The second generation of the BMW X2 is here after the model first introduced the concept of a Sports Activity Coupé (SAC) to the BMW range back in 2018. Along with a new version of the existing BMW X2 M35i, the second generation of the X2 brings with it the newest member of the BMW electric family in the form of the BMW iX2.
The new BMW X2 has been completely redesigned both inside and out and is almost completely unrecognisable when compared with the previous model.The new X2 boasts larger dimensions and a more pronounced shape to create a much more distinctive, sportier look. This increase in size also benefits comfort inside the cockpit and luggage space, with the new X2 offering a maximum load capacity of 560 - 1,470 litres and the iX2 offering between 525 and 1,400 litres.
There is nowhere the X2’s distinctive new design can be seen better than in the prominent new BMW Kidney Grille. The Kidney Grille can also be made to stand out even more with the inclusion of the optional BMW Iconic Glow, which uses innovative LED technology to accentuate the angular grille shape with glowing white light. Intelligent LED technology is also used in the front headlights, rear lights, daytime driving lights, and position lights.
X2 sDrive 20i and M35i
The base model of the BMW X2 is the 1.5 litre petrol model, the X2 sDrive 20i. The three-cylinder petrol variant uses mild hybrid technology to deliver a power output of 170hp on a front-wheel drive system. The sDrive 20i also benefits from M Sport Trim as standard which includes features such as M Sport Adaptive Suspension at no extra cost.
The BMW X2 is also available as an M Performance model - the X2 M35i xDrive. The M35i uses a 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine to produce an impressive power output of 300hp which can be fully utilised by the innovative BMW xDrive All-Wheel Drive system. A 0-62mph time of 5.4 seconds demonstrates the dynamic nature of the exciting X2 M35i, which will be available immediately from launch.
The first BMW iX2
An all-electric variant of the X2 joins the range for the second generation meaning that the BMW iX2 xDrive 30 becomes BMW’s first electric SAC. The iX2 makes use of a 64.8kWh high voltage battery to produce 230kW/313hp of output. This outstanding all-electric power output is channelled through the BMW xDrive All-Wheel Drive system to ensure truly magnificent performance and handling, which can be seen in the rapid acceleration - getting from 0-62mph in just 5.6 seconds.
The new BMW iX2 boasts a range of up to 266 miles* thanks to its high voltage battery, which can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent in under 30 minutes when using DC charging up to 130kW which can be found at rapid charging points typically located at service stations. When charging at home using AC charging up to 11kW, the iX2’s battery can be recharged from 0 to 100 percent in 6.5 hours, which is ideal for overnight charging.
This is just a brief overview of the range of amazing new features that come with the all new BMW X2 sDrive 20i, X2 M35i xDrive, and iX2 xDrive 30. For more information about any of these new additions to the BMW model range, please enquire below.
*These figures were obtained after the battery had been fully charged. There is a new test for fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures. The electric range shown was achieved using the new test procedure. Figures shown are for comparability purposes. Only compare fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load.