Along with the 5 Series and the 6 Series GT, BMW has also updated the X2 crossover. While it doesn’t look like there are any styling updates whatsoever compared with the original X2 that debuted in 2017, the updates are under the hood.
That said, the new X2 has lost the fog lights at the front for reasons that are yet to be discovered. A quick comparison above with the new X2 (left) and the original X2 of 2017 (right). What’s new are the standard LED headlights with integrated bad weather light and a new ‘Phytonic Blue’ metallic exterior color.
The hybrid powertrain of the X2 xDrive25e is a combination of a 1.5-litre (1,499 cc) 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine under the hood and an electric motor driving the rear wheels. Gearbox is a 6-speed Steptronic. A 10 kWh (8.8 kWh net) capacity lithium-ion battery pack is positioned underneath the rear seats. The ICE puts out 92 kW (125 hp) between 5000–5500 rpm and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque between 1500–3800 rpm, while the e-motor pumps out 70 kW (95 hp) at 8000 rpm and 165 Nm (122 lb-ft) of torque between 100-3900 rpm.
The combined output figures are claimed to be 162 kW (220 hp) and 385 Nm (284 lb-ft) of torque, which enables a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration in 6.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 195 km/h (121 mph).
The X2 xDrive25e can drive on electric power alone for up to 57 km (35 mi) as per EU test cycle. The all-electric top speed is claimed to be 135 km/h (84 mph). Download the spec sheet here.
Depending on the market, the X2 xDrive25e will be available from July 2020. Prices start at €47,250.
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