BMW X2 cross-coupe will fit in between smaller X1 and the larger X3
BMW, the premium German car maker is reportedly maximizing its X variant line-up into segments the car maker has not laid hands yet. The X2 cross-coupe will be ideal to fit in between smaller X1 and the larger X3 says sources. Apparently, along with the trademark filed for X2 cross-coupe, BMW has filed for second variant of the upcoming BMW X2 which will be registered under the “X2 Sport”. The second is line is expected to be two-door version of the BMW X2, which the news is currently vague.
News about BMW working on the X2 was rumor until lately. Now, we hear that higher officials at the company have given the go-ahead for the X2 crossover. Reports on X2 started early in 2014 with news getting up to confirmation of the production and news about X2 might not reach the production lines, however will be replaced by the rumored XCite model. All said and done, now it’s confirmed, BMW is reportedly moving forward with development of its next crossover X2.
The X2 crossover is likely to borrow styling factors from the coupe-like X4 and X6 and will be based on new X1 front-wheel drive architecture and is a five-door hatchback/crossover and steeply raked liftback-style tailgate.
The debut of the X2 will mark a two-and-a-half-year development program and is already under way at the company’s research and development centre in Munich, say BMW insiders. The first road-going prototypes are getting finalized at this stage and are set to hit the road for tests within few weeks.
The BMW X2 will be powered by the company’s latest three and four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, with a performance version coming later probably the X2 Sport, using a tuned B48 2.0 liter turbocharged engine. The crossover will be a front-wheel drive as standard and also will be available with BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system.
BMW insiders say the X2 will be an exciting and fun to drive crossover just like the X1 and will be a potential model in the line-up to get new customers for the carmaker.
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