The BMW X2 has again been sighted, this time undergoing winter evaluation – our spy pixmen caught the SUV coupe running trials in Arvidsjaur, northern Sweden. It’s still as heavily-clad as when first seen last October, though cold weather testing has added on external front foglamps.
First reported as confirmed last May, the X2 will fill in the blanks between the X1 and X3, completing a numerical X sequence right up to the X6, with even numbers (F26 X4 and F16 X6) denoting the coupes. The vehicle, essentially a ‘coupe’ variant of the F48 BMW X1, is expected to go on sale sometime in mid-2017, where it will go up against the likes of the Range Rover Evoque.
When it arrives, it’ll be the automaker’s fourth front-wheel drive model, sitting on the same UKL platform as the X1, F45 2 Series Active Tourer and F46 2 Series Gran Tourer. All-wheel drive will be on the cards too, with X2 xDrive variants expected.
Still no view of the interior as yet, but you can expect that the X2’s interior won’t differ very much in presentation and layout from that seen in the X1. Likewise, powertrain choices, with the selection of transverse three-cylinder and four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines from the F48 set to be repeated here.