Earlier this year our spy photographers captured images of the BMW X2 undergoing testing and BMW has now released official images showing the new X2 prowling in the urban jungle. The development of the X2 is just about complete and is expected to be shown at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show next month.
Spy shot image credit: SB Medien
After seeing how successful the Range Rover Evoque has been, it makes perfect sense for BMW to tackle the luxury lifestyle SUV market. The SUV market has really taken off and BMW already has the X1, X3, X4, X5 and X6. The X2 will logically sit between the compact X1 and the mid-size X3. A big X7 is expected in 2018.
The upcoming BMW X2 will look to capitalise on a booming SUV market.
The new BMW X2 will be riding on the same UKL platform which underpins the X1. Expect the base spec models to feature front-wheel drive, with the mid-to-top specs boasting xDrive all-wheel drive capability. In terms of engines, almost the entire BMW power plant portfolio will be on tap. The 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol should be kicking off the range and you will be able to choose from an array of both petrol and diesel powertrains. We doubt there will be a manual gearbox option. Expect to see the new BMW X2 revealed in its entirety at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show and we'll be in attendance.
We will keep you informed as soon as more information becomes available.