2017 BMW X2 News – Since 2011, rumors have been stirring about the possibility of the German marque building the X2 crossover. These reports however didn’t yield any fruits whatsoever until somewhere in 2015 when the real metal was seen but as a heavily camouflaged prototype. Now, recent reports allege the new model is headed for dealerships this year. The BMW X2 release date should possibly be expected sometime later this year as a 2017 year model.
Naturally, vehicles such as the X1 and the X2 by design are poised to compete against the who-is-who in the segment including the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque courtesy of their sleeker, coupe-like body style. Also hot on its heels will be BMW’s own X-badged SUVs. Essentially, the X2 will slot in between the BMW X4 and the BMW X6.
And just like its X1 sibling, we expect the newest BMW X2 2017 to come riding on the UKL platform found on the BMW 2 Series and the Mini Cooper. Therefore, we should expect a similar powertrain to that of the BMW X1. All indications are that the new model will most probably debut during the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.
2017 BMW X2 Exterior & Spy Pictures
Although the new 2017 BMW X2 was heavily camouflaged, its exterior design mystery is almost coming to an end. Just like the X3 and the X5, the X4 and the X6, the newest X2 will also have similar exterior styling details juts like the X1. Specifically, the BMW X2 will come with a slightly revised rear fascia, a slopping roofline, and an identical front bumper as the X1.
The wheelbase seems to be about the same. The design language for the X2 might be different from that of the X1 because it is based on the second-generation of the X1.exterior styling cues appear to be borrowed from its bigger siblings – X3 and X5. The headlights appear sleeker, larger air intakes, and a twin-kidney- shaped grille.
Further aback, there are some few hints despite being camouflaged to the teeth. The rear windscreen and the tailgate appear shorter, the bumper different, and the taillights chiseled.
2017 BMW X2 Interior
The interior profile is without a doubt similar to that of the X1 in almost all aspects save for the nitty-gritties such as the infotainment system, seat upholstery, and accessories. Those in the know say the new model comes with a newly redesigned dashboard, refined A/C vents, a “floating” infotainment system, and a smorgasbord of new features.
Some of the interior features available for the newest 2017 BMW X2 include eighteen-inch wheels, tri-zone automatic climate control, HD radio, a 6.5” touchscreen display, a premium vinyl upholstery, a power liftgate, automatic windshield wipers, Bluetooth connectivity, a navigation system, a CD player, dual USB ports, folding rear seat, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, an 8.8”display screen, keyless entry and ignition, a hands-free control, power-folding mirrors, a sport-tuned suspension system, BMW’s integrated smartphone app, and exterior aerodynamic trim pieces.
In terms of the driving aides, some of the technologies to look forward to include adaptive cruise control, a heated steering wheel, automated parallel parking system, a rearview camera, automatic high-beam headlight control, lane-departure warning and control, pedestrian detection, frontal collision warning, speed limit information, and front and rear parking sensors.
2017 BMW X2 Engine Specs
Credible sources say the new 2017 BMW X2 is most likely to be offered with a wide array of engines consisting of diesel four-cylinder engines, gasoline four-cylinder, and gasoline three-cylinders. A choice of both a front-wheel drive and an all-wheel drive system is certain.
The Europe-spec model will most likely get a three-cylinder 1.5L gasoline unit rated at 136 hp. transmission pairing will be done by the six-speed automatic transmission system. The xDrive20i and the sDrive20i models will possibly get an output of around 192 horsepower and 231 ponies respectively.
In terms of the diesel powerplant, stakes are high it will get a 2.0L four-cylinder rated at 150 hp and 190 horsepower for the sDrive18d and the xDrive20d respectively.
Additional specs should be expected to start flowing in as its release date nears.
2017 BMW X2 Release Date & Price
It’s preemptive to start talking of the pricing details this early. However, my crystal ball tells me the price point will possibly be from around $34,800. Its availability is expected in the latter half of this year as a model for 2017.