The 2018 BMW X2 is the latest offering from the German automotive giant, one that presents a bold new take on the small sports crossover SUV formula. This is a luxury vehicle that provides both an off-road thrill and a leisurely driving experience. With the X2, the BMW wants to combine all the best features of its past SUV models and create an athletic alternative to its successful X1 model. Thanks to its combination of attractive sporty looks and excellent performance, the X2 will certainly satisfy those looking for practicality and enjoyment. However, in order to reign in its segment, the 2018 BMW X2 will have to challenge the Infiniti QX 30, the Audi Q3 and the Range Rover Evoque.
2018 BMW X2 – Exterior Look and Styling
On the outside, the 2018 BMW X2 is basically a more aggressive and sleeker-looking version of the X1. It looks compact and small and is built closer to the ground than other SUV models. The X2 will sport a very aggressive-looking front end and a sleek and supremely sculpted rear end. To give it a sporty feel, the German engineers have incorporated sculpted side skirts, a steeply raked rear windscreen, and lop-sided wheel arches. To complement this look, they have also decided to incorporate a set of slim brake lights as well. The X2’s most notable exterior feature is, undoubtedly, its sloped roofline. Its main purpose is to give the X2 a fluid silhouette and create a sleek rear end. Last, but not least, we should also mention oversized air intakes and a more attractive two-kidney grille.
The new Leaked Photo of Interior
The X2’s interior will be heavily influenced by the 5 Series’ luxurious cabin. This means that the 2018 BMW X2 interior will provide all the luxury and comfort that customers expect. However, due to the heavily sloped roof, customers should not expect too much legroom and headroom in the rear. However, there will probably be plenty of space in the front. It is also expected that the X2 will have a good amount of cargo space, as well. The interior materials will most likely consist of high-quality ones, such as natural leather, exotic wood, and glossy metal. In the tech department, the X2 will probably feature an 8.8-inch touchscreen display, advanced navigation and cruise control, a Harman Kardon sound system, climate control and more.
Engine and Transmission
When it comes to the engine options, there are high chances that the 2018 BMW X2 will use the same engine that X1 uses. This engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which is capable of producing more than 200 hp. There are also rumors that there will be a diesel variant, as well. It is also highly likely that the engine will come coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Release Date and Price
According to the rumors, the upcoming 2018 BMW X2 will start rolling off the production lines somewhere in early 2018. Its starting price will be no less than $40.000.