2014 saw launch of a BMW X3’s coupe-styled crossover version, positioned below the first coupe-styled crossover X6. Now a new report from Autocar says that BMW is working on an even more smaller coupe-styled crossover than the X4 which will be based on the entry-level X1 compact crossover and be called ‘X2’.
The BMW X2 will be based on the second generation X1 which is set to arrive in June this year. The all-new X1 will be sit on the company’s UKL1 platform which is used by the company’s first front-wheel drive vehicle – the 2 Series Active Tourer. Like the next generation X1, the X2 will also be offered with a front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive drivetrain options. Again, like the next X1, the X2 will also be offered with three-cylinder and four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, including the new B48 engine which debuted in the 2 Series Active Tourer. The 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine produces 228 hp and 350 Nm of torque on the minivan.
The X2’s character will be similar to that of the larger X4 and X6. According to the report, the five-door liftback’s first prototypes are being finalized as of now and they are likely to be put on the streets for testing by the end of this month. The production version will go on sale in H2 2017, as per the report. This hints at a 2017 Geneva Motor Show debut for the new coupe-styled entry level crossover.