BMW unveiled the all-electric version of the iX2 at the same time with the launch of the X2’s second generation in late 2023 for the 2024 model year.
The competition for supremacy in the small-sized crossover market took place on all fronts, including in the EV segment. As a result, BMW created a platform that iX2 shared with its iX1 sibling. Thanks to its rapid evolution in the EV market, the German automaker was able to provide electron-powered vehicles in all segments and all of its products, which were either electrified or fully electric. The iX2 was the electric version of the X2, a sporty-looking four-door coupe SAV made by BMW. Thanks to its higher ground clearance than a regular sedan, the small-sized crossover coupe could also travel on unpaved roads. Unfortunately, the automaker didn’t offer this electric vehicle on the U.S. market.
At the front, the car impressed with its front fascia, which represented another step in transforming one of the brand’s most notorious design themes, the kidney grille. Since an EV didn’t need such a broad cooling area, that element was actually a panel decorated with a rhomboidal mesh-like pattern and surrounded, as an option, with an LED rim. On the upper sides, it was flanked by the LED (optional adaptive LED) headlights with angular-shaped daytime running lights. On the lower side of the bumper, depending on the options, the iX2 featured a wide lower grille flanked by functional side scoops. From its profile, the iX2 featured a low greenhouse sloped back and continued by a raked forward tailgate. The tall door panels and narrow windows created a dynamic look for the vehicle, emphasized by the large, 20” alloy wheels. At the back, the iX2 featured a standard spoiler on the tailgate and also included the rearview camera. On the bumper, the automaker added black plastic cladding that concealed the car’s height and created the illusion of a higher ground clearance. Unlike other automakers, BMW didn’t put a massive fake diffuser there.
BMW created a unique upholstery for the iX2 with so-called smoked-white artificial leather. In front of the driver, the automaker placed the digital instrument cluster that was extended atop the center stack by the touchscreen for the iDrive infotainment system. The automaker created a four-seat cabin with bolstered seats at the front and a split-folding (40/20/40) bench in the rear. Behind them, the iX2 boasted a 525-liter (18.5 cu-ft.), which was slightly smaller than the one from the internal-combustion X2 but still large enough for families.
The iX2 was available from the start with an all-wheel-drive version named xDrive30, which included two motors, one for each axle. With a total output of 313 PS (308 hp), the smallest crossover coupe from BMW could accelerate from zero to 62 MPH (0-100 kph) in 5.6 seconds, onto a way to a capped top speed of 180 kph (112 MPH).
ENGINE SPECS - xDrive30 64.7 KWh (313 HP)
|Total maximum power:||230.2 kw (313 hp)|
|Total maximum torque:||364.4 lb-ft (494 Nm)|
|Top speed (electrical):||112 mph (180 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||5.6 s|
|Drive Type:||All Wheel Drive|
|Front:||Single-piston floating-calliper disc brakes|
|Rear:||Single-piston floating-calliper disc brakes|
|Tire Size:||205/65 R17 100Y XL|
|Length:||179.3 in (4554 mm)|
|Width:||72.6 in (1844 mm)|
|Height:||61.4 in (1560 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||66/66.1 in (1,676/1,679 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||106 in (2692 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||6.6 in (168 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||18.5 cuFT (524 L)|
|Turning circle:||39 ft (11.9 m)|
|Unladen Weight:||4619 lbs (2095 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||5743 lbs (2605 kg)|
POWER SYSTEM SPECS
|Nominal Capacity:||64.7 kWh|
|Range:||259.1 miles (417.0 km)|
|Front Electric Motor: 190 HP (140 KW) / 247 Nm|
Rear Electric Motor: 190 HO (140 KW) / 247 Nm