Now that BMW has introduced both the X1 and X4, it only makes sense that a middling X2 would soon hit the streets. In these new spy shots, the X2 shows off a sleek design that mixes the best of both its predecessors.
This BMW X2 prototype was caught testing on the streets of Munich, Germany with quite a bit of camouflage. Still, it’s easy to notice the X2’s low-slung body that gives it a slightly more athletic appearance than the X1. And although it somewhat adopts the shape of a coupe, its roofline doesn’t drop off too dramatically. In this way, we think it’s less awkwardly proportioned than the X4 and X6.
We don’t know how many sales BMW is targeting with its new creation, but hopefully they don’t end up the way of the X1. U.S. sales for that model are down a whopping 39 percent this year, with just 10,859 units sold through the first 10 months of the year. It’s too soon to tell whether this new model will bring a burst of fresh air to the lineup, or end up as another niche vehicle.
Expect the X2 to come available in all-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive versions when it eventually hits global markets. Powertrain options should mirror the X1, meaning we should look for a 228-hp 2.0-liter turbo-four here in the U.S. It’s quite possible we’ll see a high-performance X2 M model somewhere down the line as well.
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