New X2 And Updated i8 Coupe Spearhead BMW’s NAIAS Lineup

Two BMW models will celebrate their world premiere at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show between January 14-28, the updated i8 Coupe and the new X2 small crossover.

Aside from the two novelty acts, the Bavarian automaker will also show off their i8 Roadster First Edition, together with the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance.

The updated i8 Coupe brings with it a hybrid powertrain generating a total system output of 374 PS (368 HP), with the electric motor alone being good for 143 PS (140 HP), while also powering the vehicle all the way to 65 mph (105 km/h).

Customers can then push the eDrive button, which raises the all-electric top speed to 75 mph (120 km/h). In a straight line, the new i8 Coupe can get from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds, while the i8 Roadster completes the sprint in 4.6 seconds.

Speaking of the Roadster, the First Edition version coming to Detroit is limited to a production run of just 200 units. These cars will also be available with all the body paint finishes and interior designs offered on the regular i8 Coupe and Roadster – including the newly introduced E-Copper metallic and Donington Grey Metallic.

As for the X2 crossover, it will bring its distinctive character to Detroit, showing off styling elements such as its BMW roundel on the C-pillars and its innovative take on the classic kidney grille, which has a wider outline at its base than at the top.

The first X2 version to hit the U.S. market will be the 228 HP (231 PS) xDrive28i, set to arrive in showrooms on March 3rd, 2018. The RWD-only sDrive28i model will join it a few months later.