BMW has showcased 2 new crossover siblings for its lineup. Named the BMW X2 and the BMW iX2, the vehicles come as successors to the X1 and the iX1 set of SUVs. The crossovers will make their first public appearance at the upcoming Japan Mobility Show in Tokyo. Though we already know many details about the cars, thanks to the recent unveil.
As is clear from their names, the BMW iX2 comes as an electrified version of the BMW X2, both of which are significantly bigger than the outgoing models. Here is a closer look at both the new SUVs from the house of BMW.
BMW X2 and iX2 Design and Dimensions
Starting from the front, the crossover carries a good amount of road presence, thanks to the new upright grille design. Having a closer look at it and can be noticed that BMW has focused on aerodynamics rather than smooth curves, the car follows an edgy design to cut the air at high speed providing good stability, handling and speed. The hood of the car has also been designed in a way that it goes along with the sharp edges of the front. The air ducts have been placed just beside the fog lights for better aerodynamics.
On the side, the first thing that grabs your attention is the sloping roof design. This design adds to the aesthetics as well as practicality of the car, by further improving aerodynamics and resulting in a better range on the BMW iX2. The SUVs also come with an optional set of 21-inch wheels. Overall the cars measure 4,554mm in length, 1845mm in width and 1590mm in height.
BMW X2 and iX2 Features and Performance
The BMW X2 and the iX2, come with a host of features including dual-zone automatic climate control, electrically adjustable seats with memory function, a heads-up display, a Harmon Kardon sound system, and a bigger-than-standard sunroof. Moreover, BMW has also used its BMW OS 9 on the cars, bringing tons of customizable options, including the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. The cars come equipped with an eSIM feature for better internet connectivity. All these features are integrated with a new 10.7-inch infotainment system.
The BMW iX2, being an all-electric Crossover, is powered by a 64.8kWh battery pack, which is paired to a dual-motor setup. It is enough to chunk out a crazy 313 hp of maximum power and 494 Nm of maximum torque. This torque helps the car to go from 0 to 100 kmph in just under 5.6 seconds. The battery pack provides a maximum range of 449 km (as per WLTP cycle) and can be charged from 0 to 100 per cent in under 6.5hr with an AC standard charger. With a DC fast charger, the battery can be juiced from 0 to 80 per cent in just under 30 minutes.
It is yet unclear if or when these cars will make their way to the Indian market. As and when they do, we can expect two very strong competitors in the premium SUV segment, both ICE and electric, by BMW.