Six years ago, rumors about the brand new crossover from BMW, named BMW X2 have become more and more often. Finally, in 2015 this model hit the streets and testing has begun. According to BMW, we can expect to see this model on dealerships around the world in 2017. At the first glance, this model looks like a coupe version of X1 model, and its main competitor is Range Rover Evoque. The most recent 2017 BMW X2 will probably use the same platform as the second-generation of X1 model and that platform also use the Mini Cooper as well as a BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. In the next review, we take a first look at its exterior, interior, engines, and price & release date.
2017 BMW X2 – Platform and Design:
The 2017 X2 model will be identical to the X1 model from the front bumper to the B-pillar and it will feature a slightly revised rear fascia as well as sloping roofline. If we look carefully, we can notice that the novel model doesn’t have the X1’s quarter window, while the back overhang is notably shorter. Considering it will be constructed on the second-gen X1, the X2 will profit from the SUVs new design language. As we know, the X1 model borrows a lot of parts from its bigger siblings and the new BMW X2 2017 model will do exactly the same. The front fascia will be almost identical to all X models, with a large twin-kidney grille as well as with longer and sleeker headlights.
The interior design of the resulting 2017 BMW X2 will have the newly designed dashboard, refined A/C vents as well as a floating infotainment screen. Some of the standard interior features include a multi-function and also leather covered steering wheel, a seven-speaker audio system, cruise control, navigation, dual zone climate control, many connectivity options, and so many others. All seats in the cabin have cloth upholstery but of course, you will be able to choose leather in the options list. Other optional features include a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, 8.8-inch display, a panoramic moonroof, etc.
2017 BMW X2 – Powertrain Configuration:
The brand new 2017 BMW X2 will be powered by the same engines as the X1 model. The standard option will be a gasoline engine that will be capable of generating up to 116 and 192 hp. For the M version is expected at least 300 hp, The engine is paired with the six-speed automatic as well as with front wheel drive only. The acceleration from 0-60 mph is around 6.3 seconds while the top speed is rated at 130 mph.
2017 BMW X2 – Date of Arrival and MSRP:
The release date of the vehicle is expected next year, probably in the second half. In the USA, this model will have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of around $37.000. The main rival to the next 2017 BMW X2 is well known Range Rover Evoque model and other similar models.