• BMW to build an X2 with an expected arrival date in 2016

      An X2 that will slot in below the X3 as an entry level 'SAV' is on the way according to AutoExpress. What is the X2 exactly? Well, it is a reskinned 2-Series Active Tourer which itself is just a reskinned Mini. Yes, the Mini platform will be used for the X2 which means the X2 will be front wheel drive with an all wheel drive option. The X2 is not being built with off road capability or traditional SUV aspects in mind.

      The X2 is just another way to take a platform and squeeze another model out of it which is BMW's strategy these days. It will likely sell quite well which is why it got the green light and may get a 3-door variant.

      As far as powertrain choices expect the 1.5 liter turbo three-cylinder motor already in use to find its way under the hood along with four-cylinder variants. It will likely mirror the 2-Series Active Tourer powertrain.


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      1. spool twice's Avatar
        spool twice -
        this actually looks good
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        It's just a guess. We'll have to wait and see.
      1. BlackRican's Avatar
        BlackRican -
        Looks good would like to see if they make an awd M manual that would be sick
      1. BMW86's Avatar
        BMW86 -
        Too bad it won't look anything like this.
      1. onisyndicate's Avatar
        onisyndicate -
        a stab at range rover?
      1. Puerto Rican 335d's Avatar
        Puerto Rican 335d -
        Whats next XWTF
      1. AGP1328's Avatar
        AGP1328 -
        Isnt a Z2 also planned for 2017 or so?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by AGP1328 Click here to enlarge
        Isnt a Z2 also planned for 2017 or so?
        Yes and also based on a Mini platform: