Ah, the controversial Moose Test. The latest vehicle to be subjected to this extreme handling evaluation? The new BMW X2, in front-wheel-drive guise.
Yes, the folks over at km77 have put the newest member of BMW’s X-badged family through one of the toughest handling tests, which is designed to simulate an animal suddenly running in front of a moving vehicle.
Interestingly, though, whereas the Swedes usually perform the evaluation at about 60 km/h, this latest test from the Spaniards is conducted at slightly higher speeds.
Indeed, as you’ll see in the video below, the BMW X2 (in sDrive20i guise and running on Pirelli Cinturato P7 225/45 R19 rubber) just about completes the test at 73 km/h despite oodles of understeer. Things start to go awry at 75 km/h and predictably the X2 struggles even more at the full 77 km/h.
Of course, at least some of the X2’s performance could be down to driver skill, but it’s interesting to note that km77 reported a similar showing from the new Volvo XC40, while the Mercedes-Benz GLA managed to complete the test at the full 77 km/h.
Watch the BMW X2 take on the Moose Test in the footage below...
Ryan has spent most of his career in online media, writing about everything from sport to politics and other forms of crime. But his true passion – reignited by a 1971 Austin Mini Mk3 still tucked lifeless in a dark corner of his garage – is of the automotive variety.