BMW has expanded its electric vehicle lineup with the introduction of the iX2 eDrive20, alongside the announcement of the facelifted 4-Series Coupe and Convertible. Priced at £50,710 in the UK, the iX2 eDrive20 offers a more affordable option compared to its xDrive30 counterpart, costing £6,735 less.
Powering the iX2 eDrive20 is a single electric motor delivering 204 hp to the front wheels. Despite being positioned as an entry-level variant, the electric SUV boasts respectable performance figures, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds and achieving a top speed of 170 km/h. Thanks to its 64.8 kWh battery pack, the eDrive20 offers an extended driving range of 478 km, surpassing the xDrive30 by 29 km. For charging convenience, the iX2 eDrive20 supports AC charging at 11 kW and 22 kW, as well as DC charging at up to 130 kW, allowing for an additional 120 km of range with just a 10-minute charge.
While complete specifications and equipment details for the iX2 eDrive20 have yet to be disclosed by BMW, it is anticipated to inherit features from the iX1 eDrive20, such as a 10.7-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch infotainment display. Accompanying the iX2 is the X2 xDrive20d, the second diesel model in the X2 lineup. Equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an integrated electric motor within a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, the xDrive20d delivers a combined output of 163 hp and 360 Nm of torque. Furthermore, BMW announces an expanded range of exterior paint finishes for all versions of the X2 and iX2 starting from March, including the striking Frozen Black Metallic option. With the introduction of the iX2 eDrive20 and the updated X2 xDrive20d, BMW continues to diversify its offerings in the electric and diesel segments, catering to a wider range of consumer preferences and needs.