2023 BMW X2 Review: Changes, Updates, GoldPlay

The X2 has been around for a while and while it’s still early for a complete redesign, the Bavarian company decided to introduce some novelties. The 2023 BMW X2 comes with the new GoldPlay package, which brings various exclusive details, particularly in terms of styling. Other than that, things continue in the same way. The rest of the lineup continues in a familiar way, with familiar design and features.

As there are no bigger changes, the X2 continues to deliver familiar design characteristics and features. This SUV offers a pretty high level of athleticism, combined with a high level of comfort. Both engines are quite capable, while we also like the interior quality, which feels pretty impressive too. On the other hand, the main complaints come from the models sloping roof design, which limits rear-seat headroom and cargo area.

The 2023 BMW X2 was already presented and can already be found in showrooms.

2023 BMW X2 GoldPlay

2023 BMW X2 Design

As we’ve just mentioned, the biggest novelty for the 2023 BMW X2 is the new GoldPlay package. This version is an upgrade of base 28i models and it brings all kinds of upgrades. First of all, it comes with lots of exclusive styling details, such as aggressive front-end design and gold exterior trim accents. Also, you may count on a couple of exclusive color options, such as San Remo Green, Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Storm Bay, or Skyscraper Grey paint. Also, this model comes with the M Sport package, which includes a sport-tuned suspension with a lower ride height as well as a retuned steering system.

The rest of the lineup continues in the same way. This small crossover continues with the familiar styling, as well as with the same mechanics, based on the UKL2 platform. The vehicle provides sporty handling but remains quite comfortable at the same time.


The X2’s cabin has both good and bad sides and the next year’s model continues in the same way. When it comes to the good side, the first thing that comes to mind is the interior quality. This crossover features an attractive dashboard, while most of the cabin is wrapped with soft-touch materials. There is a lot of attention to detail, while the long list of tech features makes the cabin look even more attractive.

2023 BMW X2 Interior

When it comes to passenger space, the front seats are very generous with space and accommodate adults with ease. Also, the driver’s seat offers a lot of adjustment options, so it’s quite easy to find a good driving position. On the other hand, the second row lacks headroom, due to the sloping roof design.

For the same reason, the cargo area offers less space compared to the more conventional X1. You may count on about 21.6 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 50.1 cubic feet, which is still typical for the class.


The 2023 BMW X2 is a well-equipped small crossover, which comes standard with dual-zone climate control, an 8.8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a 10-speaker stereo, HD Radio, satellite radio, navigation, Bluetooth and a USB port. Additional, you can opt for available features like a panoramic sunroof, wireless device charging and a Wi-Fi hot spot.

When it comes to safety features, all models come standard with goodies like forward collision warning, automatic emergency warning, lane departure warning, speed limit recognition, rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors etc. The list of options isn’t long, but you can get things like a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, park assist etc.

2023 BMW X2 Engines

Under the hood, the 2023 BMW X2 continues with two familiar powertrain options. Base models continue with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. For most drivers, that should be plenty enough. If not, there is the M35i model, which uses an upgraded version of this engine, with a max output of 302 horsepower. Both engines come coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which does a pretty good job.

In terms of fuel economy, the base version returns around 25 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, which is about average for the segment.

2023 BMW X2

2023 BMW X2 Price and Competition

The 2023 BMW X2 starts at around 37.500 dollars. Key competitors are models like Mercedes-Benz GLA, Audi Q3, Volvo XC40 etc.

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