35.4
  • WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb: 29.8
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City: 17.3
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb: 20
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Extra High: 25.9
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - High: 17.3
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Low: 19.4
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Medium: 16.4
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City: 3.6
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb: 3.1
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Extra High: 2.4
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - High: 3.6
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Low: 3.2
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Medium: 3.8
  • WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (kWh/100km) - Comb: 19.4
  • WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (miles/kWh) - Comb: 3.2
  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb: 15.2
  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEH: 15.2
  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEL: 15.1
  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb: 4.1
  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEH: 4.1
  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEL: 4.1
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City: 59
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb: 52
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEH: 51
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEL: 52
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Extra High: 40
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - High: 60
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Low: 52
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Medium: 63
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City: 36.7
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb: 32.3
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEH: 31.7
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEL: 32.3
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Extra High: 24.9
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - High: 37.3
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Low: 32.3
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Medium: 39.1

Emissions - ICE:

  • HC+NOx:
  • Particles:
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6

Emissions - PHEV:

  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb: 167
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - TEH: 168
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - TEL: 167
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High: 181
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - TEH: 183
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - TEL: 177
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High: 142
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - TEH: 144
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - TEL: 141
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low: 216
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - TEH: 218
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - TEL: 216
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium: 147
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - TEH: 148
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - TEL: 146
  • WLTP - CO2 Charge Depleting (g/km) - Comb: 16
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb: 40
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEH: 41
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEL: 40

Engine and Drive Train:

  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor: Yes
  • CC: 1,499
  • Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 3
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 82
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 94.6
  • Engine Code: XB2131M0
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery: TURBO INJECTION
  • Gears: 6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 12
  • Transmission: SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE:

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: No

Fuel Consumption - PHEV:

  • WLTP - FC Ch Dep (l/100km) - Comb: 0.7
  • WLTP - FC Ch Dep (mpg) - Comb: 403.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb: 7.3
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - TEH: 7.4
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - TEL: 7.3
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High: 8
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH: 8.1
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL: 7.8
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High: 6.3
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - TEH: 6.3
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - TEL: 6.2
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low: 9.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - TEH: 9.6
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - TEL: 9.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium: 6.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - TEH: 6.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - TEL: 6.4
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb: 38.7
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - TEH: 38.2
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - TEL: 38.7
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High: 35.3
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - TEH: 34.9
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - TEL: 36.2
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High: 44.8
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - TEH: 44.8
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - TEL: 45.6
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low: 29.7
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - TEH: 29.4
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - TEL: 29.7
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium: 43.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - TEH: 43.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - TEL: 44.1
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb: 1.8
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEH: 1.8
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEL: 1.8
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb: 156.9
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEH: 156.9
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEL: 156.9


  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: Yes
  • Badge Engine CC: 1.5
  • Badge Power: 220
  • Based On ID:
  • Coin Description: e xDrive
  • Coin Series: M Sport
  • Generation Mark: 1
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 31E
  • Insurance Group 2: 7
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:
  • NCAP Safety Assist %:
  • Safety Concerns?: No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 24
  • Service Interval Mileage: 18,000
  • Special Edition: No
  • Special Order: No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999,999
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months:
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage:
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1


  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): No
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 6.8
  • Engine Power - BHP: 220
  • Engine Power - KW: 162
  • Engine Power - PS: Yes
  • Engine Power - RPM: 5,000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 284
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 39.3
  • Engine Torque - NM: 385
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 1500
  • Top Speed: 121

Test Cycles:

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level: RDE 2


  • Alloys?: Yes
  • Space Saver?: No
  • Tyre Size Front: 225/45 R19
  • Tyre Size Rear: 225/45 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: DOUBLE SPOKE
  • Wheel Type: 19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions:

  • Height: 1,512
  • Height (including roof rails):
  • Length: 4,360
  • Wheelbase: 2,670
  • Width: 1824
  • Width (including mirrors): 2,098

Weight and Capacities:

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 36
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2,300
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1290
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 410
  • Max. Loading Weight: 570
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked:
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked:
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1,730
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.4
Like its X1 stablemate, the X2 can be had with BMW's plug-in technology. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at the xDrive25e variant.

Ten Second Review
BMW's stylised small crossover, the X2, shares its plug-in hybrid technology - like much else - with its more practical X1 showroom stablemate. The PHEV tech here is based around a 1.5-litre petrol engine and an all-wheel drive powertrain and as usual with a plug-in hybrid, the stats are quite compelling: a BiK taxation rating of just 10%, around 35 miles of all-electric driving range, up to 43g/km of CO2 and up to 148mpg on the combined cycle. But there's a price to pay for this kind of technology - and a few practicality compromises to make.

BMW's X2 has proved pretty successful since its launch back in 2018, but now faces strong competition from models like the second generation Mercedes GLA. Since that Stuttgart model's adoption of Plug-in hybrid tech, the X2 had to follow suit - and did so with the adoption of the PHEV powertrain that BMW first fitted to its small MPV, the 225xe Active Tourer and subsequently installed in this X2 model's X1 SUV showroom stablemate. So-powered, this X2 xDive25e hit the market at about the same time as another key plug-in rival - the Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 Plug-in hybrid, and more PHEV segment competitors will doubtless follow. So how competitive can this petrol/electric X2 model be? Let's find out.

Driving Experience
BMWs used to provide the engineering for MINI models but in this case, it's the other way around. The X2 xDrive25e petrol/electric Plug-in hybrid uses the powertrain we first saw in the MINI Countryman PHEV. It mates a 124hp version of the '18i' model's 1.5-litre three cylinder petrol engine driving the front wheels with an 95hp electric motor, which powers those at the rear and draws its energy from a rechargeable 9.7 kWh lithium-ion battery. This set-up works via a 6-speed torque converter Steptronic auto gearbox and makes possible front, rear or four-wheel drive capability, depending on the chosen driving mode. Ah yes, modes; let's get to them. Three extra settings feature in the xDrive25e's 'Driving Performance Control' system - 'MAX eDRIVE' (which keeps progress all-electric), the 'AUTO eDRIVE' setting (which switches between power sources as necessary) and 'SAVE BATTERY' (which reserves your all-electric battery range until you particularly need it - say in urban motoring at the end of a motorway trip). If you can ignore this focus on frugality and use all of this Plug-in hybrid model's performance, you'll find that there's plenty of it thanks to a combined system output of 220hp and 385Nm of torque. 62mph from rest takes just 6.8s and top speed is 121mph. Keep the PHEV battery topped up and a WLTP-rated all-electric driving range of up to 35.4 is possible - though not if you push the limits of the 84mph all-electric top speed.

Design and Build
There's no exterior embellishment to identify the X2 xDrive25e as a PHEV model, though the eagle-eyed might notice the bespoke badging and the addition of an extra charging flap. This updated version of this model features high gloss black design elements at the front. Even next to its bigger coupe-SUV BMW range stablemates, the X4 and X6, the X2 makes a distinctive impression. It's 2cm shorter and more than 7cm lower than the MINI-derived X1 crossover model it's based upon, yet has the same wheelbase. Featuring short overhangs, it also has a stretched, coupe-style roofline and slim window graphic. The kidney grille has always been an identifying feature of the Munich marque but on this car, it's wider at its base than at the top, which gives the nose a broader, more distinctive and sportier appearance. At the rear, horizontal design lines emphasise the car's width, with these creases continuing into high-set LED rear lights that feature an 'L' shape familiar from BMW coupes. Lower down, the car hints at the power of its BMW TwinPower Turbo engines through the design of the tailpipes, all X2 models coming with a twin exhaust arrangement that's 90mm diameter. A spoiler provides a flourish to round off the roofline and contributes to a drag co-efficient of just 0.28Cd. Inside, there's a driver-focused cabin and a soft-finish instrument panel with contrast decorative stitching. There are eDrive-specific displays in the instrument cluster and an eDrive button activates the PHEV 'AUTO eDrive', 'MAX eDrive' and 'SAVE BATTERY' modes. A couple of adults can sit comfortably on the back seat, but boot space has been compromised by the plug-in installation, falling by 60-litres over the standard car to 410-litres. Fold the 40:20:40-split rear bench and that capacity rises to 1,295-litres.

Market and Model
X2 xDrive25e pricing starts from around £38,000. That's about £1,200 more than you'd pay for an equivalently-specified X2 xDrive20d diesel. And, for reference, £2,500 more than you'd pay for the same plug-in powertrain in BMW's 2 Series Active Tourer MPV. This is reasonable value when you consider that a rival Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 Plug-in hybrid costs upwards from around £41,000. The X2 xDrive25e is offered with 'Sport' and 'M Sport' trim levels, the latter taking the asking price to around £41,000. If you want a slightly more practical body style, the same powertrain is also offered with the brand's X1 crossover model at a saving of around £1,000. Even base 'Sport' trim gives you quite a lot, with 18-inch Double-spoke alloy wheels, 'High-Gloss Shadowline' exterior trim, front inlets with a High-gloss black finisher and front bumper under-body protection. Inside, 'Sport' trim gets you sports seats, contrast stitching on the dash, LED ambient lighting and upholstery that's a smart combination of 'Anthracite' cloth and 'Sensatec' man-made leather. Top 'M Sport' trim stands out from the others thanks to 19-inch 'M light alloy Double-spoke' wheels, M Sport suspension and an M rear spoiler. There's also a standard 'M aerodynamic bodystyle' kit which includes enlarged front air intakes and a body-coloured finish for things like the underbody protection plate and the wheel arch trims.

Cost of Ownership
To recap the info we gave you in our 'Driving Experience' section, this variant mates the sDrive18i model's 1.5-litre three cylinder petrol engine driving the front wheels with a 95hp electric motor, which powers those at the rear and draws its energy from a rechargeable 9.7 kWh lithium-ion battery placed beneath the rear seat. You'll need 2.4 hours to recharge the car from 16A power socket (or twice that from a conventional domestic plug) but ideally, you'd have a BMW i Wallbox installed in your garage, which can knock an hour off that figure and which can be programmed into off-peak electricity rates. When fully charged, the xDrive25xe has a WLTP-rated all-electric range of up to 35.4 miles before the little petrol engine cuts in, meaning that short urban trips can be completed with zero local emissions. That's if you select the 'MAX eDRIVE' option from this variant's bespoke 'Drive Performance Control' system that'll keep the car in milk float mode. More typically, you'll be using the set-up's 'AUTO eDRIVE' setting, which switches between power sources as necessary. And there's also a 'SAVE BATTERY' option, which reserves your all-electric battery range until you particularly need it - say in urban motoring at the end of a motorway trip. As for the xDrive25e variant's quoted efficiency figures, well as with any plug-in hybrid, you need to take these with something of a pinch of salt, but for the record, they're quoted at around 148mpg for the WLTP-rated combined cycle and up to 43g/km of WLTP-rated CO2. The BiK taxation rating is 10%: for comparison, an X2 xDrive20d diesel is rated at 33%. We'll finish with insurance.

The X2 xDrive25e can't quite match the efficiency figures of its Mercedes GLA 250e arch-rival, but it gets close enough to satisfy potential buyers sold on this Munich model's more stylised shape and slightly sharper handling. As with any plug-in model, fuel savings alone won't justify the premium pricing; but adding in the BiK tax reductions might be enough to make you take a second look at an X2 xDrive25e, even with its near-£40,000 price tag. Did we ever think we'd be paying this much for a mainstream X2 model? Possibly not, but then did we ever think a decade ago that we'd have the chance to buy a petrol-powered one that could also offer an all-electric driving range of up to 35 miles? Right here, right now, plug-in tech makes more sense for more people, more of the time than full-EV ownership. In the future, that'll probably change. Just now though, cars like this are on-trend and increasingly, make more sense than a comparable diesel, provided they're used in the right way.


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