BMW X2 Green-Lit For Production

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
bmw x2 green lit for production

X is giving it to us again: BMW has green-lit production of the X2 crossover, slotted between the upcoming second-gen X1 and current X3.

The X2 is based upon the UKL platform underpinning the X1 and 2 Series Active and Gran tourers, Autocar reports. Power will come from three- and four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines, including a performance-oriented B48 engine for an M Performance variant of the crossover, with output expected to hit 300 horsepower. Front- and all-wheel drive will link the power to the road.

Styling is said to follow in the footsteps of the X4 and X6 — four doors and a slanted hatchback — while the interior will be shared with the second-gen X1.

The publication’s sources state the concept version of the X2 will make its global debut as early as next year’s Geneva Auto Show. Prototype testing is set to begin by the end of May. North American sales are not known as of this writing, though the United Kingdom will get theirs starting in H2 2017.

[Photo credit: Alex L. Dykes/ The Truth About Cars]

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  • Richarbl Richarbl on May 20, 2015

    I am so looking forward to the the BMW X9. It going to be much better than the X8 despite the X8.3 update. Maybe I should just wait until the X9.4 or the long rumoured X11 which is apparently based on the Series 13 Honestly I can't keep up with all of the latest models, in my view BMW haven't made anything decent since the M Series 7 door Gran Coupe Convertible Shooting Brake.

  • Speed3 Speed3 on May 20, 2015

    How about a Z2 instead?

  • Kosmo Kosmo on May 20, 2015

    It's up to BMW to choose what variants they want to build. Who cares about their seemingly STRONG desire to fill every niche? I care that the next X1 won't have RWD or a manual trans, but I guess most buyers just don't, because more and more keep laying down their money.

  • Dswilly Dswilly on May 20, 2015

    Who started the war on choices? I guess if they only sold three models a 3, 5 and 7 series everyone would be OK with that and praising them for sticking to their roots or whatever. If you go to the website and click on vehicles it’s really not that confusing. People shop for a type of car, then hone in on the brand offerings in that category, this is when choices are a good thing.