Usually, a third production year normally brings no important changes. However, BMW is no usual car. Therefore, count on one big novelty for the 2020 BMW X2. It looks like the models hi-performance version is coming next year, under the famous M badge. It will bring lots of modifications compared to standard models. On the other side, the rest of the model’s lineup is expected to arrive without more important changes. Count on the same design, familiar engines and just small tweaks to lists of standard equipment. Therefore, all versions, including the new 2020 BMW X2 M, should arrive late in the year.
2020 BMW X2 Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 BMW X2 will definitely continue in the same way. It is well-known fact that even-numbered models from this manufacturer feature coupe-like body layout and this one is no exception. It is heavily based on the more conventional X1 and shares pretty much complete mechanics. Speaking of the mechanics, these two models feature quite an unusual layout. Models from the Bavarian carmaker usually features RWD layout, but these two feature front-wheel drive. The X2 is based on the company’s familiar UKL platform, which is predominately used for Mini models.
In terms of the styling, the 2020 BMW X2 will continue with its familiar coupe layout. As we already mentioned, it is heavily based on the X1 model and that includes aesthetic as well. The two models feature pretty much identical front ends. On the other side, the rear end comes with a recognizable sloping roof, which characterizes all even-numbered models in the company’s range. It provides sportier look, but affects practicality and functionality as well.
2020 BMW X2 Interior
As we’ve just mentioned, the sloping roof has a bad effect on functionality. Therefore, the X2 definitely can’t compete with the X1 in this aspect, despite the similar cabin design. Due to different roof design, this crossover is pretty tight on rear seats. Legroom is typical for the subcompact segment, but headroom is critical even for an average-size person. On the other side, front row delivers great comfort. The seats are massive and supportive. Also, it is very easy to find perfect driving positions.
The X2 definitely isn’t a practical vehicle. Still, the cargo area features quite a good volume for the class, despite being smaller compared to the X1 model. You can count on about 21.6 cubic feet behind rear seats, while the overall capacity goes around 50 cubic feet. These are quite respectable numbers for the class.
When it comes to the dashboard design, you can count on a typical BMW layout. The dash looks exactly the same as in the X1. The overall quality is quite good, but some areas feature hard plastics. Still, it’s not a rare thing to find in among small cars, even in the premium segment.
2020 BMW X2 Engines
The engine lineup is pretty wide for this crossover. In North America, you can count on two familiar units. Base models feature a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, which delivers around 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. An optional engine option is actually the same unit but tuned to over 300 horsepower. This engine powers the M35i version.
In the rest of the world, there is also a small 1.5-liter three-cylinder unit with around 140 horsepower, as well as a 2.0-liter unit with 190 horsepower.
Finally, there is a wide palette of diesel engines in the offer, in a range from 116 to 228 horsepower.
2020 BMW X2 M
The most important novelty for the next year will be the famous M version. The 2020 BMW X2 is about to come with numerous upgrades. Of course, a new engine is the first thing that comes to mind. Latest reports suggest that the new version will also feature a 2.0-liter engine, but tuned to around 300 horses this time. Same reports suggest that the new crossover will be able to hit 60 in about 4 seconds.
Besides a new engine, count on all other changes that are typical for the M department. From the outside, the 2020 BMW X2 will come with a lot of new bodywork. We will see new bumpers, in a more aggressive manner, as well as things like rear diffuser, front splitter etc. Also, count on new wheels, with more inches in diameter and low-profile tires. Count on several distinctive details on the inside as well. Of course, sports seats, Alcantara and flat-bottomed steering wheels are some of the things that first come to mind.
2020 BMW X2 Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2020 BMW X2 sometime late in the year, most likely in December. Also, the price should remain pretty much the same. Base models should go around 36.000 dollars. The new M version will definitely go over 50.000 dollars.