BMW iX2 front lead
BMW iX2 front lead

The next-generation BMW Neue Klasse models that will start to arrive next year will use a bespoke electric platform.

Until then, the firm is pushing on with its multi-powertrain strategy, hence the arrival of the BMW iX2 – a car that is technically an all-new nameplate yet feels quite familiar, in part because it shares much with the existing iX1.

It also, as the name suggests, is the first electric version of the new second-generation BMW X2, which is the more dashing coupe-SUV sibling of the BMW X1 and electric BMW iX1.

The exterior styling elements that mark out the electric version from the ‘regular’ X2 SUV-coupé are minimal, although the car's certainly not short on sporty visual touches; although we do marginally prefer its slightly more relaxed look to the appearance of the M235i we've also sampled.


BMW is offering the car in single-motor, front-wheel drive eDrive20- and twin-motor, four-wheel drive xDrive30 forms, the latter packing a little over 300 horsepower. For now, we've only tested the xDrive30, on both European and UK roads.