What more we can say for the BMW, but that’s not already been said? You probably know everything. However, we need to repeat that this German car manufacturer is one of the best companies in the world. When they say that they have to announce something, the whole automotive world is on the feet. Now, the Company will release the updated of X2 model. Since 2011, there were rumors about the newly X2, but in 2015, we saw this model for the first time on the streets. Now, according to reliable pieces of information, we can expect new 2018 BMW X2 in the markets by the end of this year. Also, we have some new spy photos from the last testing, plus concept photos. If you maybe don’t know, this model is introduced at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Despite the fact that the vehicle is still heavily camouflaged, we will try to present you the latest X2 as best as we can.
2018 BMW X2 concept
2018 BMW X2 Changes
We will try to combine the concept photos that we have with the latest spy photos that we’ve received. Maybe we don’t know exactly how the exterior will look like and what the features we can expect, but considering the fact that we know how the X2 Concept looks like, we have an idea of the overall shape, but also an idea of some of the styling features that this model will provide. You know that the X4 variant is a sportier version of the X3 model, and exactly the same case we can expect with the X2. This model will be a sportier variant of the X1 model. However, the great news is that this vehicle will lack the hunched roofline. If we look closer to the spy photos, we can notice that this vehicle doesn’t have a quarter window that X1 model has.
Also, the rear overhang of this model will be notably shorter. When it comes to the dimension, the wheelbase of this vehicle will most likely remain the same as in the X1 model. This model will also borrow a lot of styling cues from the older siblings, but we can expect some differences as well. Compared to the X1 model, this one will provide more aggressive front side. The hood is at a lower point with sharper look compared to the mentioned model. Also, the grille will be a bit wider at the bottom. Furthermore, now there are the sleeker headlights and a bit larger air intakes compared to the X1. The new 2018 BMW X2 rear side will also provide some slight changes in the sight of a bit slimmer taillights. Some rumors suggest that we can expect 21-inch aluminum wheels.
According to some information, this model will be similar to the X1 model from the inside, but we can expect the introduction of the newly designed dashboard, refined A/C vents and moveable infotainment display. Also, new BMW X2 2018 will provide a bunch of standard features and some of the will include multi-functional steering wheel, leather wrapped steering wheel, a seven-speaker audio system, cruise control, dual zone climate control, 8.8-inch display, and many other as well. Also, some optional features will include a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a lot of connectivity options, a panoramic moonroof, as well as many others.
Engine and Performance
Underneath the bonnet, the upcoming model will be powered by a few engine options. First of all, in the Europe, the base engine will be a 1.5-liter three-cylinder gasoline unit. This engine will be capable of delivering up to 134 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. It will be mated to a six-speed automatic and the power will be routed only to front wheels. The second 2018 BMW X2 engine will be well-known 2.0-liter four-banger with two output options. We can expect max power output of around 189 horsepower and 207 pound-feet and 228 horses and 258 pound-feet.
In the U.S, we can expect only a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder petrol unit with the power output of 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet. The power will be routed to all wheels through the six-speed and optionally eight-speed automatic transmission. The acceleration from 0-60 mph will be 6.3 seconds and the top speed will be 130 mph. The strongest petrol unit will be 2.0-litre for X2 M series, it will pull 297 hp.
Finally, there will be 3 diesel units(xDrive18d, xDrive20d, xDrive25d), turbocharged 2.0-litre diesel with 145 hp, 185 hp and the strongest one with 225 hp. Mayor advantage of these units will be fuel consumption with no significant loss of power.
Price and Release date
The release date of this model will be in the second half of this year. When it comes to prices, the starting price will be around $25.000.