Arrives in U.S. dealerships this spring

Unveiled in October 2017, the BMW X2 is the company’s smallest crossover yet, standing beneath the X1 in the lineup. Already available in Europe since November 2017, the X2 is no longer a mystery, but the mini SUV just made its public U.S. debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, a sign that American customers will soon be able to order one. And if the X1 is any indication, the X2 will probably become a big hit in North America.

BMW's Smallest SUV Shows its Face in Public at Detroit Auto Show
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The really cool thing about the X2 is that even though it shares underpinnings with the X1, it's far from being just a sleeker, coupe-style version of its sibling

The really cool thing about the X2 is that even though it shares underpinnings with the X1, it’s far from being just a sleeker, coupe-style version of its sibling. The small sports numerous unique styling features of its own, including a front grille that’s wider at the base and triangular vents in the bumper. It’s also the first X model to have BMW roundels on the C-pillars. Around back, it stands out by means of large, organic-looking taillights and a license plate recess carved in the bumper instead of the tailgate. Overall, it’s a cool departure from the "same sausage, different length" strategy that almost every carmaker seems to use nowadays.

The interior is identical to the X1, but it’s worth mention that the X2 features a new Dakota leather option in Magma Red, Oak grain veneer, and contrast stitching all over the place. Similarities continue under the hood with the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder that cranks out 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Charging from 0 to 60 mph takes only 6.3 seconds with this engine, which pairs to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Pricing information is not yet available, but expect to find it in dealerships this spring.

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