BMW iX2: What to expect

BMW iX2: What to expect

At the very beginning of 2024, BMW Malaysia took us all by surprise when its website suggested the soon arrival of the all-new iX2. However, since then we have had our eyes glued but nothing seemed to have changed. The new eclectic car is yet to arrive here, but it recently made its way to Thailand.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What powers the BMW iX2?

    The all-new iX2 is powered by dual electric motors that collectively deliver a maximum output of 313 hp along with a peak torque of 494 Nm.
  • How fast is the BMW iX2 xDrive30?

    The dual e-motor setup enables the EV to run from zero to 100 kmph in 5.6 seconds and clock a top speed of 180 kmph.
  • When will the new iX2 launch in Malaysia?

    The all-new BMW iX2 is expected to launch anytime soon, most probably by Q2 2024.
  • Sooner or later, the all-new BMW iX2 will be coming to Malaysia and will add to the country's electric lineup. The automaker has given no exact timeline for the iX2’s local debut, but that doesn’t mean we can’t explore the upcoming offering in advance.

    The BMW EV is globally available and the Thai market also recently welcomed the all-new iX2. So, without any delay let’s see what all the iX2 packs (features might differ as per variant offered in the region).

    Also Read: BMW iX EV now available for rental; charges start at RM 550 per day

    BMW iX2: What to expect

    Pure driving pleasure

    The all-new iX2 strikes a perfect balance of performance, versatility, and luxury. The Sports Activity Coupe offers all this with emission-free all-electric driving capabilities. Adding to the overall pleasure is its distinct design language characterized by powerful lines and not to forget the whole athletic look & feel. On the inside, you’ll find high-quality gear, innovative tech, and ergonomic comfort.

    BMW iX2: What to expect

    Variants

    Globally the iX2 was introduced alongside its ICE (internal combustion engine) X2 counterparts. While the iX2 is offered in a single variant option, the iX2 xDrive30. As for the petrol-powered trim, it is available in three options - sDrive20i, sDrive18d, and M35i xDrive. The latter is a BMW M model.

    Design

    Powerful appearance is what the iX2’s exterior is all about. The electric car features the brand’s popular kidney Iconic Glow radiator grille that steals the show on any given night, all thanks to the white light accentuating the car’s distinctive contours. Another amazing bit is the innovative LED fiber tech that generates eye-catching lighting effects when the car is driven, opened, and closed. Other powerful features on the outside include -

    • Unique tail lights
    • Aggressive looking bumper
    • 20-inch alloy wheels
    • Other M Sport Package items
    • Uncompromising cabin design

    The all-new BMW iX2 is an amazing car both inside and out. Open the gates and you will be greeted by a comforting cabin packed with high-quality material, high-tech features, and much more. For instance, the panoramic glass sunroof makes the cabin look even larger, it gets in more light and lets passengers enjoy an open-top atmosphere. As for seating comfort, the iX2 sports ergonomic sports seats that offer support in diverse driving conditions be it a dynamic sporty drive or a leisurely cruise. The seats can even be tailored to passengers' needs via simple controls.

    BMW iX2: What to expect

    Innovative technology

    BMW iX2 has a lot to offer on the tech and function front that is intuitive to use. Starting with the large curved display and the BMW Live Cockpit Professional with Operating System 9 that will help control music, navigation, and vehicle settings. The car packs twelve speakers and 205 watts, and the Harman Kardon loudspeaker system offers acoustically & visually outstanding sound.

    The iX2 packs several other gears that add to passengers' comfort including a wireless charging tray, and an extended storage area for large devices. For the driver, the car has in stock the BMW head-up display that projects navigation and necessary driving information directly into the driver’s view.

    Driving Assistance

    The BMW iX2 packs several advanced driving assistance features that help improve the driving experience at every step.

    Driving Assistance Professional will keep the car in the right lane and at a distance at a speed of up to 210 kmph. The feature comes in handy, especially in congested traffic. In an emergency situation, the car will brake to a standstill and automatically drive off again.

    Parking Assistance Plus offers the driver an extensive overview while parking. The cameras transmit a 3D view of the car’s surroundings on the control display.

    Glare-free High-beam Assistant provides the very best light on dark roads; it hides other road users from the light cone

    Connectivity at its best

    BMW Digital Key Plus allows the user to use the smartphone as a key and even share it digitally with up to 5 people. The car will open automatically as the owner approaches with the smartphone and it will be accompanied by a light projection.

    BMW head-up display projects the driver with driving-relevant information directly into his/her field of view.

    The augmented view displays info on route guidance through live video images in the instrument cluster or control display.

    BMW iX2: What to expect

    Range & Charge

    The iX2 xDrive30 offers a driving range of up to 449 km (WLTP)
    The EV comes paired with a 64.8 kWh battery which takes a little less than 3.5 hours to charge via a 22 kW on-board AC charger. Also, present is a 130 kW DC charging option that takes approximately 29 minutes to take the battery from 10-80%

    Powertrain

    The BMW iX2 is offered in a single powertrain option which includes a dual-motor setup same as the iX1. As for the output, the system pumps out a maximum power of 313 hp and a peak torque of 494 Nm.

    Performance

    The above setup allows the EV to complete the century sprint in just 5.6 seconds.

    BMW iX2: What to expect

    Bottom Line

    BMW Malaysia already has a strong electric lineup consisting of the iX1, iX3, iX, i5, and i7. And now with the soon arrival of the iX2 customers will have an additional option to choose from.

    Also Read: Price confirmed for all-new 2024 BMW X5 in Malaysia

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