Rumors have been circulating since 2011 onwards about the new 2017 BMW X2 and at last spy pictures of this long awaited crossover are out now. Heavily camouflaged concept version has hit the road during the last two months. The crossover will be exhibited in the first half of the next year at Geneva Auto Show. Anyhow let us take a closer look at BMW X 2 which is expected to position between X1’s second edition and the current X3. BMW executives have confirmed that X2 will be following the examples of X6 and X4 and will be getting a steel body of unique style. The prototypes show X2 longer and wider than the existing X1 with high-set bonnet and shorter overhang in the rear.But the wheelbase remains unaltered.
2017 BMW X2 review
The spy photographs reveal that the X2 does not have the quarter window found in X1. The 2017 BMW X2 bumper looks same with its iconic design and there is very little change till the B pillar and there is a slightly redesigned rear fascia. The larger air intake provided adds an aggressive appearance. Even under camouflage the available pictures give us enough hints to decide how X2’s exterior will be different from X1’s. The rear windscreen and the bumper look different. The rear windscreen and tailgates are shorter and alsolook different.
New 2017 BMW X2 interior
The interior of 2017 BMW X2 remains similar to the X1 with the newly designed dashboard for the infotainment display and redesigned A/C vents. Leather wrapped steer wheel, audio system with 7 speakers, cruise control etc are standard features. The standard seat is covered with cloth, but leather upholstery can be selected from the optional. Panoramic moonroof, 8.8 inch display, Harman Kardom sound etc are other options available. X2 provides similar leg room like X1 in the rear whichis 2.6 inches grater in the second generation of X1. Most of the interior components are picked from X1. The analogue instrument cluster is equipped with four gauges. Multi-functional steer wheel comes with three spokes.
2017 BMW X2 engine specs
X2’s drivetrain consists of gasoline three cylinders and diesel four cylinders. Both front and rear wheel drives will be available for this crossover. A 1.5 liter, 136 HP, gasoline engine will be fitted to the base model in Europe with six speed automatic transmission in the FWD versions. X2’s engine for the crossover in US will be 2.0 liter transversally mount four cylinder capable of producing 228 HP with 250 lb-ft of torque transmitted to the four wheels by 8 speed automatic transmission. An entry level four wheel drive is expected to join the bandwagon a few months after its initial release.
2017 BMW X2 price and release date
The BMW is earnestly working toward the revealing of a close-to-concept vehicle at a major auto show in the recent months to follow. After unveiling the production model, the 2017 BMW X2 will go on sale at dealerships as 2017 model car. At his stage it is very difficult to profess anything about the price of the X2. However, this crossover is expected to cost a minimum of $34,800 for its base model.