Sources close to German magazine Autobild say that a BMW X2 model is in works and scheduled to ship in 2016. This is not the first report to emerge, back in 2012, German media reported on an X2 rumor, followed by a contradictory report just a year later.
The latest rumor say that an X2 model would be based off the UKL front-wheel drive platform that will also be featured in the second-generation X1. The three door crossover would run against the Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA and be designed as a smaller premium Sports Activity Coupe.
Under the hood, the BMW X2 will use the same powerplants as the next X1, a combination of three and four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. A hybrid variant could be planned as well.
If it comes to market, it remains to be seen how the X2 will play against BMW’s first FWD vehicle, the Active Tourer.
Same magazine briefly mentions a BMW X7 model, the very same large SUV that was canceled a few years back. Not many details are offered at this time, but the report says BMW prepares three different plug-in hybrid modules for all X models: three-cylinder (only with front-wheel drive), four-cylinder engine (with rear-wheel drive for X3/X4), six-cylinder (or four-wheel drive for X5/X6/X7).