BMW is set to introduce its second-generation X2 coupe-SUV in early 2024, aiming to compete with rivals like the Range Rover Evoque and Mercedes GLA. The original X2, launched in 2018, was a sportier counterpart to the X1. However, the new X2 has undergone a significant transformation, adopting a more aggressive design with a sloping roofline, similar to BMW’s larger coupe SUVs, the X4 and X6.
The 2024 BMW X2 range, scheduled to hit the Australian market, includes:
- X2 xDrive20i priced at $75,900 (excluding on-road costs)
- X2 M35i xDrive priced at $92,900
- iX2 xDrive30 (pricing to be confirmed)
While the Audi Q3 Sportback is a direct competitor, the X2 faces a host of premium small SUVs, such as the Cupra Formentor and Jaguar E-Pace. The Range Rover Evoque and Mercedes GLA, both recently facelifted, also present strong options.
What may set the X2 apart are its bold and distinctive looks. The large BMW kidney grilles dominate the front, flanked by extended LED headlights. Notably, an illuminated grille is available for those who want to emphasize this unique design feature. The X2’s elongated body measures 4,554mm in length, 194mm longer than its predecessor, with a wheelbase of 2,692mm (+22mm). It is 1,845mm wide (+21mm) and stands at 1,590mm tall (+64mm).
In Australia, the X2 is offered with two petrol engine options:
- The xDrive20i, powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 150kW and 300Nm.
- The high-performance X2 M35i xDrive, featuring a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine generating 233kW and 400Nm. This model can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 5.4 seconds.
The iX2, an electric variant, utilizes electric motors to produce up to 230kW with a 64.8kWh battery unit, offering a range of 417 to 449 kilometers on the WLTP cycle and fast charging capabilities.
Inside, the cabin boasts a 10.25-inch digital instrument panel and a 10.7-inch central touchscreen featuring BMW’s latest iDrive, Operating System 9. Cabin space has been improved, with extra rear kneeroom and expanded luggage capacity, varying with the chosen powertrain.
The 2024 BMW X2 and iX2 will make their debut at the 2023 Tokyo Motor Show in October and will be available in Australia in early 2024.