While the BMW X2 isn’t due to make its debut anytime soon, patent images of the purported ‘X1 Coupe’ have appeared in the Japan Patent Office (JPO). The X2 was first previewed by the aptly-named Concept X2 during last year’s Paris Motor Show.

Unsurprisingly, the car seen in the images is a toned-down version of the Paris concept, looking more production-ready by comparison. As you can see, the front face is less aggressive thanks to a new bumper and slightly larger headlamps.

Down the sides, regular door handles have been added, and the slender side mirrors have been replaced with larger units. The shape of the side window appears to remain faithful to the concept, with the hallmark Hofmeister kink on show.

The car in the patent images also does away with the large exhaust outlets in favour of a smaller tip, and the concept’s sleek taillights have been replaced with more conventional ones. The carved-out portion near the BMW logo is carried over from the concept, something is also visible on a test mule sighted previously.

The X2 is set to be the sportier sister of the upcoming F48 BMW X1, just like how the X4 and X6 are ‘coupe’ variants of the traditional X3 and X5. When it debuts, BMW’s latest Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) will result in a numerical X sequence that goes all the way up to the X6; at least until the X7 is introduced.

GALLERY: BMW X2 spyshots