BMW has pulled the covers off its first ever iX2 electric SUV which is set to feature brand new styling and over 400km of electric range
Confirmed with a single xDrive30 variant, the new iX2 will use a dual-motor setup that produces 230kW/494Nm and will be able to accelerate to 100km/h in 5.6 seconds.
This makes the iX2 only very slightly less powerful than the combustion-engine powered BMW X2 M35i xDrive that will produce 233kW/400Nm for Australia.
Powering the iX2 will be a 64.8kWh usable battery pack that can provide a claimed electric driving range of up to 449km (WLTP).
Wearing a similar design to the closely-related iX1, the BMW iX2 features a unique rear-end with a sloping rear roofline and unique tail lights. Rivals such as the Volvo C40 Recharge and Lexus UX300e share a similar body style, though competition can also be found in Mercedes-Benz’s EQA.
With electric vehicles typically far more expensive than their combustion counterparts, it’s no surprise to see high demand for more affordable single-motor variants, alongside the more performance-focused dual-motor models.
BMW recently unveiled its new iX1, which offers up to 230kW of power and 494Nm of torque. An entry grade eDrive20 produces 150kW/250Nm.
The iX2 debuts BMW’s SAC (Sports Activity Coupe) design concept for the very first time, with the model to be built in a single assembly line alongside the combustion X2 in Regensburg.
The new electric SUV is set for launch in Europe and other global markets in March 2024, with a second all-electric variant to launch around June/July 2024.
The new iX2 was announced alongside its BMW X2 cousin which will be driven by 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engines.
Australian pricing for the BMW iX2 is set to be announced in late October before the electric SUV’s production and launch in the first quarter of 2024.
Expect local pricing to be somewhere around above the current iX1 SUV, which starts from $78,900 before on-road costs.
The BMW iX2 is the next phase for electric mobility with BMW fifth-generation battery technologies installed.
Petrol-powered versions of the BMW X2 range are also expected in the first quarter of 2024.
The newly-designed X2 look has been completely restyled when compared to the first-generation F39 model.
As standard, the new BMW iX2 xDrive30 will feature the following technologies and equipment:
Optional extras, features and functionality are yet to be confirmed by the BMW Group for the fully-charged iX2 in Australia.
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