This is BMW’s smallest hybrid car, and just launched

BMW has unveiled its latest hybrid model, the BMW X2 xDrive25e that becomes the smallest vehicle in the range to feature the company’s common hybrid powertrain.

The BMW X2 Hybrid is powered by a three-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor that make a combined power of 162 kW or 220 hp, peak torque of 385 Nm and can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds, on to a top speed of 195 km/h. The 1.5-litre petrol engine makes 92 kW/125 hp and a peak torque of 220 Nm and the power is transferred to the front wheels through a 6-speed transmission. And the electric motor, which makes 70 kW/95 hp and a torque of 165 Nm, turns the rear wheels through a single-speed transmission, making the a hybrid four-wheel-drive system. The electric motor assists in immediate power delivery during starts and overtakes, apart from increasing efficiency over long drives.

The high voltage 10.0 kWh battery pack offers a range of 57 km in the all-electric mode and can be charged in 3.2 hours. The hybrid X2 gets three driving modes – Auto eDrive, Max eDrive and Save Battery. The Auto eDrive mode optimizes the two powertrains automatically, while in the Max eDrive mode, the car can reach speeds of up to 135 km/h in electric power alone, and the Save Battery mode helps to save the battery capacity for later use.

BMW has placed the battery beneath the rear seat without affecting the luggage space much. The boot space of 410 litres can be increased to 1,290 litres with the 40:20:40 rear folding seats. Compared to the regular ICE variants, the X2 Hybrid has a 10 mm lesser body height to optimise aerodynamics. The X2 xDrive25e comes with standard features including LED headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels and two-zone climate control.

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The X2 xDrive25e can be differentiated from its regular version by the xDrive25e badge on the right fender and a charge port located on the left fender.

Several media reports have said since 2017 that BMW would introduce the X2 in the Indian market as a competitor to the Range Rover Evoque.

BMW X2 xDrive25e SpecificationUnitValue
Length/width/height (unladen)mm4360 / 1824 / 1512
Track, front/rearmm1563 / 1562
Ground clearancemm147
Turning circlem11.4
Tank capacityapprox. ltr36
Engine oilltr4.25
Weight, unladen, to DIN/EUkg1730 / 1805
Max. load to DINkg570
Max. permissible weightkg2300
Max. axle load, front/rearkg1120 / 1250
Max. trailer load,kg
braked (12%)/unbraked– / –
Max. roof load/towbar downloadkg75 / –
Luggage comp. capacityltr410 – 1290
Air resistancecd x A0.29 x 2.38
Drive system
Drive conceptFull hybrid drive, Full hybrid drive, hybrid-specific xDrive all-wheel drive,
combustion engine driving the front wheels, electric motor driving
the rear wheels
System outputkW/hp162 / 220
System torqueNm385
Combustion Engine
Config./No. of cyls./valvesin-line / 3 / 4
Engine technologyBMW TwinPower Turbo technology: turbocharger,
High Precision Injection, VALVETRONIC fully variable valve timing,
Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing
Effective capacitycm³1499
Stroke/boremm94.6 / 82.0
Compression ratio:111.0
Fuelmin RON 91
OutputkW/hp92 / 125
atrpm5000 – 5500
atrpm1500 – 3800
Electric motor
Motor technologyBMW eDrive technology: synchronous electric motor, generator function for energy recuperation for the high-voltage battery
Max outputkW/hp70 / 95
atrpm100 – 3900
High-voltage battery
Storage technology / installationlithium-ion / underneath rear seat
Capacity (gross / net)kWh10.0 / 8.8
Charging time for 100 % charge3.2 h at 3.7 kW (16 A / 230 V)
Driving Dynamics and Safety
Suspension, frontSingle-joint spring strut axle in lightweight aluminium-steel construction
Suspension, rearMulti-arm axle in lightweight steel construction with separate spring and
damper configuration
Brakes, frontSingle-piston floating-calliper disc brakes vented
Brakes, rearSingle-piston floating-calliper disc brakes / vented
Driving stability systemsStandard: DSC incl. ABS, ASC and DTC (Dynamic Traction Control), DBC (Dynamic Brake Control), Dry Braking function, Fading Compensation, Start-Off Assistant, EDLC (Electrically Controlled Differential Lock Control), Performance Control
Safety equipmentStandard: airbags for driver and front passenger, side airbags for driver and front passenger, head airbags for front and rear seats, three-point inertia-reel seatbelts on all seats with belt latch tensioner and belt force limiter at the front seats, crash sensors, Tyre Pressure Indicator
SteeringElectromechanical rack-and-pinion power steering (EPS) with Servotronic function
Steering ratio, overall:115.9
Tyres, front/rear225/55 R17 97W
Rims, front/rear7.5J x 17 light-alloy
Type of gearbox6-speed Steptronic
Gear ratiosI:14.459
Final drive:13.944
System power-to-weight ratio (DIN)kg/kW10.7
Output per litre (comb. engine)kW/l61.4
Acceleration0-100 km/hs6.8
Top speedkm/h195
Top speed electrickm/h135
Electric rangekm57
BMW EfficientDynamics
BMW EfficientDynamics standard featuresBMW eDrive technology, Brake Energy Regeneration with recuperation display, EPS (Electric Power Steering), hybrid-specific Auto Start Stop function, ECO PRO mode, BMW EfficientLightweight, optimised aerodynamic attributes, on-demand operation of ancillary units, map-controlled oil pump, electric a/c compressor, tyres with reduced rolling resistance
Fuel consumption EU cycle
Combinedltr/100 km1.9
Power consumption comb.kWh/100 km13.7
CO2 emissions from fuelg/km43
Emission ratingEuro 6d
The values for fuel consumption, CO2 emission and energy consumption shown were determined in the standardized test cycle according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers optional equipment and the different size of wheels and tires available on the selected model and may vary during the configuration.

The values are already based on the test cycle according to the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to allow a comparison between vehicles. With respect to these vehicles, for vehicle related taxes or other duties based (at least inter alia) on CO2-emissions the CO2 values may differ to the values stated here.
Specifications apply to ACEA markets/data relevant to homologation applies in part only to Germany (weight)