The 2021 BMW X2 is going to be the smallest coupe crossover in the lineup and changes for the new season are more than interesting. The engine lineup is introducing the new member – a hybrid unit with enhanced mileage. Well, the price of the premium vehicle goes up, but the X2 will make it up to you with an excellent fuel economy. In a few years, the investment will be covered. The model is coming as the xDriva25e.
Besides the drivetrain, there are a few more novelties on the 2021 BMW X2. After only three years, the company is updating its subcompact model. The crossover still keeps the coupe body style for a more aggressive appearance. We are yet to see the production model. So far, only spy photos are available. However, the level of camouflage is promising many changes on the body. Sources from Germany say that the front grille is becoming bigger. Also, the interior is getting a refresh, with more features across packages.
Now, with the hybrid model available, the X2 is getting a third option. The base one is pretty powerful with 228 hp. The M35i is boosting the power outputs to 300 ponies. The PHEV system will be the least capable with 220 hp. Still, the crossover will be able to accelerate 0-60 mph in just 7 seconds.
Changes For 2021 Season
The major change for the upcoming season is the arrival of the new unit. It also brings several other things with it, including a special package of equipment. Engineers will increase the ground clearance by 0.3 inches with the special suspension. LED lights should be standard, while the prototype is not showing fog lights. BMW will add special features, such as a smartphone app for remote control of the vehicle. Safety is also improved. The 2021 BMW X2 might introduce a kind of autonomous drive. The carmaker announced Level 4, but it is too much for the next season, having in mind that the most advanced system is Level 2+, offered in Tesla vehicles.
All the spotlights are on the PHEV model. We couldn’t find too many details about the rest of the lineup, but we assume the same shell will hold petrol units. European buyers can also get a diesel configuration, but it is not coming to the US. With the fresh look and the latest technology, BMW is cementing its place as the best carmaker in the compact luxury segment.
2021 BMW X2 Models and Specs
The base configuration is there with a 2.0-liter drivetrain that produces 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, making the 2021 BMW X2 one of the most powerful crossovers in the subcompact segment. the same unit is available for the X1 and a few other vehicles in BMW’s portfolio. An eight-speed automatic gearbox is a power router that sends energy to front wheels. The xDrive is optional and the crossover sprints to 60 mph in just 6.3 seconds (6.6 with an AWD). The gas mileage might get a boost with lighter materials in the body.
Another option is a 2.0-liter unit with higher outputs, reaching 300 hp and 330 lb-ft of twist. In this case, the xDrive AWD is the only setup. The gas mileage is not harmed too much. The M35i will return 1-2 miles less per gallon. On the other hand, the price goes up.
2021 BMW X2 Plug-In Hybrid Range, Recharge Time
The hybrid setup is based on a 1.5-liter petrol engine that produces 130 ponies. An electric battery supports the drivetrain with additional power. Combined, two powerplants are able to create 220 hp and 285 lb-ft of torque. the sprint time to 60 mph should be 6.8 seconds. The company is not announcing the ratings, but the range of the PHEV version will be able to go 35 miles by using the electric battery only. BMW is still working on the recharging system. If everything goes right, the X22 hybrid will need 3 hours for an 80-percent charge on the home outlets by using special equipment. The German carmaker is also developing a network of stations, where owners can speed up the process.
2021 BMW X2 Release Date and Price
At this point, we know the 2021 BMW X2 PHEV will cost about 47,000 euros in European countries. In the US, the situation is a bit different, with more carmakers using similar technologies. Well, a subcompact model with a price tag above $50,000 is not something buyers will be happy about. BMW needs to modify the MSRP and the entire offer.
The rest of the lineup is going to keep the prices we know about. That means the sDrive starts around $37,000, while the xDrive adds $2,000. The performance M35i edition will add nearly 100 ponies, but it will cost buyers $10,000. So, the plug-in hybrid is going to be the most expensive unit in the lineup. the new X2 will show up in a few months.