BMW’s upcoming crossover X2 has been spied as test mule undergoing cold weather testing by our friends at Motor1. It is being learnt that BMW X2 would be unveiled later this year, while it would go on sale from 2017. It would be positioned between the X1 and X3 crossovers and it would cost nearly $41,000, when it launches. However, BMW hasn’t confirmed the exact date of unveiling or the price and has been extremely mum on the details of the X2.
Going by the spy-shots, the X2 looks a lot sportier than the company’s entry-level X1 crossover. The front fascia is comparatively shorter, while it flaunts a broad grille which is flanked by huge headlamps. The windscreen looks jaunty with a low roofline and closely packed greenhouse. An upward sweeping beltline, a spoiler mounted on the tailgate and an angular rear window sum up the exterior styling of BMW X2. Being based on the UKL architecture, BMW X2 would get a front-wheel-drive as standard. Although, an all-wheel-drive system would also be available as an option.
Mechanically, the BMW X2 is expected to get the same set of engines as the X1. Hence, there would be an array of petrol and diesel motors on offer, including the 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine. The aforementioned engine would develop a maximum power of 228hp and 258 pound-feet of top torque. It is being known that BMW is contemplating a M Performance variant of the X2 to counter the Audi RS Q3, and one might see it on the roads by the end of 2017. BMW X2 would be challenging the likes of Land Rover Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque and Volvo XC60, while being produced at the company’s Regensburg production facility in Germany.