You understand the occasions are altering when an automaker decides to preview a brand new model within the fictional world of Fortnite. BMW has created the “Hypnopolis” island inside the massively well-liked online game to tease the second-generation X2 within the digital realm. The crossover-coupe mashup could be seen amongst among the model’s landmarks, together with the “4 Cylinder” headquarters in addition to the BMW Welt and museum.
This new sneak preview takes us contained in the model internally codenamed “U10” (the X1 is “U11”) and it appears to be like immediately acquainted. As anticipated, the dashboard structure seems to be taken from the conventionally formed compact crossover. The X2 might be BMW’s first model to get the iDrive 9 proper from the star because the X1 is barely now switching to the newer infotainment system based mostly on the Android Open Supply Undertaking (AOSP).
With this contemporary teaser, BMW is previewing the first-ever iX2 set to develop into the model’s subsequent model in its rising EV lineup. Upon launch, it needs to be supplied completely within the xDrive30 taste with a pair of motors making a mixed 313 hp (230 kW) and 494 Nm (364 lb-ft) to reflect the iX1 xDrive30. Likelihood is there will even be a lesser model down the road, presumably named iX2 eDrive20 to echo the namesake X1 spinoff. The latter was lately introduced with a front-mounted motor making 204 hp (150 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft).
Naturally, there are additionally going to be X2 fashions geared up with combustion engines, each gasoline and diesel. The sportiest of the bunch will take the form of an X2 M35i with the identical punch because the X1 M35i. In Europe the place the are stricter emissions requirements, the M Efficiency crossover has 296 hp whereas in america and different markets, the turbocharged 2.0-liter unit develops 312 hp. No matter area, torque at all times stays the identical, at 400 Nm (295 lb-ft).
The second-gen BMW X2 debuts on October 10 within the night (Japanese Time) or early within the morning of October 11 in Europe.