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    • BMW brings their F39 X2 design concept to Detroit and it's essentially a re-skinned X1 which is a re-skinned Mini Countryman

      BMW is pushing X-Series variants very hard. Why? Because BMW car sales are way, way down. BMW is attempting to alleviate the loss in car sales with a gain in SUV sales. The easiest way to do that is to take the Mini platform on which the X1 is based and create an X2 from it.


      This is no surprise as BimmerBoost reported on the F39 X2 last year along with the front wheel drive Mini based F48 X1. The X2 will likely have all wheel drive and share the X1's drivetrain options which means a B48 four-cylinder but it remains to be seen if a front wheel drive variant is sold in the USA.

      Whatever drivetrains they offer we at least get to see what the design looks like in concept form as BMW brought it to Detroit. Will the real thing look like this? No.

      The doors, lights, aerodynamics, exhaust, etc., basically everything will be different. The concept actually looks pretty good but the real thing will be vastly toned down.

      Will it sell? You bet it will. With huge profit margins to boot.










      This article was originally published in forum thread: BMW X2 Concept started by ///MPOSTER View original post
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      1. bigdnno98's Avatar
        bigdnno98 -
        So it's still a FWD POS?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bigdnno98 Click here to enlarge
        So it's still a FWD POS?
        Well, it's based on that but they will add in the all wheel drive system.

        It's a really cheap platform but it will make for a nice cheap entry model. People want the BMW but it doesn't mean as much when BMW keeps making cheaper and cheaper variants.

        Most people won't care.
      1. bigdnno98's Avatar
        bigdnno98 -
        Well, my wife has a FWD Nissan Murano Platinum. While it is a nice car and rides nice, I HATE FWD cars!!!!!! To me it's a disgrace that BMW even offers FWD vehicles. Remember what Ford did to Jaguar?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bigdnno98 Click here to enlarge
        Well, my wife has a FWD Nissan Murano Platinum. While it is a nice car and rides nice, I HATE FWD cars!!!!!! To me it's a disgrace that BMW even offers FWD vehicles. Remember what Ford did to Jaguar?
        Yes. I don't think they will sell FWD BMW's in the USA though. We'll see.
      1. bigdnno98's Avatar
        bigdnno98 -
        This is a really good looking vehicle. It's a shame it's going to drive like a Camry.....
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        The Mini FWD driving dynamics are actually pretty decent from what I hear. It's just not how a BMW is supposed to drive.
      1. bigdnno98's Avatar
        bigdnno98 -
        I'd like to drive an X1 or X2 just to see. I'd never own one and the wife seems to want a sports car when we get to Europe. I do like to just go test drive vehicles for the hell of it though.
      1. 654's Avatar
        654 -
        Looks good.