BMW will preview its next compact crossover at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
The 2017 BMW X2 will debut as a concept, but it is expected to closely resemble the production model. Serving as a sportier version of the X1, the X2 will ride on the German automaker’s UKL platform that also underpins the upcoming second-generation MINI Countryman. The new Countryman is also scheduled to debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
Designed to rival the Range Rover Evoque, the 2017 BMW X2 will go on sale in the second half of 2017, targeting buyers that have traditionally opted for a hatchback but wants the versatility and functionality an SUV provides. Essentially, the X2 plays the same role as the X4 and X6 models, “coupe” versions of the X3 and X5, respectively.
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Spy photographers have caught the BMW X2 testing, looking like a compact SUV with a significantly lower roofline to give it a sportier profile. On the inside, the BMW X2 will share much with the X1, but it will have less storage and headroom due to its low roof. It will also be more expensive than the X1 despite being less practical.
Expect powerplants to mirror the BMW X1, which includes a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder offering.
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