The highly rumored BMW X2 is scheduled to arrive in 2017 and will be built under the internal codename F39. Initially reserved for the “Xcite” model, the F39 chassis code is now used for the small Sports Activity Coupe, but it’s still unclear whether BMW will use the X2 moniker as launch name.
Our sources says that in addition to front-wheel drive models powered by 2.0 liter four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engine, an xDrive35i model is also planned, but it remains unknown what engine would use.
Set to be positioned between the second-generation X1 and the current X3, the new five-door mini SUV will begin road testing in a few weeks. “We’re finalizing the first prototypes now,” said a source. “They should be in action by the end of the month.”
BMW’s X2 will be built on the X1 front-wheel drive platform and will follow the example of the larger X4 and X6 in receiving a uniquely styled steel body. It will feature a five-door layout, with its tailgate set at a more extreme angle than that of the more practical X1 to give it a coupe-like silhouette. The interior is expected to be largely shared with the new X1.
The X2 will be produced alongside the new X1 at BMW’s Regensburg factory in Germany, unlike the first-generation X1, which was built alongside the 1 Series and 3 Series at the company’s Leipzig plant.