BMW X2 launch is reported to take place at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in late September; will be based on X1’s UKL platform
The BMW’s new entry-level luxury SUV, X2, will be launched at the forthcoming 2016 Paris Motor Show scheduled for the final days of September. The motoring exhibition has always been one of the most significant of the year and BMW is expected to announce plans for how to take the new model into global markets.
Revealed by the trusted BMW Blog, the new kid in the X block will come at price ranges close to the X3 than the X1 when it enters into worldwide markets. The German manufacturer’s five-door SUV will rival against the likes of Audi Q2 crossover that made global premiere at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year.
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The BMW X2 will sit on its elder sibling X1’s UKL front-wheel drive platform sourced from Mini and will resemble the design languages close to the larger X4 and X6. The new ‘Sports Activity Coupe’ is based on the second generation X1 SUV as a whole.
The Munich-based luxury automaker will manufacture the X2 along with the X1 at Regensburg factory in Germany and first official pictures could be made public in a couple of months’ time. As for the styling, it will have the signature kidney grille up front and the façade will look similar to the X1.
To give it a coupe-ish silhouette, the BMW X2 will have tapered appearance from the B-pillar while the tailgate will be set at aggressive angle. BMW is set to break the deadlock on the X2 whose existence speculated back to nearly a decade. It will have high rear belt line and smaller rear window with a swooping roofline to enhance the overall coupe stance.
On the inside, the features and equipment will largely be shared with the new-gen X1. Likewise, the mechanicals will be carried over forward the X1 with three-cylinder and four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines on offer. Transmission duties will be done by either a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed automatic. The range-topping X2 models are expected to get the xDrive all-wheel drive system while the low range variants will have the power sent to only front axle.