2017 BMW X2

Rumors have been stirring about BMW building an X2 crossover since 2011, but a new report from bimmerpost suggests the automaker is reading the vehicle for production in 2017. What’s more, loose details have surfaced giving a better idea of what BMW’s got up its sleeve. Fitted only in xDrive all-wheel-drive guise, the X2 will come in both three- and five-door configurations and will share its platform with the new BMW X1 .

The platform will venture into Mini ’s stable as well, underpinning both the Countryman and Paceman . Like the Evoque from Range Rover, the lineup of crossovers will offer different configurations for different needs, with the X2 three-door being more sporty and the five-door more practical. Telling from the sketch above, the three-door will be a sporty looker with strong lines. Hopefully, it will be a more emotional design than the rather lifeless X1.

The powertrain will likely be shared between the X1, X2, and Mini crossovers as well. In the current X1, that’s the 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 making 240 horsepower that’s connected to an eight-speed automatic.

The report continues in saying the two X2 variants are expected to arrive in 2017. As with its names, we suspect pricing to fall between the X1’s $30,900 base price and the X3’s $39,800 sticker. BMW has been on a streak of splitting hairs with its ever-expanding model lineup, and it appears that trend will continue.

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Source: Bimmerpost

Competitors

2014 Mazda 3 Grand Touring

Mazda3 s Grand Touring - Driven

Though its way more car like and considerably more down market, the Mazda 3 Grand Touring seems to line up as a potential X2 competitor. The sporty handling and demeanor of the 3 will likely give the BMW BMW a run for its money. Powered by a 2.5-liter I-4 making 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque, the Mazda 3 GT hits 60 mph in 7.5 seconds. Pricing for the Mazda 3 GT begins at a low $26,495.

2014 Range Rover Evoque

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

On the upper end of its competition lies the Range Rover Evoque. Like the rumored X2, the Evoque comes in both three- and five-door configurations, giving consumers both a sporty and practical version of essentially the same vehicle. And unlike the Mazda 3, the Evoque comes Range Rover’s off-road pedigree and AWD capability. Powering the Evoque is a 2.0-liter I-4 making a respectable 240 horsepower. Starting price begins around $41,000.


3 comments:

Can’t see much of the photo of this BMW. But on that platform, I can say that this doesn’t look that fine on its exterior looks. I think it will stand out on its engine specs right after this article get an update.

I love the design of this car. Its not simple yet it doesn’t look so luxurious as well. Moreover, the color of this BMW X2 is really stunning, I wonder about its engine specification. Lastly, the wheels suits for the design of this car.

It looks like a Hyundai Tucson on its side view picture. Anyway, I can’t see any special features of this BMW X2 but I would still wait for an official details about it. I hope that it has a surprising character so that it will really be worth waiting for.

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