The following-gen BMW X2 made its spy photograph debut a short while in the past, and now that mannequin’s electrical twin is becoming a member of it. Provided that BMW calls the newly-revealed electrical model of the X1 an iX1, we suspect this electrical model of the X2 shall be referred to as the iX2.
This tester lets itself be often known as an EV in a number of alternative ways, however none extra apparent than the large sticker on the rear calling it out as an “Electrified Car.” Past that, there’s the distinct lack of exhaust pipes popping out the rear, and the entrance grille is usually shrouded over. Examine that to the gas-powered tester we spied final month with the open/uncovered grille, and the variations are clear.
Similar to the common X2, this iX2 adopts the brand new physique model for the brand new technology. It’s far nearer to the X4 in form than the funky X2 as we all know it in the present day. The intense LED lights in entrance are somewhat simpler to make out on this set of spy pictures, and the sunshine signature appears to be like reasonably blocky and daring. We’ll additionally word that BMW has used the identical funky and tall lip spoiler on the EV because it makes use of on the gas-powered X2.
As for what the mechanicals beneath the iX2 will include, they’re more likely to mirror that of the iX1 (its platform mate). Solely an iX1 xDrive30 is out now, and this powertrain is made up of two electrical motors, one in entrance and one in again for all-wheel drive. Output is 313 horsepower and 364 pound-feet of torque, which BMW claims is nice for a 0-62 mph run in 5.7 seconds. Vary is respectable, as BMW predicts the iX1 will go 257-272 miles on a full cost. The iX2’s slick form might enhance that vary, too.
What’s most unclear, although, is that if the iX2 will see the U.S. market. As of now, the iX1 isn’t slated on the market right here. Will BMW give us the coupe model of the electrical crossover as an alternative? We’ll have to attend and see.