The BMW X2 xDrive25e arrives in Europe to give the brand's customers a coupe-inspired compact crossover with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. It joins the existing X1 xDrive25e with the same powertrain but somewhat sleeker styling. Sales in Europe begin in July 2020.
The X2 xDrive25e has a total output of 217 horsepower (162 kilowatts) and 284 pound-feet (385 Newton-meters) of torque. For all-wheel drive, a 1.5-liter three-cylinder combustion engine powers the front axle, and a rear-mounted electric motor spins the back wheels. This setup gets the crossover to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 121 mph (195 kph).
The lithium-ion battery under the rear seat has a capacity of 10-kilowatt hours. This is enough for 35.42 miles (57 kilometers) of range in the WLTP test. For improved aerodynamics, the suspension sits 0.4 inches (10 millimeters) lower than the standard version of the X2.
The plug-in hybrid X2 has a slightly different front end than other variants of the crossover. The revised fascia no longer has no fog lights, which gives the nose a cleaner design. LED headlights are standard. It rides on 17-inch wheels with a double-spoke design with a U-shape at the rims.
Inside, the X2 PHEV comes standard with two-zone automatic climate control and the ability to remotely air condition the vehicle from a smartphone app. New instruments show the state of the hybrid system, including current and past consumption figures. The rear seats fold 40:20:40. The battery slightly reduces cargo capacity to between 410 liters and 1,290 liters (14.48 cubic feet and 45.56 cubic feet) with everything out of the way, versus 470 liters to 1,355 liters (16.6 cubic feet and 48.85 cubic feet) for other variants.