BMW Unveils New Entry-Level iX2 eDrive20 with 297-Mile Range

Efficient City EV Packs Major Power: 240 Horsepower for The Urban Road

BMW has unveiled the details of their newest addition to the iX2 series, the eDrive20 model. This offers customers a more accessible option compared to the previously announced eDrive30 variant in October.The German automaker aims to expand their electric vehicle line by providing consumers with a lower-priced option while maintaining the same high-quality features and performance. The iX2 eDrive20 still boasts impressive specifications, making it a competitive choice in the market.Under the hood, the eDrive20 is powered by a 70 kWh battery pack and a single electric motor, producing 190 horsepower and 229 lb-ft of torque. This allows for a maximum speed of 112 miles per hour and can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.5 seconds.In terms of range, the entry-level model offers an estimated 170 miles on a single charge, making it suitable for daily use. To compare, the eDrive30 has a range of 249 miles, but at a higher price point.The exterior design of the iX2 eDrive20 stays true to BMW’s sleek and modern aesthetic. It features the signature kidney grille and sharp LED headlights, giving it a sporty yet elegant look. Customers can choose from a variety of bold and

In order to reduce costs, the iX2 eDrive30 has eliminated its rear electric motor. Instead, the eDrive20 now powers the front wheels with 204 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque through a single-speed transmission.

According to BMW, the iX2 eDrive20 has the capability of going from a complete stop to 60 mph in just 8.6 seconds and achieve a maximum speed of 106 mph. In contrast, the eDrive model can achieve 0 to 60 mph in only 5.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 112 mph. It should be noted that both of these speed limits are restricted by electronic measures.

Derived from the shared platform of the BMW X2, both iX2 variants are equipped with a 64.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and boast a rapid charging time of 29 minutes for 10-80% capacity via DC fast charging, reaching a maximum charging rate of 130 kW. While the two models have similarities, their range capabilities differ, as the iX2 eDrive20 can travel between 273 to 297 miles on a single charge – approximately 20 miles further than its heavier AWD counterpart. This makes either option ideal for urban dwellers who seldom embark on long journeys. In comparison, the Audi Q4 e-tron (available in the US) offers a more impressive range of up to 300 miles and a powerful 335 horsepower.

The BMW iX2 is manufactured at the BMW Group Factory in Germany and is set to hit European markets within the coming month.

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