The much touted 2018 BMW X2 has already been spotted testing at several locations. The rakishly styled compact SUV is going to be similar to the sporty X1 but not like an oversized copy. The final model may be close to prototype showcased earlier by the company in Paris Motor show last year. It will be pitted against Audi Q3, Infiniti QX30.
2018 BMW X2 – Design and Features
The 2018 BMW X2 will be based on the company’s UKL platform on which the X1 is also based. The swoopy body lines seen in the larger siblings like X4, X5 are present. At front side, the X2 looks more sporty and aggressive. Its roofline is not as sloped towards the end as the larger siblings which mean rear seat passengers will not have to cope with reduced space. Yu will see the familiar twin split kidney grille and led angular lamps. It is not known how many trims will be made available for the car.
Not much is known about its cabin but given its lineup, the quality of materials is bound to be top notch. Features like ambient lighting, active noise cancellation, and dual zone climate control are expected to be there. BMW may also use noise insulating materials in the cabin in ample amounts. Cargo space will be enhanced than X1, though by a small amount.
Like all BMW models, the 2018 X2 is going to be laden with safety and top entertainment features. You can expect safety features including airbags, traction control, rearview camera, blind spot monitor, lane keep assist.
As for entrainment, you will get enhanced version of BMW’s infotainment system. Options for premium music system with the touch display unit are likely to be there. As is the case with most BMW models, you get extensive customization options for upholstery. There could be options for heated seating, HD radio, Bluetooth streaming and heated steering wheel.
2018 BMW X2 – Speculated Powertrain
The company is yet to announce the exact powertrain for 2018 X2 but it is likely that the same engine used in X1 will be used here too. The turbocharged 2.0-liter engine here may be tweaked for higher output. It may be mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission unit. Both AWD and FWD may be offered. It is not known if the 2018 X2 will get any diesel or hybrid engine options. It is likely that the model will get varying powertrains in the US and Europe.
2018 BMW X2 – Price and Release Date
BMW X2 2018 may have a price tag of $38,000 or so. It will reach showrooms in late 2017, though an exact date is not known.
The 2018 BMW X2 seems to be an exciting SUV crossover aimed at those who want a little bigger choice than the X1. It is also styled aggressively and amenities are class leading. If BMW does not make it overly priced, the X2 will cope with segment rivals without hassle.