Will there be no electric version of the BMW X2 crossover?

Will there be no electric version of the BMW X2 crossover?

December 16, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Earlier this month, foreign spy photographers provided us with a series of shots showing a rather interesting prototype of the Bavarian crossover BMW X2. At first we thought that the seen test car is a fully electric version of the coupe-crossover, but it turns out that this may not be the case at all.

BMW Blog informs us that the Bavarian company does not plan to develop a version of the X2 crossover, which would receive only an electric engine. The information comes from “sources” close to the company, and although nothing has been officially confirmed at the moment, we can believe this publication because this publication has always published true information.

 In fact, the black crossover prototype that was spotted last week is probably a plug-in hybrid performance of the X2 coupe-like crossover.

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 It is believed that the X2 PHEV will share its hybrid powerplant with its younger brother – another X1 xDrive25e crossover, which means that it will use the same 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that will work with the electric motor and will produce 220 horsepower (385 Nm). The car will receive only rear-wheel drive.

 While the company’s management does not plan to introduce a fully electric version of the X2 crossover in the near future, we will soon see a similar performance of the SUV X1. According to BMW Blog publications, a new generation of the latter will just be offered with an electric option. The debut of new items is expected in 2022.

 As for the X2 PHEV (plug-in hybrid engine), we expected it to enter the market this year, but by the end of 2019 there are only two weeks left, it is obvious that the car will be on sale sometime next year.