The upcoming 2021 BMW X2 will be interesting in several ways. The smallest coupe crossover in the company’s lineup has been in the current form for about three years and the Bavarian carmaker prepares significant novelties for the next model year. First of all, we are about to see a new powertrain option. For the first time, this model will be offered in a hybrid version, equipped with the latest PHEV setup. Also, you may count on a mid-cycle update, which will bring a couple of styling tweaks, new standard equipment and minor revisions on the inside.
On the other side, the overall layout will remain the same, which means you may count on a familiar UKL platform, which undeprints all Series 1 and 2 models, as well as a couple of Mini cars. The overall layout will certainly remain the same and other than the new hybrid version, things will remain the same under the hood.
2021 BMW X2 PHEV
Without any doubt, this will be the biggest novelty for the next year. The all-new PHEV version will come as the 2021 BMW X2 xDrive25e. It will be based on a familiar 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine, which in this case puts out around 125 horsepower. This engine comes in pair with a six-speed transmission, which sends power to the front axle. On the other side, the rear axle comes with a mounted 95-horsepower electric motor. So, the total output goes around 220 horsepower and pretty impressive 283 pound-feet of torque.
With such numbers, you may count on respectable performances. We expect that the new version will be able to hit 60 in about 6.5 seconds, while the top speed will go around 121 mph. This 2021 BMW X2 will come coupled with a 10-kWh battery pack, which should ensure a decent all-electric range. According to the European cycle, it will go around 35 miles, but keep in mind that numbers are notably lower in reality.
2021 BMW X2 Engines
Other than the new 2021 BMW X2 xDrive25e, things will remain the same under the hood. Therefore, you may count on a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four, which comes in two output variants. Base models are equipped with a version that delivers around 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
You can also get an M-badged version, which comes equipped with an upgraded version of this engine, which puts out around 301 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque. With this engine, you may count on 0-60 time under five seconds.
When it comes to fuel economy, the base engine returns around 24 mpg in the city a 32 mpg on the highway. Those are pretty average numbers for the class. On the other side, the M35i is notably thirstier and returns around 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
2021 BMW X2 Facelift
Besides the new PHEV version, the 2021 BMW X2 will also receive a mid-cycle update. The testing model has been spotted but it still wears a camouflage. Still, if we consider that the Bavarian carmaker usually isn’t very generous with updates during a production cycle, we presume that this update will bring subtle changes only. This particularly refers to the front end, which could come with some revisions on parts like the grille, bumper etc. Still, the overall layout will remain the same.
This means that the M-badged version will carry on with familiar upgrades, which are not just in terms of aesthetics, as we can find upgrades in terms of new wheels, body kit etc. There are also upgrades in terms of suspension, brakes and other chassis components.
2021 BMW X2 Interior
A couple of changes are expected on the inside as well. Still, we have no doubt that the base layout will remain the same. The dashboard will keep the same contour, though there is a possibility to see new color schemes. Furthermore, a couple of additions in terms of tech goodies may make this cabin look even more opulent.
The overall layout will remain the same. That definitely isn’t a bad thing, considering that the current model already features a pretty amazing interior, which comes in BMW’s typical simplistic manner, but full of fine materials and great fit and finish.
When it comes to the interior space, both rows are generous in terms of legroom. On the other side, rear seats are a little bit tight in terms of headroom. That’s because of the sloping roof design, which also has a bad effect on cargo volume. You may count on about 21.6 cubic feet behind the second row and 50 cubic feet of overall cargo space.