The combination of an SUV and a coupe has been sold in large numbers by BMW, yet the market seems to be ready for one more coupe crossover. The BMW X2 or XCite, if you were to believe some sources, is said to have been approved for production with a launch date scheduled for 2017.
With the X2, BMW will open a third category of vehicles to inspire consumers in a long time ridiculed segment and which will see more contenders in the next few years. The folks over at X-Tomi Design shows us a new photoshop of what the BMW X2 coupe might look like. The rendering is apparently based on the F16 BMW X6 and combines its design language with a modified front of the F48 BMW X1, which is celebrating its market launch this Fall and will provide the technical basis for the compact SUV Coupe.
Just like the big brothers, X4 and X6, the new F39 X2 will also be a four-door coupe with a steeply descending roofline, more dynamic forms in return for a less versatile interior than the X1.
The cross-mounted engines are naturally the three- and four-cylinder, all engines come from the new modular family. While the stronger models will be equipped with the all-wheel drive xDrive system, the entry-level models with weaker three-cylinder engine are sold as front-wheel drive.
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.