The first BMW X2 prototypes hit the road just a few days ago. The F39 X2 – F47 code by some unconfirmed accounts – is BMW’s answer to the market demands of a small, premium compact coupe SUV. Based on the first spy shots, rendering artists have already begun to “draw” the lines of the X2.
The following render comes courtesy of AutoExpress UK and “fits” the profile of what the X2 would look like. The X2 sits closer to the ground than the X4 and features the same sloped roofline to enable a sleek rear end. Five doors and a decent sized tailgate opening are also likely to make it into production.
BMW X1’s front fascia serves as an inspiration to the X2, with the same elongated and fairly sleek headlights and the upright nose with 3D kidney grilles.
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. 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 target the Range Rover Evoque segment when it will arrive in 2018.