Spy shots of BMW iX2 revealed as it enters the A-class pure electric SUV market.

Recently, the spy photos of the BMW iX2 during its road test were exposed by foreign media. The new car was heavily camouflaged and was seen charging at a Tesla Supercharger during its winter testing phase, as shown in the picture below.

Compared with the newly released BMW X2 (ULK platform), the BMW iX2 shown in the photos has significant differences. The design language is very similar to the newly released X1/iX1. The front part of the car has an enlarged double kidney grille, which is also closed like the iX3 and iX1, and integrates a millimeter-wave radar in the middle. The radiator is located at the bottom of the front bumper.

The interior styling of the headlights was also exposed. The daytime running lights of the iX2 have the same double arrow shape as the newly released X5/X6, which strengthens the attributes of the new generation of family design.


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The biggest change of BMW iX2 is the alteration of its side and rear styling. The current X2’s rear styling is closer to a traditional SUV, and the sloping roof beyond the B-pillar is not very noticeable.

In contrast, the iX2’s styling is more in line with the sloping roof design of the X4/X6, which is a coupe SUV. This gives it a more dynamic appearance while also making it easier to achieve an excellent drag coefficient, which is particularly crucial for the range of pure electric vehicles.

The iX2 will share the FAAR platform with the recently released iX1, which is an upgraded platform for the BMW ULK transverse front-wheel drive platform. The iX2 will have the same powertrain as the iX1, with a maximum power output of 200 kW from the dual motor four-wheel drive system, which can reach 230 kW in boost mode. This power output is quite outstanding among German pure electric A-class SUVs, but it still falls short compared to the Smart Fortwo EV and the Nio ES6.

The iX2 will be equipped with a 64.7 kWh battery pack, and its WLTP range is 438 km. If converted to the CLTC standard, the parameters will increase to some extent. The all-new BMW iX2 will use the FAAR (UKL 2) platform, so there will also be three types of driving systems: fuel, PHEV, and pure electric.

The BMW iX2 is expected to make its European debut at the end of 2023 as a 2024 model. Meanwhile, following the launch of the new X1 series by BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) this year, the new X2/iX2 series may also be introduced in the domestic market after it is locally produced.

However, considering BMW’s positioning in the domestic market and the fierce competition of compact pure electric SUVs, iX2 will only be accepted by domestic consumers if there is a certain discount in the terminal sale price. Referring to the current situation of BMW i3, which is traded with price, what do you think is the price that the domestic iX2 can compete with pure electric SUVs like smart Fortwo and Enovate X?

🔗 Source: insideevs

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