BMW will redesign the X2 for the model year 2024. Automotive News has published spy shots showing the compact SUV camouflaged driving around. We can also see a few differences. The 2024 BMW X2 appears to be following the styling footsteps of its bigger siblings, the X4 or X6. Spy shots show a new roof with a sloped roof and a wider grille. These have smaller modifications such as a higher beltline.
Several versions of the new X2 were seen in road tests in Germany. Some speculate that it may be the M35i. The top trim was said to have large visible brakes and four exhaust pipes in the lower rear fascia. We don’t have spy shots of the interior so we will have to wait to see. However, redesigns often bring new options and larger display screens.
We are not sure what safety features will be added to this redesign, nor if any changes will be made to the existing X2. We don’t know what powertrain will be used under the hood. However, it is likely to be BMW’s turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that produces just slightly over 300 horsepower.
2024 BMW X2 Redesign
The original 2024 BMW X2 generation was full of weirdness. Its profile looked more like a hatchback rather than the coupe-shaped X4 or X6. Spy photos show that the 2019 BMW X2 has seen significant exterior changes. It’s essentially a smaller X4, with a squarer front and more reminiscent headlights of the new X1.
The new BMW X1 is a great redesign and it’s a good sign for the new BMW X2 crossover. It would also be a boon to the brand if the new BMW X2 could have the same success as the X1 while still maintaining sturdier styling. The most visible variant is the X2 M35i with wider wheels and quad-exit exhaust outlets. There’s also a prominent spoiler at the rear. However, less powerful cars should come standard with 18-inch wheels and more subtle styling. The grille has been kept to a manageable size, thank goodness.
Base models of the new X1 will likely include LED headlamps with satin aluminum exterior trim. Shadowline trim is optional for lower edges, and standard for higher derivatives. Although the new X2’s sloped roofline is obvious, the camouflage makes identifying the exact form of the taillights difficult. The new BMW X2 will see a similar expansion to the new X1. The old X2 measured 172.2 inches in length, 71.8 inches wide (without mirrors), and 60.1 inches tall. This is a short model compared to some rivals. However, the new model’s visible crossover design will make it taller. The X2 will be identical to the new BMW X1, with a curb weight of 3,750 pounds.
We are optimistic even though the 2024 BMW X2 Cabin has yet to be seen. Although the interior of the previous X2 cabin was high-end and well-organized, the exterior design was not as good as the competitors. We were fortunate to see the interior of the new X1 (shown below and above) and we are impressed. The new model’s interior is not only more attractive, but it also has superior technology. Curved Display will be available on the new X1 and will likely be transferred to the X2. The infotainment system will also be powered by BMW’s newest iDrive 8 software, which features stunning new visuals. Augmented View is now available in the navigation system. The Intelligent Personal Assistant allows for more commands to be made using voice commands. The new BMW ID is wirelessly updateable and allows for more customization.
The X2 should have the same basic features as the X1, such as two climate controls, blind spot monitoring, a power liftgate, a forward collision alert system, and a parking assistance system. Standard seats in the BMW X2 are likely to be upholstered with perforated SensaTec 2.0 fabric. There are also options for sports seats and contrast stitching. The X2’s specifications are much higher than the X1, but extras such as a 360-degree camera system or a head-up display will be more expensive. The steeply sloped roof of the new X2 could cause headroom problems for second-row passengers. We expect the X2’s cargo capacity to be less than the X1 at 25.7 cubic feet.
The powertrain for the next 2024 BMW X2 will be the same as the X1. This means that the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine will be used again. The X1’s four-pot, however, uses the Miller cycle for its assembly. The combination of direct and port fuel injection, as well as a modified combustion chamber shape, increases 241 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The previous generation of X2 28i produced only 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This is why the torque increase is so welcome. The new X1 does not offer a front-wheel drive option. Instead, it offers xDrive all-wheel drive. The upcoming X2 is expected to have similar features. If equipped with the same outputs as the X1 and the dual-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission, the new X2 can reach 60 mph in 6.2 seconds.
We believe that an M35i version with more power will be available, based on spy photos and marketing of the X2 as a sportier option to the X1. The current M235i Gran Coupe produces 302 horsepower and can reach sixty in less than five seconds. We can therefore assume that the new M35i X2 will be equally powerful. The rumors suggest that the new X2 will use the same UKL2 platform used in the new X1. BMW has updated the steering geometry, axle kinematics, and suspension construction for the new X1 by adding a 3-link rear suspension and a rear subframe. However, the X2 could have a sportier suspension adjustment. This would allow for better reactions on polished pavement and a tradeoff of rough-road adaptability.
The new BMW X2 will have the same fuel economy as the X1 xDrive28i. It is rated at 25/34/28 mpg according to the EPA. The X1’s 14.3-gallon gas tank can be filled up once and you can drive approximately 400 miles. Although the final X1 was less efficient overall, it had a larger 16.1-gallon gas tank which allowed them to go further between fill-ups.
2024 BMW X2 Release Date and Price
The new crossover won’t be available for production until the end of 2023. Therefore, don’t expect the BMW X2 to hit the market before 2024. The all-new X1 will be available a year before the 2024 X2. Its design and features will give you important clues about the more athletic X2.
Although the pricing for the 2024 BMW X2 is yet to be revealed, it’s reasonable to expect an increase in price given the fact that the new X1 cost more than $3,000 less than the previous model. The base price of the X2 base front-wheel-drive model will be close to $40,000. This is in addition to the $36,600 base MSRP for the 2023 model. The xDrive version costs $2,000 more, while the M35i, which has more power and is faster, will likely be closer to $50,000. The Volvo XC40 will be priced against the Audi Q3, at $38,700, or the Audi Q5, at $36,700. The all-new BMW X2 model, which has been resurrected by BMW, will hit the market in September 2024.