Entry-level BMW iX2 revealed

 Published 1st March 2024
Electric Vehicles  New Launches 

A new entry-level variant of the fully electric BMW iX2 will go on sale this month.

The new BMW iX2 eDrive20 has a 65kWh battery, giving it a claimed range of up to 297 miles, with upgraded charging software and predictive heat management capability speeding up fast charging performance. It can be hooked up to fast chargers delivering 130kW, meaning the iX20 eDrive20 can add 75 miles in just 10 minutes.

The iX2 eDrive20 uses a single electric motor offering 204hp to achieve 0-62mph in 8.6 seconds and a top speed of 106mph, although spirited driving will reduce the claimed official fuel economy of four miles per kWh.

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Electric BMW 5-Series Touring

BMW is also offering the new 5 Series Touring with electric power for the first time.

The i5 Touring will come in two variants based around the same 81kWh battery. The eDrive40 has a range of up to 348 miles and a single electric motor, delivering 340hp and a 0-62mph time of 6.1 seconds. The M60 xDrive has a motor for each axle offering a combined 601hp. It can sprint from standstill to 62mph in 3.9 seconds, while offering a maximum official range of 314 miles.

The electric BMW 5-Series Touring will be available to lease shortly. A plug-in hybrid variant arrives in the summer.

The launches come as BMW also rolls out new digital services to drivers.

Vehicles equipped with BMW Operating System 9 receive extended smartphone integration, so drivers can use the Apple Siri voice assistant through the car by voice command, without needing to press the push-to-talk button.

BMW Maps, the cloud-based navigation system, is upgraded to provide improved information on charging stations, including images and ratings.

There are also enhancements to the My BMW smartphone app, with design updates in navigation, improved searching and a new E-mobility Analysis function that uses driving data to suggest the most suitable EV alternative to drivers in fossil fuel vehicles.

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