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The new BMW X2 range has been unveiled, with the range topped by the all-electric iX2 SUV which delivers sizeable grunt and an impressive driving range.
That begins with the BMW X2 sDrive18d, powered by a four-cylinder diesel that produces 110kW and drinks as little as 5.1L/100km on the combined cycle. This one is looking unlikely for Australia, with BMW here yet to confirm it for our market.
Instead, we'll start with the first petrol-powered model, the BMW X2 sDrive20i, which is equipped with a clever three-cylinder engine complete with 48v mild-hybrid tech to deliver a total 125kW and 300Nm, all while returning fuel use as low as 6.0L/100km. A seven-speed auto takes care of the gearing.
That model starts from $75,900, plus on-road costs, and delivers an extensive standard-equipment list, including:
Things take a sporty turn from there with the BMW X2 M35i xDrive, which scores a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol firing out up to 233kW, which helps knock off the sprint to 100km/h in just 5.4 seconds, with that power fed through a seven-speed automatic to all four wheels. It also scores quad exhaust tips, an M-specific chassis tune, adaptive M suspension and BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive, which the brand promises "delivers sublime performance characteristics".
The X2 M35i xDrive is priced from $92,900, plus on-road costs, and its equipment builds on the sDrive20i with:
But the king of the X2 castle is the first-ever BMW iX2 xDrive30. It gets a twin-motor BEV setup, with a total 230kW and 494Nm on offer. That's enough, says BMW, to clip 100km/h in just 5.6 seconds, and it will deliver a top speed of 180km/h.
Also on board is a 64.8kWh (usable) lithium-ion battery, which BMW says will carry you up to 449kms between charges. We're still awaiting details on charging capacity and architecture voltage, but they will arrive soon enough. BMW is yet to confirm pricing and specification in Australia for this model.
Elsewhere, the BMW X2 range has grown in every dimension – 194mm longer, 21mm wider, and 64mm higher – to come in at 4554mm in length, 1845mm in width and 1590mm in height, while boot space is 560L-1470L in the X2, and 525L-1470L in the iX2.
Pricing and specification details for Australia are yet to be confirmed, but expect the X2's all-LED lighting, Veganza and Vernasca leather trim options, the new central airbag, two-zone automatic climate control, and a sport leather steering wheel to arrive as standard kit.
The X2 range will make its public debut at the Tokyo mobility show later this month, so watch this space.