A second confirmation that the new BMW X2 will launch in 2017 comes from UK magazine Autocar. Back in February, BMWBLOG reported exclusively that the X2 SAV will join the X-family.
Conceived along the lines of the forthcoming X4 and second-generation X6, the X2 is described as a more sporting variant of the new X1, with which it will share its platform, engines and interior fittings.
While the new F48 X1 will lose some inches in size, the X2, while more sporty looking, it will also offer more interior space. The X2 will sport a lower roof line and a side profile that makes it attractive to a younger demographic.
The X2 will not only share the underpinnings with the F48 X1, but also the same power plants so expect a range of turbocharged three-cylinder and four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. They range in capacity from 1.5 to 2.0 liters. Customers will have a choice between a standard six-speed manual or an optional eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 2017 BMW X2 crossover will run against the Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA.