Earlier this week, a set of spy photographs surfaced from Germany. The photographs have been allegedly of a BMW X2 electric prototype being examined forward of its launch. Sadly, these information have been incorrect. In accordance with our sources, BMW has no present plans to supply an electric crossover based mostly on the X2 mannequin.
As a substitute, we can be getting a plug-in hybrid typically inside the subsequent 12 months with an identical drivetrain as the one discovered in the X1 PHEV. The plugin X1 makes use of a 1.5 liter 3-cylinder petrol engine and an electric drive specifically developed for this mannequin. The petrol engines delivers a peak output of 92 kW/125 hp and a most torque of 220 Newton meters. The facility is distributed to the entrance wheels through a 6-speed Steptronic transmission. The electric motor in the BMW X1 xDrive25e generates an output of 70 kW/95 hp and delivers 165 Nm of torque to the rear wheels through a single-speed transmission.
Collectively the combustion engine and electric motor produce a system output of 162 kW/220 hp. The utmost system torque of each drive models is 385 Nm. The brand new X1 PHEV can journey on simply electric energy for 57 kilometers – due to the 9.7 kWh battery pack – and it has a mean gas consumption of 1.eight liters per 100 kilometers. Its mixed energy consumption is from 13.5 kWh per 100 kilometers.
Talking of the X1, identical sources affirm the earlier experiences – the subsequent era BMW X1 will certainly get an electric model. The brand new and redesigned X1 is due out in 2022 so it’s probably that quickly after we are going to get the X1 BEV as effectively.
BMW has moved up the timeline for the electrified mannequin vary so we count on to see no less than 12 absolutely electric autos by 2023. Subsequent 12 months is all about the BMW iX3 and MINI Cooper SE, whereas 2021 will see the introduction of the iNEXT and i4.