BMW has renewed the smallest “coupe” SUV in its offer, the X2. The Bavarian model abandons its sports hatchback shapes to adopt a profile closer to that of a fastback, following the example of the X4 and X6. The drop of the roof is now softer, while the rear window, much more inclined, ends in a small spoiler.
For the first time in the history of the model, it has a 100% electric derivative called iX2. From an aesthetic point of view, the changes compared to its thermal brother are minimal, highlighting the double kidney-shaped grille with the illuminated frame and the 17-inch wheels with a more aerodynamic design. At 4.55 meters long, it is located at the upper limit of the C segment (compact SUVs).
The cabin, approved for five seats, follows the main lines of the rest of the range, with a curved panel that encompasses the digital instrumentation and the infotainment system. The latter has specific graphics to show all the information related to the electric propulsion system. The trunk, for its part, has a volume of 525 liters.
It will be offered with two mechanical options: the front-wheel drive eDrive20, which will be launched next summer, and the all-wheel drive xDrive30, available from the beginning. The first will be equipped with a 204 HP (150 kW) engine, while the second reaches 313 HP (230 kW) thanks to the use of two propellers (one per axle).
The BMW iX2 would be the “coupe” version of the iX1
The battery in both cases will be the same, 66.5 kWh gross (64.8 kWh useful). The range of the iX2 xDrive30 is 279 miles WLTP; In addition, a new MAX RANGE function has been added that extends the range by 25%.
As for charging, it can recover up to 75 miles WLTP in just 10 minutes, as well as go from 10 to 80% in less than 30 minutes. Its peak power is probably the same as the iX1, which maxes out at 130 kW direct current; Not in vain, both models share a platform (UKL), motors, batteries, etc.
The BMW iX2 also equips a Plug & Charge Multi Contract system, which allows charging at public stations without the need to use apps or cards of any kind, since the entire validation and payment process is carried out automatically by the car itself, which is the user’s payment data stored.