2017 BMW X2 Spied in Munich, Dressed in White

Even though most of us didn’t believe BMW would actually launch an X2 anytime soon, as a coupe alternative to the X1, it seems that we’ve all been wrong. The car was spotted in prototype guise out testing for the first time back in October, and since then, we’ve been wondering just what is going on in Munich.
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Well, today we received yet another set of photos from the hometown of BMW, showing us the X2 out testing once again, meaning that the Germans are dead serious about bringing it to the market.

The camouflage is still pretty thick and the taillights do seem to be in pre-production guise, but we can still make out some of the details. Unlike the last car spied, this one doesn’t appear to wear the M Sport package. Back then, we could tell that the M lettering was plastered all over the car because of its Estoril Blue color (exclusive to M Sport models) and the air intakes on the sides of the front bumper.

This one seems to be a lot tamer, and it's probably the xLine version, which is a lot less aggressive on the outside and on the inside. If the current line-up tells us anything, the X2 should look just like the X1 up to the B-Pillar, while the rest of the body will have a different appearance, with a coupe-like design enforced by a sloping roofline.

That being said, the similarities go even further under the hood and inside the cabin. That means that we’ll be getting the same engines on the X2 as on the X1, from the 1.5-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged mill on the sDrive18i model to the 2-liter 4-cylinder petrol unit on the xDrive25i version with 231 HP.

Even the platform will be shared, the two being built atop the newly developed UKL one that is being used for front-wheel-drive based models. Yes, the X2 will be FWD on base models and go up to all-wheel drive offerings on the more expensive choices, but BMW assures us that the driving experience will still be enthralling. Well, that remains to be seen.
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