BMW Announces Two Highly-Anticipated Debuts

January 18th, 2018 by

Last month, BMW proudly revealed that the all-new 2018 X2 crossover SUV and 2019 i8 Coupe will make their worldwide debuts at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this month. After the X2 is revealed, the production model is expected to arrive in showrooms later this spring.

The 2018 BMW X2 SUV, which features a sporty, athletic exterior and a new variant on the iconic kidney-shaped grille, will feature a 2.0-liter TwinPower turbo 4-cylinder engine that mates with an 8-speed automatic transmission to manufacture 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. We think it's worth noting that the X2 will include all-wheel drive as a standard feature, allowing drivers a greater sense of control in less-than-ideal weather conditions.

The 2019 BMW i8 Coupe, which is also due out in the spring, offers seating for four in its two-door, sports car frame. The plug-in hybrid offers a pure electric range of 18 miles, which is an increase of 30 percent over the current model, and has gained 12 horsepower compared to the current model. Capable of generating 369 horsepower, the i8 Coupe can take you from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph.

We expect that pricing for each model will be announced closer to their respective release dates. At BMW of Beaumont, we're proud to serve drivers from the Port Arthur, Lake Charles, Groves and Nederland areas.