2023 BMW iX2
A new face, but an even more changed rear. At the front, the double kidney grille has made peace with the license plate. The surface inside the kidneys of the electric car is probably smooth, but the printed rhombs become
larger towards the outside.
The front is very chic and the rear is daring. You won't find a complete bumper here. What remains are two corner protectors, while the middle barely manages to trump the tailgate that extends far back.
Let's see what the insurance companies say about it. The whole ensemble doesn't look bad, especially if you add the 3D graphics of the rear lights, which is unusual for a BMW. There the slightly larger spoiler with its light is
hardly noticeable anymore.
It does justice to its membership in the SUV coupe models, emphasized by the even number, but at the same time offers plenty of space for luggage, not least thanks to the large, electrically opening tailgate. A three-part
rear seat back helps to maintain seating comfort.
The combustion engines also fit into the new ukl2 platform: petrol engines with 1.5L three-cylinder, mild hybrid and 115 kW (156 hp) up to the 2.0 liter four-cylinder with 221 kW (300 hp) and diesel with 110 kW (150 hp ).
Except for the two weaker combustion engines, the other vehicles have all-wheel drive.
Two motors seem a bit problematic to us given the rather limited battery capacity of 64 kWh. But there is also an iX2 with an engine and probably 150 kW (204 hp). Of course, a charging capacity of 130 kW can also shine
with such a battery.
The dashboards of electric cars are gradually getting a binding structure, from which cars with combustion engines also benefit. Only the choice of direction of travel or standstill varies between operation on the center
console and that on the dashboard, steering-column gear shift, so to speak.
|Operating System 9 and no more iDrive controller.|