BMW X2: the new generation doubles and splits.

After the X1, its coupe version is also being renewed, and for the first time, it’s going electric with the name BMW iX2, the electric variant of the brand new BMW X2.

The Bavarian brand is thus expanding its range of electric vehicles, following a transitional phase that offers both internal combustion and electric variants for all its models, while also bringing the concept of SAC, Sports Activity Coupe, to a compact form.

It’s time to forget the old BMW X2

The BMW X2 adopts the design of the X1 but with a coupé twist. The differences are mainly in the rear and the sides, with dynamically elongated lines and a large surface, increasing the length of the car by 194 mm compared to the previous generation, bringing it to a total of 4.55 meters. The width (21 mm) and height (64 mm) have also increased.

BMW X2

The wheelbase has been extended as well, allowing for more space in the rear seats and the trunk, which now has a respectable cargo capacity of 560 liters for BMW X2 and 525 liters for the BMW iX2.

BMW X2

While the front retains the X1’s design with the latest stylistic solutions and nearly hexagonal kidney grille and LED headlights, the rear features a sleek silhouette and proportions reminiscent of the X4 and X6. It aligns itself with the base of this range.

BMW X2

The M trims are even more exclusive. In the BMW X2’s gasoline variant, they feature two pairs of exhaust outlets integrated into the rear bumper, sportier side skirts, and aerodynamically optimized external details. The M Sport Pro package adds extended M High-gloss and Shadowline exterior finishes, M Shadowline lights, an M rear spoiler, and M Sport brakes with red-painted calipers.

There are two solid colors and eleven metallic finishes for the exterior of the BMW iX2, including the Fire variant in metallic red and two Frozen shades. In addition to these, there is an extensive range of special BMW Individual paints.

PPI: Practical Premium Interiors

Inside, you’ll find a modern premium environment with sporty touches. There’s a sleek dashboard with the BMW Curved Display, paired with the “floating” center armrest that serves as a control panel and a smartphone tray with indirect lighting and wireless charging.

BMW X2

New seats with perforated Veganza fabric and eye-catching quilted Vernasca leather are available as alternatives to the standard fabric upholstery. Sport seats, electronic adjustment with memory function, lumbar support, and massage are also available on request.

BMW X2

Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, BMW Maps navigation system, and a leather Sport steering wheel. The automatic tailgate, four USB-C ports, and two 12-volt sockets are also included.

BMW X2

Optional features include a heated steering wheel, Harman Kardon audio system, and a panoramic glass sunroof with an anti-reflective darkened surface for maximum comfort that extends to the windshield and side frames.

BMW iX2: Up to 449 km of Range

The BMW iX2 inherits the technical components from the iX1, starting with the iX2 xDrive30. It has two electric motors, one on the front axle and one on the rear, with a maximum power of 313 hp and 494 Nm of torque, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds, with a top speed limited to 180 km/h.

BMW X2

The battery has a net capacity of 64.8 kWh, with an estimated WLTP range between 417 and 449 km – depending on usage. Adaptive regenerative braking and the Max Range function contribute to the impressive range. The latest version of Max Performance Charging optimizes the car’s efficiency while charging.

BMW X2

The BMW iX2 also features the Plug & Charge Multi-Contract function, a connected charging package that optimizes the energy flow.

Still Petrolhead

The internal combustion engine version of the BMW X2 continues to offer a wide range of powertrains. The sportier M35i xDrive version is initially debuting, equipped with a 300 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and intelligent all-wheel drive for excellent performance. It features standard M adaptive suspensions that enhance agility and long-distance comfort, while M Compound brakes are offered as an option.

BMW X2

The other petrol and diesel versions are less performance-oriented and more fuel-efficient, with the standard Steptronic dual-clutch transmission. The range starts with the BMW X2 sDrive20i, featuring a 170 hp mild-hybrid 48-volt system, comprising 156 hp from the combustion engine and 19 hp from the integrated electric unit.

The diesel offerings include the BMW X2 sDrive18d with a power output of 150 hp.

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