BMW Unveils Second-Generation X2 Series, Showcasing Electrifying iX2 at Japan Mobility Show

JAPAN: BMW showcased the highly anticipated second-generation X2 series, turning heads with the world premiere of the all-electric iX2. Scheduled for launch in March 2024, this eco-conscious addition signals BMW’s commitment to a sustainable future in the automotive industry.

The foundation of this new Sports Activity Vehicle lies in a revamped platform featuring an extended wheelbase, designed to accommodate gas, diesel, and fully-electric powertrains. Additionally, plans are in motion for a second electric model to join the iX portfolio shortly.

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For enthusiasts seeking dynamic performance, the X2 M35i xDrive M Performance model emerges as a beacon of excitement. Sporting a potent 317 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque at 2,000 rpm, it channels power through a seven-speed double-clutch gearbox, propelling all four wheels. 

The M35i also boasts an Adaptive M suspension with a 15-mm lower ride height, optional M Compound brakes, and a dual tailpipe exhaust system, achieving a swift 0 to 100 km/h sprint in just 5.4 seconds.

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However, stealing the spotlight is the all-new, all-electric BMW iX2 xDrive30. This remarkable vehicle harnesses the power of two electric motors for seamless all-wheel-drive performance, delivering an impressive 313 horsepower and 364 lb-ft of torque from the get-go. 

The iX2 accelerates to 100 km/h in a mere 5.6 seconds, while its driving range, based on WLTP estimates, spans between 417 to 449 kilometres. A groundbreaking Max Range function promises to extend driving distances by up to 25 per cent, showcasing BMW’s dedication to innovation.

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Inside the iX2, modernity reigns supreme with BMW’s cutting-edge twin-screen setup featuring a 10.25-inch information display and a 10.7-inch multimedia display, seamlessly integrated under a single, free-standing, curved piece of glass. 

Operating System 9, the latest iteration of BMW’s iDrive system, offers enhanced speed and functionality. Surprisingly spacious, the cabin comfortably accommodates two adults in the back seat, with storage space measuring 525 litres with seats upright and a capacious 1,400 litres with them folded down, albeit slightly less than its gas-powered counterpart.

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