Next month at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, BMW will introduce to the world the BMW X2 Concept. Initially to be unveiled in a concept form, the new BMW crossover will follow in 2017 with a production series vehicle. Ahead of its unveil, BMW engineers continue to test the X2 platform in different parts of the world, like for example in Spain where this X2 prototype was spotted.
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The future BMW X2 will be based on the X1, which will share the UKL platform on which the 2 Series Active Tourer is also constructed on. That means that future compact SUV will be a front-wheel drive vehicle that can be optionally equipped with a four-wheel drive. At the time of its launch, it will offer three and four cylinder turbo engines with power between 136 and 231 hp. In addition to the optional xDrive, the future BMW X2 will offer an automatic transmission and a Sport automatic transmission, and virtually all options available seen on the BMW X1.
Given its focus on a more sporty coupe, a the future M Performance variant with an output around 300 hp will also be offered.
Aesthetically, the nose of the X2 will share all the features of his brother BMW X1, but from the B-pillar forward will sport a more risky design. The X2 will have its own personality, with a line sloping ceiling and a completely new rear-end.
The X2 will be produced alongside the new X1 at BMW’s Regensburg factory in Germany.
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