BMW X2 Expected to Arrive in 2017

BMW`s X fleet is fast changing, with a lot of small models to become bigger and those bigger to become even bigger, like the upcoming BMW X7, which would be the cream of the crop.

BMW is also planning to release a future X2 SUV, a kind of X1 with again…bigger scales. In fact, the future BMW X2, slotted for 2017, is indeed based on the present X1 and will underpin the company`s new UKL architecture, the same one found on other BMW models MINIs.

This means that the BMW X2 will come with a front-wheel drive – a custom thing now for BMW models – and an optional all-wheel drive.

Design wise, the BMW X2 will borrow the X1`s current body styling, adding though new and more aggressive cues, expecting a sweeping roofline and tucked rear end as well. The cabin will also make room for plenty of cargo space, along with the latest technology onboard.

Under the hood, the all-new BMW X2 will be powered by a wide choice of engines, with three- and four-cylinder configurations. We should mention the 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine or the higher 2.0-liter diesel petrol expected to become the top of the line from the diesel. Also, all versions will come with a choice of six-speed manual gearbox and the Aisin-sourced eight-speed automatic, both equipping the Euro-spec models. The latter gearbox will also come as standard on other versions, especially in the US.

We are definitely going to hear more about the BMW X2 in the next period before its official unveiling, perhaps at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.


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