BMW iX2 EV Will Make As Much Power As An Old BMW M3

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This crossover is said to produce 308 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque.

You're looking at the first photos of a production-ready (ish) BMW X2 with an electric drivetrain.

Shortly after the cancellation of the F39-generation X2 to make room for the next-gen car, we theorized that the platform would be getting an electric drivetrain. Well, here it is.

We've spied test mules of the car before, but this is our first-ever look at the new iX2 in what we believe to be a primarily finalized design. The most significant giveaways here are the closed kidney grilles and a distinct lack of exhaust pipes. Our spies also reported this car was wearing an "electric vehicle" badge as required by EU regulations.

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For now, we know the electrified X2 will come in an xDrive30 trim, meaning it will have a dual-motor setup, forming an eAWD system. Don't rule out an M-lite trim, either. Our spies have reason to believe output is somewhere around 308 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque.

That, in addition to the dual-motor layout, should make the iX2, even in base trims, extremely fast. We forget how fast cars are with 300-ish horsepower. For a while there, the older BMW M3s made similar figures in the US and Europe.

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It's also possible the iX2 will see a single-motor layout in the future. That could mean a front-driven iX2 or a rear-driven one. For now, it's simply too early to tell, but we speculate that a rear-drive layout makes more sense and allows some more storage space up front should BMW choose to give the iX2 a large frunk.

We're looking at a 2023 debut for this. Much like the recently-revealed BMW 7 Series, we wouldn't be surprised to see this and the gas-powered X2 debut simultaneously. The strategy has become a trend in Munich at the moment, and you can expect it to continue here and with more upcoming models.

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