Second-Gen BMW X2 Arrives for 2024October 11, 2023
The BMW X2 arrived in 2018 as a sportier and more stylish alternative to the X1. And with a full generation locked into its resume, BMW saw fit to re-up this Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) for a second-gen outing.
Arriving for the 2024 model year, the all-new X2 brings a bit more to the table for prospective buyers. At first glance, it’s apparent that the general formula has stayed the same; though, upon closer inspection, there have been some pretty substantial shakeups.
And the first one involves those model-defining proportions. Compared to the outgoing model, this new one has grown 7.6-inches in overall length, now resting at 179.8-inches overall. For those counting, that’s 2.6-inches longer than the latest X1. The X2 also sees a longer wheelbase, though much less drastically elongated to just 106-inches, an increase of 0.9-inches. Width is up about the same, totalling 72.6-inches, and height has grown by 2.5-inches, now standing at 62.6-inches. While exact figures are yet to be given, BMW claims an increase in rear legroom. What we can confirm is more cargo space. The rear seats can fold in a 40:20:40 fashion, starting with 25.3 cubic-feet of cargo volume with all seats up and expanding to 51.7 cu-ft with those seats down.
As for the rest of the interior, buyers can expect a pretty standard 2020s BMW experience. That is to say, a driver-centric cockpit headlined by tech– the most apparent being BMW’s Curved Display, a unit formed by a 10.25-inch information display and a 10.7-inch control display.
There are two trims available, the xDrive28i and the M35i xDrive, both of which use a turbocharged inline-four and a standard 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). These engines have been revised with a new dual injection system and combustion chamber geometry, giving the xDrive28i a rating of 241 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The M35i xDrive sees a stronger crankshaft, optimized oil system and VANOS variable camshaft timing. At the end of it all, the M35i kicks horsepower up to 312 ponies. For those unaware of BMW lingo, xDrive refers to their all-wheel drive system, standard on both models.
Other M35i specifics include a standard Adaptive M suspension system, upgraded brakes and sport steering; though, this can be equipped on the xDrive28i with the available M Sport package.
Including the $995 destination fee, the 2024 BMW X2 xDrive28i starts at $42,995, working up to $52,395 for the M35i xDrive. They’re expected to hit US dealers next March.