New BMW X2 Features Upgraded Braking, ADAS

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ – The BMW X2 introduced the concept of a Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) for the premium compact segment. And now the more distinctive, sportier, and tech-forward second generation makes its debut.

Significantly larger dimensions, a pronounced coupe silhouette, and dynamic lines broadcast the leap in development taken by the all-new BMW X2. The progressive character of the new X2 is also evident in the array of systems such as those enabling automated driving and driver assistance.

The 2024 BMW X2 will make its world debut at the Japan Mobility Show in Tokyo (formerly the Tokyo Motor Show), which will open its doors on October 26, 2023. The U.S. market launch of the compact SAC will commence in March 2024.

Some of the more interesting systems and features of the upcoming BMW X2 are:

Integrated braking system as standard, M Sport and M Compound brakes as options 

The standard braking system on the new BMW X2 xDrive28i employs single-piston floating-caliper disc brakes at the front and rear. When the M Sport package is specified, four-piston, fixed-caliper M Sport disc brakes are fitted at the front wheels with single-piston, floating-caliper at the rear.

The BMW X2 M35i xDrive is fitted as standard with the M Sport brakes. Powerful M Compound brakes, comprising four-piston, fixed-caliper brakes with 15.2-inch drilled discs at the front wheels and single-piston, floating-caliper units with 13.0-inch discs at the rear, are optional.

Originally developed for the high-performance models from BMW M GmbH, the M Compound brakes offer very comfortable braking, superb feel, and stable stopping power even under high loads. In addition, weight has been minimized and unsprung masses are substantially lower compared with conventional braking systems. The brake calipers are painted grey and bear the M logo.

Driver assistance systems. State-of-the-art technology enhances comfort and safety

The new BMW X2 is fitted as standard with the latest version of the Forward Collision Mitigation system, which brings additional functions to help prevent an accident. It comprises features such as Collision Warning, pedestrian and cyclist warnings with braking function, and it can also warn the driver of pedestrians and cyclists who are parallel to the road and approaching the vehicle from the front or rear when turning right.

The Forward Collision Mitigation system also helps to increase safety when turning left. If a vehicle is approaching on the side of the road the driver needs to cross, visual and acoustic warnings are triggered, and the brakes are applied to prevent the driver from continuing with their maneuver. 

Active Blind Spot Detection is now standard, and there is a new exit warning function, which warns if a vehicle or cyclist is approaching the BMW X2 and there is a risk of collision on either side of the vehicle if a door were to be opened. The driver or front passenger is alerted to the danger by flashing LEDs in the mirror or the ambient lighting. An acoustic signal is also emitted.

A new level of assisted driving for the X2: Driving Assistance Professional

The optional Driving Assistant Professional available for the first time on the BMW X2 offers new levels of comfort and safety on long-distance journeys. This camera- and radar-based system includes the Steering Assistant as well as Distance Control. Corrective steering inputs help the driver to keep the vehicle in the lane detected by the system.

Distance Control is capable of not only maintaining the preferred speed, but also automatically keeping a safe distance from vehicles travelling ahead and can bring the new BMW X2 to a halt if necessary. And when driving in tedious, dense traffic, Traffic Jam Assistant allows attentive, hands-free driving at speeds up to 40 mph on limited access highways.

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Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.