The production BMW X2 has its exterior details largely resembling the concept; the Audi Q2 rival is expected to be offered with 2.0L 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 official camouflaged pictures released by the brand have given us idea of what to expect from the upcoming entry-level premium luxury SUV in the lineup. The front fascia has showed several similarities to the concept amidst the overall sleek silhouette being kept intact as well.
Also Read: BMW X2 Concept Revealed At Paris Motor Show
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.
It has been a new trend among manufacturers to release pictures of the production model with camouflage before launching the product. The much-awaited X2 has received such treatment as the forthcoming vehicle in BMW’s words is their latest ‘Sports Activity Coupe’ and it was sent to explore the urban jungle where its potential customers live.
It means BMW is trying to place it as an urban crossover more than anything else and the orange, grey and black wrap with yellow touches only signifies that. The design was based on digital pattern denoting the innovative spirit and future orientation according to BMW. Thanks to these images the aggressive rear end with dual exhaust pipes can be clearly visible.
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 officially make its global debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September and as per Spanish media there is a full range of powertrains to be made available.
With the range-topping X2 M35i xDrive said to make 300 horsepower from a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, it will have five other petrol options – 140 hp x2 sDrive 18i and X2 xDrive 18i, X2 sDrive 20i and xDrive 20i with 192 hp along with a 231 hp producing X2 xDrive 25i.
With total of six diesel engines, the base x2 sDrive 16d is reported to make 116 hp while there is 150 hp X2 sDrive 18d and X2 xDrive 18d, 192 hp X2 sDrive 20d and X2 xDrive 20d besides a top-of-the-line with 231 hp. 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.
Production BMW X2 Images
BMW X2 Concept Images