If we can rely on the latest reports, the 2020 BMW X2 won’t feature any notable change. The small crossover has been around for just a couple of years, so we feel it still isn’t time for updates. The Bavarian carmaker was pretty steady with this model. Although first rumors about it appeared way back in 2011, the concept version was finally presented in 2016. A year later, it was time for a production version.
Last year, we saw the introduction of a hi-performance, M-badged version, so we really don’t see too many chances for any updates of the upcoming model. It will continue with the same design, with familiar exterior and interior layouts, as well as with the same powertrain options. Practically, the best we could see for the next year are new standard features, though even those probably won’t be numerous. Therefore, we count that the 2020 BMW X2 will hit the market late in the year.
2020 BMW X2 Design
When it comes to base design characteristics, things are pretty clear here. As you may presume, this coupe-like crossover came based on the entry-level X1. Therefore, it rides on BMW’s familiar UKL platform, which was originally developed for Mini models. One of the most interesting thing about this platform is the FF layout, which isn’t really a common thing among BMW models, which typically feature all-wheel drive. On the other side, the styling is pretty familiar. There is a lot of similarities with the X1. Moreover, the two models share most of the aesthetics, while the only major difference is in a sloping roof design that X2 has. Things are about to remain the same for the next year. The 2020 BMW X2 will carry on with familiar design characteristics. Still, don’t be surprised if you see some new color options in the offer.
When it comes to interior design, things are also about to remain the same. The 2020 BMW X2 will carry on with the same cabin design, which has a looks very good, but also has a couple of weak points. The first thing that comes to mind is legroom, which isn’t very generous. Still, keep in mind that we are talking about a subcompact crossover, so no one expects anything different. Same goes for the overall interior quality. Most materials are good, though there is a couple of areas with hard plastics. Things are so typical here, so if you’re looking for something more opulent, check rivals from Audi and Mercedes-Benz.
When it comes to the cargo area, the X2 is surprisingly good. It offers around 21.5 cubic feet behind rear seats and over 50 cubic feet of overall cargo space. These are pretty good numbers, considering the sloping roof layout.
Of course, every year model brings a couple of novelties in terms of standard equipment. The 2020 BMW X2 shouldn’t be an exception. Still, we don’t expect to see anything significant, so most of the things will remain the same. Power-adjustable front seats will be standard, as well as things like 6.5-inch touch-screen display and a one-year subscription to Apple CarPlay. In higher trims, you can also get things like 8.8-inch screen, navigation, a panoramic moonroof, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, satellite radio, wireless device charging, a Wi-Fi hot spot and many more.
In terms of safety, all models will come standard with a rearview camera with front and rear parking sensors. It’s not the longest list of safety systems, but you can get much more if you check options. Some of the highlights are things like head-up display, active parking assist, stop-and-go adaptive cruise control, daytime pedestrian detection, speed limit sign recognition, automatic high beams, lane departure warning, forward collision warning etc.
2020 BMW X2 Engines
Things under the hood are definitely about to remain the same. Therefore, count on two familiar units in the offer for the North American market. Base models will carry on with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit, which delivers around 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Of course, an M-badged version will be in the offer too. This one will come with the same 2.0-liter engine, which has been significantly modified for this occasion. It delivers a total amount of 302 horsepower and 322 pound-feet of torque. Both versions come with 8-speed automatic transmission, while the M35i also features paddle shifters. When it comes to fuel economy, base versions are good for about 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. These are pretty average ratings for the class.
2020 BMW X2 Release Date and Price
Lack of changes usually means a typical launch date. Therefore, we expect that the 2020 BMW X2 will hit the market sometime late in the year. Also, the price should remain pretty much the same. The current model starts at around 36.500 dollars.