BMW has recently revealed its latest addition to its electric vehicle lineup, the BMW iX2. The iX2 is a compact electric SUV that combines the sporty performance and stylish design of the popular X2 model with the environmental benefits and cutting-edge technology of the i brand. The iX2 is the first fully electric model in the X family, and it aims to offer a dynamic driving experience with zero emissions.
The iX2 results from BMW’s ambitious plan to expand its electric vehicle portfolio in the coming years. BMW aims to have 25 electrified models by 2025, including 12 fully electric models. The iX2 joins other electric models, such as the i3 hatchback, the i4 sedan, the i8 sports car, and the upcoming iX flagship SUV.
The BMW iX2 is expected to go on sale in Europe in early 2024 with a starting price of $54,000. The iX2 will compete with other compact electric SUVs, such as the Tesla Model Y, the Volkswagen ID.4, and the Hyundai Ioniq 5.
In this article, we will take a closer look at the features and specifications of the new BMW iX2 and see how it compares to its rivals.
Powertrain and Performance
The iX2 is based on the same platform as the BMW X2 but has been modified to accommodate an electric powertrain. The iX2 has a single electric motor that produces 228 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, enabling it to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 112 mph.
The iX2 has a battery capacity of 64.8 kWh, which gives it a range of up to 217 miles on a single charge. A fast charger can recharge the battery from 10% to 80% in 34 minutes.
The 2024 BMW iX2 also features an intelligent energy management system that optimizes the efficiency and performance of the vehicle. The system can adjust the power output of the motor, the regenerative braking intensity, and the climate control settings according to the driving mode, the road conditions, and the driver’s preferences. The system can also use navigation data and real-time traffic information to plan the journey's best route and charging strategy.
The iX2 offers three driving modes: Comfort, Eco Pro, and Sport. Comfort mode provides a balanced setting for everyday driving, Eco Pro mode maximizes the range by reducing energy consumption, and Sport mode enhances the responsiveness and agility of the vehicle.
The 2024 BMW iX2 delivers a smooth and quiet ride thanks to its low center of gravity, adaptive suspension system, and sound insulation. The iX2 also has high stability and traction thanks to its all-wheel drive system, electronic stability control system, and dynamic stability control system.