BMW continues with electrification! After the Bavarian car manufacturer coupled its facelifted X1 with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, they are obviously intending to do the same to the more stylish sibling. No, this one isn’t the regular X2. Instead, the automaker is checking out the abilities of the upcoming 2020 BMW X2 PHEV. Just like the X1, the coupe-like twin will get the recently unveiled xDrive25e moniker.
Meaning, the 2020 BMW X2 PHEV will offer an interesting drivetrain that combines a 1.5-liter 123-hp turbocharged engine and a 94-hp electric motor. While the internal consumption mill supplies the front axle, the electric motor will be responsible for the rear axle. This all-wheel-drive agreement hooked with a six-speed auto ‘box delivers 217 horsepower in total, though under normal driving conditions, the SUV uses front wheels only. Since it’s a plug-in hybrid, the car will offer some electric-only driving too. According to our insiders, the X2 PHEV will be able to travel on electricity alone up to 31 miles.
Essentially, the 2020 BMW X2 PHEV will almost mirror the regular model. To be more precise, the electrified SUV will just get revised inlets in the corners, possibly LED strips in the place of usual fog lamps, and a charging port on the left front fender. We haven’t seen the crossover’s cabin, but we assume that there will be no changes at all when compared to the regular X2.
The plug-in hybrid SUV will make its official debut in early 2020. Unfortunately, there will be no U.S.-spec model at all.