Anton Andres / CarPix for Autoindustriya.com | April 21, 2017 14:05
Upcoming BMW X2 laps the Nurburgring
We've been seeing the BMW X2 take on harsh conditions for the past several months now. This time around, our spies have taken photos of BMW's smallest crossover coupe on the Nurburgring. With significantly less camouflage, we might be seeing the BMW X2 make its global premiere early next year.
Following BMW's nomenclature for X models, the X2 is a sleeker version of the automaker's smallest crossover, the X1. Compared to the X1, the X2's roofline is more sloped towards the rear. A closer look at the car sees current BMW design themes such as a larger kidney grill, 'flame surfacing' detail on the hood and on its sides and, of course, the signature Hoffmeister Kink.
BMW previewed the production version of the car in the form of the Concept X2. Judging by the photos, it remains faithful to the concept from the side profile, as well as the rear section. Expect a toned-down treatment for the rear as the car transitions from concept to production.
As for engines, expect these to be carried over from the X1. It starts with a 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo inline-three and moves up to a 2.0-liter, TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder with two differen power outputs available. As for the diesels, three 2.0-liter options are available, each offering different different power outputs. Two wheel drive sDrive and all-wheel drive xDrive options will be offered.
The BMW X2 continues the German automaker's plans to release 40 new models in the span of two years. It will be joined by the X7, BMW's largest crossover which will serve as the flagship model of the X range. Both the X2 and X7 are slated to debut by 2018 but BMW has yet to mention the exact month of their respective releases.