The second generation of the BMW X2 has been unveiled with a bold redesign and more powerful engine options. The 2024 X2 will make its debut at the Japan Mobility Show in Tokyo before arriving at U.S. stores in March. Pricing details have not been announced yet.
The X2 is aimed at younger, active buyers who are looking for a compact crossover with a sporty driving experience. It differentiates itself from the X1 and X3 by offering a more spirited performance. According to Sam Fiorani, Vice President of AutoForecast Solutions, the X2 is crucial for maintaining BMW’s brand image and momentum in the sub-$50,000 market and also appeals to potential midsize crossover buyers.
In 2020, BMW sold 2,641 X2 crossovers in the U.S., directly competing with vehicles like the Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA, Lexus NX, Acura RDX, and Volvo XC40.
One of the key updates to the X2 is an upgraded 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine. The xDrive28i variant now produces 241 horsepower and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds. The M35i xDrive version offers even more power with 312 horsepower and a 0-to-60 time of 5.2 seconds.
Visually, the X2 features a coupe-like design with a bold front end, long hood, sloping roof, and raked rear hatch. It incorporates styling cues from larger BMW crossovers like the X4 and X6, with flush door handles, wider tracks, and larger-diameter wheels. The dimensions of the new X2 have also increased, adding 7.6 inches in length, 0.8 inches in width, and 2.5 inches in height.
The front end showcases a redesigned kidney grille, while the headlights extend into the wheel arches. The rear of the X2 features updated taillights split into two sections, extending into the flanks and tailgate. The 2024 X2 also comes with new technologies, including driver-assistance and parking features. The cockpit boasts a curved display with a 10.25-inch instrument cluster and a 10.7-inch central information display, running BMW’s iDrive 9 infotainment system.
Optional features include the Driving Assistant Professional, which offers steering and lane-control assistance, active cruise control, and hands-free driving at speeds up to 40 mph on highways. The Parking Assistant Plus system has also been improved to provide more precise parking by factoring in the distance from the curb.