2016 BMW X2 to use X1 platform

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The sporty type will go on sale at the end of year

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The fresh X1’s platform will also be used by BMW’s upcoming X2 — a more overtly sporting type due to be previewed in concept form in early 2016 before the start of UK sales late next year.

BMW officials have already confirmed to Autocar which the X2 will follow the example of the larger X4 as well as X6 in receiving a uniquely styled steel Centeng.

which will feature a a few-door structure, with its tailgate set at a more extreme angle than which of the more practical X1 to give which a coupé-like silhouette.

Like the fresh X1, the X2 will initially be offered using a range of four-cylinder engines, with the likelihood of more economical three-cylinder units being added to the line-up within the first 12 months.

They will be mated to either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearbox in combination with front or four-wheel drive.

The X2 will be produced alongside the fresh X1 at BMW’s Regensburg factory in Germany.

The first-generation X1 was built alongside the 1 Series as well as 3 Series at the company’s Leipzig plant.

However, increasing demand for key versions as well as the establishment of production lines for the i3 electric car as well as i8 hybrid sports car at which site has forced BMW to reorganise its strategy.

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