The X2 will be a smaller sibling to the BMW X4 and X6.
The second-generation BMW X2 is gearing up for an imminent unveiling, with previews confirming it will adopt a rakish new roofline and much larger grille as part of a total design reinvention aimed at positioning it as a bona fide ‘baby’ X6.
- Coupe version of the existing X1 SUV
- Could be offered with a range of powertrains
- More powerful X2 M35i spied testing recently
BMW X2 design and interior
Shown in a teaser video released by BMW ahead of a reveal in the coming weeks, the new X2 will swap the raised hatchback silhouette of the current car for a more coupé form and will be a smaller sibling to the BMW X4 and BMW X6.
Also visible is an expansive new grille, which will bring the X2 into line with its newer SUVs. There is an illuminated surround on the grille like that of the new BMW i7 – flanked by X1-shaped headlights with a bespoke LED light signature.
The redesign will cement the X2’s positioning as the style-focused sibling of the BMW X1, much like the X4 does for the X3 and the X6 for the X5. Like those larger coupé-SUVs, it is expected to be technically identical to the X1.
On the inside too, all variants are expected to be largely identical to the X1, doing away with the current car’s rotary infotainment control knob for a touch-control-heavy arrangement centred around a 10.7-inch infotainment screen and 10.25-inch digital driver display. The primary difference will be a slight decrease in headroom and boot space, courtesy of the sloping roof.
BMW X2 powertrains
The BMW X2 should be offered with a range of petrol, diesel and hybrid powertrains ranging in output from 170hp to 326hp – and it has already been confirmed that the reinvented SUV will be available for the first time with pure-electric power.
The new electric BMW iX2 will rival the likes of the Volkswagen ID 5 and Volvo C40 with the iX1’s 313hp twin-motor arrangement, which will get it from 0-100kph in around 5.6sec and a range of 440km from its 66.4kWh battery. Charging speeds will peak at 130kW.
The BMW X2 M35i is also set to return, having been spotted testing at the Nürburgring recently. It’s distinguishable from its less powerful siblings by its quad-exit exhausts and will go after the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 with a 300hp turbo four-cylinder engine that will do 0-100kph in 5.4sec.
BMW X2 global reveal and launch
As confirmed by BMW chairman Oliver Zipse at the German car maker’s annual conference in March, the cars will be launched at the end of 2023. BMW recently launched the all-electric iX1 SUV this week for Rs 66.9 lakh ( ex-showroom). The X1 has been popular among Indian buyers with it being BMW’s best-selling luxury SUV for FY2023.