BMW ready to launch iX2 EV, due in late 2023

BMW aims to become a major player in the global electric vehicle market, and to that end, the Bavarian auto giant is developing a range of electric vehicles. One of the upcoming models from the German luxury car brand is the BMW iX2, which the company confirmed at its annual meeting. This will serve as a purely electric iteration of the redesigned BMW X2. The OEM also confirmed that the all-new iX2 will arrive alongside the redesigned iX later this year.

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March 16, 2023 at 11:06 am

The BMW iX2 EV will be launched later this year alongside the redesigned iX. (Reuters)

BMW has been testing the iX2 EV for a long time, but this is the first official confirmation from the automaker. While the design of the upcoming electric car has yet to be revealed, it could share a strong styling resemblance to the redesigned X2.

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The BMW iX2 will likely share all of its mechanicals with the iX1, which is already sold in several markets. The BMW iX1 xDrive 30 is equipped with twin electric motors that can produce a peak power of 313 horsepower and a peak torque of 494 Nm. Thanks to a 66.5 kWh battery pack, the iX1 can travel 438 kilometers on a single charge. BMW claims the iX1 can sprint from 0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds with a top speed of 180 km/h. We can also expect similar numbers, if not identical, for the upcoming BMW iX2.

The automaker further revealed that the iX2 will be produced at the same factory as its fossil fuel-powered sibling, the X2, while sharing the plant with the X1 and iX1 in Regensburg, Germany. It will go on sale in late 2023, with deliveries in Europe beginning in early 2024.

BMW hasn’t revealed any details about potential pricing for the upcoming iX2 EV. However, since the X2 is priced higher than the X1, it is expected that the iX2 will follow a similar pricing strategy as the iX1.

Meanwhile, in addition to confirming the development of the iX2, BMW also said that the i5 will debut alongside the new 5 Series sedan in October this year. The automaker further revealed that the upcoming i5 will be available in high-performance M versions and long-roof wagon iterations alongside the standard sedan.

First published date: March 16, 2023, 11:06 AM CST

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