The spied BMW X2 reveals exterior details resembling the concept; expected to be offered with 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines
The BMW X2 compact luxury SUV made its global premiere at the Paris Motor Show last year. It received tremendous attention in front of a packed crowd gathered to see the event unfold and it is no secret that the production version is currently being tested on international roads. However, the information regarding the correlation between design of the road-going model and the concept and the further simplifications had not been known.
But, the recent spy pictures emerged online have given us some idea of what to expect from the upcoming entry-level SUV in the brand’s lineup. The front fascia has showed several similarities to the concept despite some elements being hidden under the camouflage while the overall sleek silhouette has been kept intact.
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Based on the UKL architecture as the next generation Mini Countryman, up front the BMW X2 has received an all-black composition. The traditional kidney grille is mean with black vertical slats while the front bumper with triangular sections at the corners and the surrounding area were quite similar in design and proportion.
The mesh-grilled central airdam and quirky air vents appear to have been carried over as well alongside slim headlamp cluster with LED Daytime Running Lights. The bonnet is a lot pronounced while the dual-tone ORVMs with turn indicators, coupe-ish roofline, multi-spoke alloy wheels and LED tail lamp structure elevate the overall sportiness of the SUV.
As for the powertrain, fuel efficient turbocharged engines are the order of the day for potential customers BMW will target at. The BMW X2 will derive power from a 2.0-litre turbo petrol motor which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 189 bhp. On the diesel side of things, three different engine options are said to be provided.
The 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel in three different power and torque tunes will be connected to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission with two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive choices. With the production expected to commence towards the end of this year, BMW will be focusing on more contemporary buyers and will set the suspension and ride quality of X2 on the softer side. It could be launched in India next year as the market potential is always there.
BMW X2 Concept Images
Spy Source: Motor1