BMW New Zealand will enhance its diverse and expanding model portfolio next year with launch of the all-new BMW X2. Due in the country in the first half of 2024, the line-up will include the first X2 to feature
fully electric power in the form of the iX2 eDrive20.
Addition of this new offering will expand the company’s fully electric portfolio and underline BMW New Zealand as offering the widest selection of fully electric vehicles of any manufacturer represented in the country.
At the top of the line-up will be the X2 M35i xDrive, which features a 2.0-litre four cylinder engine that produces 221kw of power and helps to propel the new model to 100km/h in just 5.4-seconds. Both the X2 petrol model and fully electric iX2 will be produced flexibly on a single assembly line at BMW Plant Regensburg in Germany. The high-voltage batteries for the iX2 are also made at the Regensburg site.
Exterior design: authentic Sports Activity Coupé with dynamic lines and a confident presence.
The new BMW X2 has a distinctive, visually expressive design showing clear differentiation from the brand’s compact Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), the BMW X1, which launched in New Zealand earlier this year.
The new BMW X2 has grown by 194 mm in length over its predecessor to 4,554 mm, by 21 mm in width to 1,845 mm and by 64 mm in height to 1,590 mm. Its increased wheelbase and wider tracks also benefit space in both the five seats and the boot. The new X2 has a maximum load capacity of 560-1,470 litres, depending on the model variant, while the BMW iX2 offers between 525 and 1,400 litres.
The model-specific, upright front end of the new BMW X2 exudes confidence and presence. Its defining elements are striking LED headlights and an almost hexagonal BMW kidney grille that integrates the striking BMW Iconic Glow contour lighting as standard for local customers.
The roofline, which flows along an unbroken path into the rear end, creates a slim, coupé-shaped silhouette and proportions in the signature style of an SAC from BMW. At the rear, the prominently flared wheel arches and muscular shoulders come to the fore. The horizontal contours of the model-specific rear
light design further enrich the sporting flavour, as do a Gurney-style spoiler and striking rear apron.
M-specific design features such as the two pairs of exhaust tailpipes integrated into the rear apron give the BMW X2 M35i xDrive a particularly dynamic aura. An M Sport package will also be available for the new BMW iX2, bringing aerodynamically optimised exterior details. The M Sport package Pro, which adds extended M High-gloss Shadowline exterior trim, M lights Shadowline, an M rear spoiler and an M Sport braking system with red-painted callipers can be specified as a no-cost option for the X2 M35i xDrive.
BMW iX2: premium electric mobility in a compact sports activity coupé – An all-electric variant will be part of the new SAC line-up for New Zealand via the BMW iX2 eDrive20. Its front-mounted drive unit generates system output of 150kW, including temporary boost.
The iX2 eDrive20 features a high-voltage battery with an impressive 64.8kWh of usable energy with the high efficiency of the drive system enabling a range of up to 477 kilometres on the WLTP cycle. Adaptive recuperation and the MAX RANGE function also contribute to the outstanding range figures. The latest version of the Max Performance Charging software optimises efficiency when charging the car.
BMW X2 M35i xDrive takes performance to new levels – The new BMW X2 M35i xDrive is set to bring the compact SAC’s dynamic nature even more prominently to the fore with hallmark M design and handling
characteristics. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder M TwinPower engine of the X2 M35i xDrive produces maximum output of 221kW, helping to launch the new model to 100km/h from rest in just 5.4 seconds. M-specific chassis tuning teams up with BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive to deliver sublime performance characteristics. Its standard adaptive M suspension enhances both agility and long-distance comfort. M Compound brakes, which deliver enhanced stopping power, will be available as an option.
BMW New Zealand will announce the specification and pricing detail of the iX2 eDrive20 and X2 M35i xDrive in 2024.