Hybrid BMW X2 caught during tests

Hybrid BMW X2 caught during tests

November 23, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The novelty had a test drive on public roads. Outwardly, the hybrid is in many ways similar to the usual X2, but there were some fundamental differences.

Once again, the BMW X2 hybrid SUV, equipped with a hybrid transmission with a plug-in called xDrive25e, “caught” the lens of the cameras of spy photos. The images of the test prototype that hit the Network confirm that the PHEV transmission will continue to be continued in the line of compact models of the Bavarian brand. It is easy to identify the auto in spy shots as a plug-in hybrid: on the front left wing we see the charging port, and on the driver’s door and trunk there are stickers with the words “Hybrid Test Vehicle”. In general, the exterior of the hybrid BMW X2 repeats the standard SUV with minor changes.

In place of “fog” – stickers, for which the manufacturer could hide, for example, LED strip.

As for the power plant, the BMW X2 hybrid will obviously borrow it from the 2020 BMW X1 xDrive25e. A 125-horsepower gasoline turbo engine, a 95-horsepower electric engine on the front axle and a 220-horsepower system on the rear axle are seen in the prototype seen on tests. This arrangement guarantees four-wheel drive, provided that both power supplies work together. In normal driving mode, the drive is front-wheel drive. The battery power is 9.7 kW / h, which will allow the car to travel on electricity for about 50 kilometers. This result was demonstrated by X1.

 Recall that earlier in BMW they said that by 2020 they would replenish their model line with 10 new electrified models at once. X2 xDrive25e is one of them. Experts do not exclude that the new hybrid SUV may debut next week at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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