Iím a new member from U.K.
Iíve ordered an X2 and expect delivery about the end of October, spec is as follows...
18i sport, manual, Mediterranean blue, 18inch 566 wheels, vision pack, driver pack, lumbar support, anthracite cloth trim.
Canít wait, anyone else with the 18i ? Whatís it drive like ?
Hello TT Thought I'd post because my X2 spec is not so far from yours and I'm based in England (NE) - most of the X2 contributors are US based and have the upmarket 300 bhp X2.
My story - purchased a Meditteranean Blue 2.0i Xdrive on 1st July this year, trading in a Mineral Grey 3 series 330D xdive. Reason new 3 series is slightly too long for my garage.
Liked the Med blue as did my wife. So far the car has been a joy. I got the basic SE but specced up the model with 3 packs vision, drivers etc. In other word I exchanged a lot of embellishments of the M sport, ie inside contrast lighting, for the things I thought I needed. Most imprtantly the X2 has 17 inch wheels with their 225/55 tyres non runflat tyres. This has disproved the doubts that the X2 has a hard or harsh ride. Indeed it rides better than the 330d even with the 330Ds adaptive suspension
Lovely ride especially on motorway.
Very good seating position not too high and not too low.
Brisk response from smooth engine
Super auto gear change even though different box to the 330D..
View out back is not brilliant but you get used it by using wing mirrors more.
Miss the 258bhp of the 330D - pity you couldnt get a 240 bhp X2.
So I'll be amazed if you don't love the car - indeed read one drooling report which says its not necessary to get the 2.0i as the 1.8i works very well too.
I'll be interested to read of your reactions. Best wishes with the new car.