BMW’s latest SUV – the X2 – will be unveiled tomorrow, Wednesday October 25th. BMW says that the event will be livestreamed on Facebook at 12PM EST / 6PM Germany time. The dynamic offshoot of the world-famous BMW X1 celebrates its market launch in the Spring of 2018 and is intended to appeal to a target group that places more emphasis on dynamism and sporty style than on maximum space.
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In the unveiling of the BMW X2 F39, the graffiti artist MadC appears to play a role, showing the artsy and hipster appeal of the new, small SUV.
Internally coded as F39, the BMW X2 comes to cover an unknown segment for the German premium brand, that of the compact coupe SUVs. This is a five-door model that, unlike the X4 and X6, the coupe design will not be similar to these, but rather it will be dynamic, elegant and sporty as usual BMWs, with a lower roof line at style of the MINI or Range Rover Evoque.
It shares the UKL1 front-wheel drive platform with the BMW X1 and the new MINI Countryman. The X2 is one of the 23 completely new models we will see on this platform. Likewise, the new X2 will share range of engines from the X1, in gasoline and diesel, with blocks of three and four cylinders turbo with powers between 116 and 231 HP. Also, there will be a version of M Performance with a maximum power of 300 hp baptized as X2 M35i xDrive.
All versions will be front-wheel drive, the all-wheel drive xDrive will be optional, although most can only be combined with an automatic transmission. A six-speed manual transmission will be available for selected models.