Over the last few months we reported exclusively on the upcoming BMW X2, the former XCITE project which will come to fruition in 2017. Today, the first BMW X2 prototypes were spotted in Germany. The heavy camouflaged test mule pretty much hides the entire design details, but what instead reveals are the proportions. The X2 sits closer to the ground than the X4, for example, and features the same sloped roofline to enable a sleek rear end. Five doors and a decent sized tailgate opening can be spotted in these spy shots as well.
The proportions of the X2 are inline with what the segment expects, so no surprises there.
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.
BMW X2 is planned to be sold exclusively with three-cylinder and four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, along with the choice of either front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. They will be mated to either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearbox in combination with front or four-wheel drive.
The X2 will be produced alongside the new X1 at BMW’s Regensburg factory in Germany.