Is it a hatchback? No, the new 2020 BMW X2 could be tiny, but it is the SUV. The subcompact vehicle is one of the youngest in the family. The first appearance it had in 2017. It took a place in the subcompact class. It is not going to be the smallest crossover for too long. Soon, BMW will launch X1 as the tiniest SUV ever made by German carmaker.
But, by the time X1 appears, the 2020 BMW X2 is still the cheapest option. On the other hand, it is not so impotent. The SUV is capable to produce 225 horses. That is pretty good for a vehicle which is just 171 inches long. It is also light, so its fuel economy is another advantage over the competition.
2020 BMW X2 Specs
Top of the range models can produce over 220 horses, but the entry-level 2020 BMW X2 is using a smaller displacement. It is a 2.0-liter twin-turbo mill with direct injection. Downsized SUV is capable to deliver 192 ponies and 205 lb-ft of torque. This combo is good for 7.5 second sprint 0-60 mph.
Besides the xDrive20 there will be the diesel version of the same engine – xDrive20d. It can produce the same amount of power. But, the difference in torque is on the side of diesel engine with 300 lb-ft output. More powerful mill which uses the same fuel is xDrive25d with 225 horses. It needs less time to reach 60 mph and creates 335 pound-feet.
The new 2020 BMW X2 could add a hybrid version to its lineup. Nevertheless, it is not confirmed yet, but making this kind of vehicle even more economical is always a good decision. But, we will wait for a while until the German carmaker makes it official. For example, they are working on a new version of flagship X5 with electric motors. Another good thing is that platform of the BMW X2 supports hybrid drivetrain. So, the same batteries could be attached to existing engine instead of turbochargers. With it, the crossover is going to lose power, but will gain a significant boost in fuel economy.
2020 BMW X2 Facelift
First major update of the subcompact crossover is coming in 2020. The vehicle will take small changes to refresh its appearance. Nothing big is on the way, since the exterior design is eye-catching and still new. Well, experts find this segment as one of the biggest advantages of the X2 SUV.
On the other hand, the interior updates are more significant. Not big, as well, but few upgrades are on the way. For example, BMW could launch the new infotainment system. Owners of the 2020 BMW X2 will be the first to test it. Besides that, few more changes on dashboard and control panel will increase transparency. Controls will be even more simplified.
Safety of the 2020 BMW X2 will be its highlight. Current model is already pretty safe. Its systems and features are delivering peace of mind to driver and passengers. The new edition will add few more to boost the overall safety to new levels.
2020 BMW X2 Launch Date
The release date of the 2020 BMW X2 is planned for the last quarter of 2019. But, the German carmaker could speed up the development. Changes are minor, so there is no reason to wait for too much for the upcoming SUV.
The entry-level model of the 2020 BMW X2 will cost around $40,000. More notable changes on higher trim levels will affect the price. The luxurious packages will raise the cost above $50,000 and top of the line trims will have a price sticker around $58,000. The competition for the X2 are Lexus UX and Infiniti XQ30.