The upcoming BMW X2 SUV is finally seen in its production-ready avatar.
German car-maker BMW showcased the Concept X2 at the Paris Motor Show 2017. The compact crossover is to be placed between the baby X1 and the recently updated X3 in BMW’s SUV line-up.
BMW officials had made it very clear that the Concept X2 is bound to launch in the market soon in a production ready avatar. Now, it is rumoured that the final production-spec SUV will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017. However, the final design of the X2 appears to have revealed much before BMW would have liked it.
The patent images of the BMW X2 from the Japanese bureau give us an extensive glance at all angles of the production-spec X2’s exterior. Unsurprisingly, the production ready car is a watered-down, less radical version of the Concept X2.
BMW wants to position the X2 as a crossover coupe - similar to the X4 and X6. While the SUV’s sweeping silhouette is visible in the images, it is nowhere as well defined as the company’s bigger crossover coupes. The saloon-like boot profile also seems to have given amiss.
The BMW Concept X2
Compared to the concept, the production-spec X2 will have bigger head and tail lamps, less exaggerated bumpers and toned-down wheel arches. However, the unique, inverted kidney grills from the concept is carried over - this will help the X2 stand out from the entry-level X1. The interior is still a mystery though.
The similarities between the X1 and upcoming X2 are aplenty. Both are underpinned by BMW’s UKL front-wheel-drive platform, which is developed for cost-effective cars. Rumours also point towards the X2 borrowing its powertrain options from the X1. So expect the X2 to be offered with a range of 1.5-litre three-cylinder and 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines when it goes official.