After leading to the generation of much speculation and buzz in the industry, the 2017 BMW X2 is actually set to appear. It is set to be showcased at the Paris motor show. The sibling of recently unveiled BMW X1, the X2 is an SUV crossover with stylish Coupe looks and loads of avant-garde features. The car is going to be based on the much-touted UKL platform of the iconic German company. The BMW X2 is being projected as a sportier substitute to the more compact X1. It will be pitted against established rivals like the Range Rover Evoque. The test vehicles have been spotted in several places worldwide. It will be manufactured at the Regensburg factory of BMW in Germany.
2017 BMW X2 – New Attractive Body:
The spy shots of upcoming 2017 BMW X2 has already appeared on the web and they offer much insight into its design. The X2 lacks the quarter window found in the X1. Design cues adapted from its bigger siblings like X3 and X5 are also evident. Furthermore, the front fascia is quite similar with the well-known twin kidney bean shaped grille. The headlamps are sleek and elongated in shape. The air inlets are placed below the lamps and they are quite big in size. The tail lamps may be similar to those of X1. Overall, the design is sportier and somewhat aggressive.
Inside the Cabin:
The cabin of 2017 BMW X2 may be quite similar to the X1 and larger siblings in the lineup. Boot space and rear seat space may not be much improved than the X1, assume the experts. Leather upholstery and large display are expected. In the cabin, plenty of storage bins and cubicles are also expected. As you can expect, there will be plenty of soft-touch materials and leather with metal trims in the cabin. It is not known if the cabin will get some special noise insulation technique implemented or not.
Infotainment and Safety Features:
Much like other BMW cars, the 2017 X2 is going to be laden with safety and infotainment options. The features may include Harman Kardon sound system, and also a panoramic moonroof etc. As is the case with BMW cars, plenty of packages and customization options are likely to be available in the X2. From audio system to carpet and seat upholstery, enhancement choices will be made available.
Not much is known about the safety features that will be present in the X2. However, it is logical that features present in the X1 will be found in it. The much touted ConnectedDrive Driver Assistance systems will be offered. Wireless communication and cutting-edge Smartphone integration technologies are used. This means there can be also a rearview camera, parking assist and head up display. Some of the advanced safety features may be made optional for the entry level trim while in upper trims, they will be included as standard.
2017 BMW X2 – Engine Specifications:
The 2017 BMW X2 is likely to get both gasoline and diesel engines. Both all-wheel drive and FWD will be offered. The base trim will be turbocharged 2.0-litre engine delivering 189 hp. The second one will be diesel options with a turbocharged 2.0-litre diesel engine and 148 hp or 227 hp. The fuel economy offered by the engines is yet to be announced.
2017 BMW X2 – Debut Time and Price:
Finally, the 2017 BMW X2 may be made available for sale in the first quarter of 2017, as per the updates. The expected price is $32,000 for base trim and it may go up to $40,000 for range-topping trim. Overall, it is likely to be priced just a tad higher than the X1.
The 2017 BMW X2 may be worth the hype after all. The design, based on both X1 and other larger siblings looks enticing and the cabin is also well designed and lavish. Its engine choices are aplenty and infotainment options are adequate. However, rear seat space can be a problem and the cargo space may not be enough for some buyers. However, it still comes across as a potent alternative to the Range Rover Evoque. BMW just needs to keep the pricing reasonable.