BMW has released a new version of its X2 while introducing a fully electric version in the iX2.
Set to make its formal debut at the Japan Mobility Show in Tokyo on October 26, the new X2 will be priced from £39,365 for the standard car and £56,540 for the electric iX2 with both cars available to order now ahead of first deliveries during March next year.
The X2 now measures 19mm longer than the car it replaces while its wheelbase has been increased as well so that the car can offer more interior space. It has grown wider, too, while it now stands 64mm taller than before. The whole exterior has a far more coupe-influenced design than before, too.
The X2 will launch in M Sport specification as standard, bringing larger side skirts, gloss black exterior trim and 19-inch light alloy wheels. Inside, you’ll find sport seats, an Alcantara-trimmed instrument panel and an M leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles. A new 10.25-inch infotainment display sits alongside a 10.7-inch control display, with BMW’s new Operating System 9 providing slick performance and plenty of features.
The new iX2 xDrive30, meanwhile, has over 300bhp and 494Nm of torque, making it only slightly slower than the M35i with a zero to 60mph time of 5.4 seconds. BMW claims it’ll return up to 266 miles of range, too. It can be charged at speeds of up to 130kW, too, enabling a 10 to 80 per cent charge in 29 minutes. Connect to an 11kW home charger and a full charge can take 6.5 hours.