BMW unveils second-gen X2 with sloping roofline and all electric version
The battery-powered iX2 comes in at £56,540 and joins two petrol options
BMW has revealed its second-generation X2, which has undergone a complete coupe-SUV transformation, boasting a sloped roofline and bold aesthetics reminiscent of BMW's larger coupe SUVs, the X4 and X6.
Externally, the car features BMW’s distinctive kidney grilles which can be illuminated as an optional extra, plus expansive LED headlights The side profile meanwhile reveals a new, coupe-like roofline to differentiate it from the X1’s more traditional SUV look.
Inside, the X2's interior boasts a 10.25-inch digital instrument panel and a 10.7-inch central touchscreen, both enclosed by a single curved glass surface. These displays run on BMW's latest iDrive system, known as Operating System 9 which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
In terms of powertrains, the X2 is available in a choice of two petrol engines, plus an all-electric version. The base petrol version is the mild-hybrid sDrive20i, equipped with a 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine paired with a small electric motor. This configuration delivers 168bhp and 280Nm of torque, allowing the X2 to go from 0-62mph in 8.3 seconds. CO2 emissions range from 136 to 148g/km, and BMW reports an average fuel consumption of 43.5-47.1mpg on the WLTP test cycle.
For those desiring a high-performance option, the X2 M35i xDrive features a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine producing 296bhp and 400Nm of torque. Both engines use a seven-speed Steptronic transmission, but the M35i adds BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive, enabling a 0-62mph sprint in just 5.4 seconds. The top speed increases from 132 mph to 155mph, with CO2 emissions and fuel consumption ranging from 174-181g/km and 35.3-36.7mpg, respectively.
The all-electric iX2 xDrive30 boasts 309bhp and 494Nm of torque, thanks to dual electric motors. It accelerates from 0-62mph in 5.6 seconds, with a top speed electronically capped at 112mph. It is powered by a 64.8kWh battery, offering a claimed range of up to 279 miles. Its fast-charging feature allows a 10-80 percent charge in just 29 minutes using a compatible DC rapid charger.
The new BMW X2 is available for order now, ahead of deliveries scheduled to commence in March 2024.
Pricing starts from £39,365 for the X2 sDrive20i, and the M35i xDrive model is priced at £47,395. The battery-powered iX2 xDrive30 is the most expensive, coming in at £56,540.