2024 BMW iX2 Spied Getting An Electric Assist From Tesla


Tesla is a powerhouse and they’re even helping competitors to develop electric vehicles of their own.  However, we’re not talking about another Toyota RAV4 EV as spy photographers have instead caught a 2024 BMW iX2 using a Tesla Supercharger.

While this may seem strange, the automaker launched a non-Tesla Supercharger pilot in 2021 as part of their effort to “accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.”  The program is available in a number of European countries – including Belgium, France, Finland, Norway, and Sweden – and requires drivers to use the Tesla app to handle payments.

The pilot has resulted in some interesting sights and the latest could have easily started rumors about a redesigned Model Y.  However, that’s not the case as BMW is working on an all-new X2 that will eschew its hatchback-like design for a more traditional crossover coupe appearance.

Also: 2024 BMW iX2 EV Spied With Enclosed Grille And Sloping Roofline

 2024 BMW iX2 Spied Getting An Electric Assist From Tesla

This particular iX2 prototype is heavily disguised, but we can see it will have a fully enclosed grille that resides above a split intake with a triangular mesh pattern.  We can also get a glimpse of new headlights and pronounced daytime running lights.

The changes continue with a rakish windscreen that flows into a sloping roof, which gives way to an angular rear window. The crossover also sports a familiar greenhouse and more curvaceous bodywork.  They’re joined by five-spoke wheels, a prominent rear spoiler, and an all-new rear end.

BMW has been tight-lipped about the upcoming EV, but the model will share its powertrain with the iX1.  As a result, we can expect an xDrive30 variant that features a 64.7 kWh battery pack as well as a dual motor all-wheel drive system with a combined output of 309 hp (230 kW / 313 PS) and 364 lb-ft (494 Nm) of torque.  This setup enables the iX1 to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 5.6 seconds, before hitting a limited top speed of 112 mph (180 km/h).  More importantly, the crossover has a WLTP range of between 259 and 273 miles (417-440 km).

Pictures: CarPix for CarScoops


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here