As a lifelong BMW fan, the enthusiast in me finds it somewhat discouraging that BMWs have given up some of their unmatchable handling feel for increasingly levels of comfort, and that
CUVs SAVs now account for a substantial percentage of BMW sales. Yet as a realist, I fully understand that automakers like BMW must adapt to market conditions and consumer preferences in order to survive, thus more comfortable vehicles and more CUVs.
Like anyone or anything important to me, I usually jump to defend BMW in the face of unjust criticism. However, when BMW introduced the X2 earlier this year, I couldn’t find many kind words to say about it, and quite frankly groaned at the addition of another front-wheel drive-based BMW that looks very similar to a number of crossovers out there. But would driving one for four days change my perspective?