Big changes are also coming to the combustion-powered BMW X2.
The BMW X2 was introduced for the 2018 model year as a more stylish alternative to the X1 designed to attract younger buyers. Spy shots of prototypes suggest a facelift is just around the corner, but BMW could already be planning the next-generation model according to a new report by Auto Bild.
While the upcoming facelift is expected to bring minor styling changes to keep the crossover looking fresh, the next-generation model will look radically different. BMW has already been caught testing prototypes of the upcoming next-generation X1, which will share the same platform as the new X2.
As a result, the X2 is expected to be larger than its predecessor. At the front, the kidney grilles will be wider to give the crossover a bolder presence, but they won't stretch across the entire fascia like the new M3 and 4 Series judging from spy shots we've seen of the new X1. Slimmer LED and taillights will also give the X2 a sleeker look.
Like the next-generation X1, the new X2 will support a range of combustion and electrified powertrains including a plug-in hybrid. BMW has already confirmed a fully electric version of the X1 will join the model lineup for the next generation, and the new X2 will also allegedly spawn an electric variant reportedly called the iX2 that will take on the Tesla Model Y.
This will be one of nine new electric cars the German automaker will launch by 2025 along with the i4, iX3, and the flagship iX. Technical details are unknown, but the electric iX1 is expected to be offered with either a front-mounted electric motor generating 180 hp or a dual-motor setup producing 250 hp.
Chances are the iX2 will be offered with the same setup. The entry-level model will reportedly be sold with a 38-kWh battery proving up to 115 miles of range, while a larger 76-kWh battery is expected to power the dual-motor model, providing a range of 190 miles. The next-generation X1 is expected to arrive in 2022, followed by the new X3 in 2023.