The new generation of the crossover is heading to the first customers. It is created in a flexible digitized fabric.
Not long after the premiere, the production of the X2 and iX2 starts. It is created on the assembly line of the BMW Group factory in Regensburg, where it is possible to flexibly produce various types of drive units – exclusively internal combustion, plug-in hybrid and electric. Every day, up to 1,000 BMW 1 Series, BMW X1 and BMW X2 cars are produced here for customers around the world. Incidentally, the BMW Group plant here is the first automotive plant in the world to use a comprehensive digitized and automated process of inspection, processing and marking of painted surfaces of vehicles in standard production, which relies on robots controlled by artificial intelligence (AI).
The new BMW X2 has undergone several changes compared to its predecessor, being 194mm longer with a total length of 4554mm, 21mm wider and 64mm taller. The trunk capacity has increased to 560 to 1,470 liters, while the electric version of the iX2 will offer 525 to 1,400 liters. Although the car is based on the chassis of the previous generation, BMW made a number of modifications to improve driving characteristics. The front axle has newly tuned kinematics and stiffness, which reduces torque transfer to the steering and increases stability. At the rear, there is a three-link axle located on a subframe with a fixed bearing. Adaptive M suspension with frequency-selective damping as well as a 15 mm ground clearance reduction are available for sporty driving.
The basis is the three-cylinder sDrive20i version, which has an engine working in the Miller cycle with an output of 125 kW and a torque of 280 Nm. Thanks to the 48V mild-hybrid system, it accelerates to 100 km/h in 8.3 seconds with a consumption of 6.0 to 6.5 liters /100 km, and is affordable from CZK 1,041,300. The more powerful X2 M35i xDrive gasoline variant will offer an in-line four-cylinder with a power of 221 kW (300 hp) and a torque of 400 Nm, it will accelerate to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds and costs from CZK 1,466,400.
The diesel alternative is represented by the X2 sDrive18d model with a four-cylinder engine with an output of 110 kW (150 hp) and a torque of 360 Nm, which accelerates to 100 km/h in 8.9 seconds with a price from CZK 1,051,700. The electric version of the iX2 xDrive30e is available for 1,384,500 CZK, while a cheaper sDrive20e version with one axle drive is also expected in the future.