2024 BMW iX2: An Electric Crossover with a Twist
A Sneak Peek into the Future: 2024 BMW iX2
The 2024 BMW iX2 has been spotted making a pit stop at a Tesla Supercharger in Europe, indicating the automaker’s efforts to develop electric vehicles. The iX2 prototype is heavily disguised, but it is clear that the model will have a fully enclosed grille, new headlights, and pronounced daytime running lights. The crossover also sports a familiar greenhouse and more curvaceous bodywork. The model will share its powertrain with the iX1, featuring a 64.7 kWh battery pack and a dual motor all-wheel-drive system with a combined output of 309 hp and 364 lb-ft of torque. The iX1 can accelerate from 0-62 mph in 5.6 seconds, before hitting a limited top speed of 112 mph. The crossover has a WLTP range of between 259 and 273 miles.
The Nürburgring Test: Pushing the Limits
BMW is investing more than $380 million at its Regensburg factory where later this year the company will start the production of the iX2. A new video of the zero-emissions model lapping the Nürburgring has surfaced, showing a heavily camouflaged prototype being tested on the legendary track. The iX2 will be largely based on the iX1, meaning it should be available as an xDrive30e model with 313 horsepower and 364 pound-feet from a dual-motor system. In the corresponding iX1, up to 272 miles of range on a single charge are possible thanks to a 64.7-kilowatt-hour battery package.
The iX2: A New Addition to BMW’s Electric Lineup
The redesigned X2 is due to be revealed later this year, likely as a 2024 model though an arrival for the 2025 model year is also possible. The iX2 will debut alongside the gas-powered model. BMW is working on a redesign for the X2 compact crossover, and this time around there will be an electric iX2 variant. Prototypes for the gas-powered X2 have been spotted for over a year but we now have our first look at a test vehicle for the electric iX2. Expect the iX2 to match the specifications of the iX1, meaning a 64.7-kwh battery and a dual-motor powertrain rated at 308 hp.
The iX2: A New Shape for BMW’s Electric Crossover
BMW’s electric onslaught will continue later this year with the unveiling of the second-generation X2. The iX2 is going for the mini-X4 vibe, therefore eschewing the raised hatchback silhouette of its predecessor. For a fully electric crossover, the iX2 is certainly loud, not because of an internal combustion engine but rather due to the tires screeching while the test driver pushes the vehicle hard through the corners. The iX2 is going to be assembled in late 2023 at the Regensburg plant in Germany.