2018 BMW X2 previewed with Paris motor show concept

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The BMW Concept X2 previews the bold look of a future production SUV type which’ll rival the Range Rover Evoque

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The BMW Concept X2 has been revealed at the Paris motor show, previewing the bold outside appearance to be adopted by a production edition of the fresh SUV which will be planned to go on sale during the second quarter of 2018 at a starting cost of around £30,000.

First alluded to by the German car maker in a teaser photograph issued to the media This particular week, the X2 will be a sister type to the recently introduced second-generation X1, alongside which the item will be built at BMW’s Regensburg factory in Germany.

The high riding 5-door, known at BMW under the internal codename F49, will be set to  become the sixth dedicated SUV type to join the BMW line-up in addition to the second to be based on the company’s versatile UKL platform – the same structure set to underpin the upcoming second-generation Mini Countryman, with which the fresh BMW will be also heavily related.

Following a formula which has proven highly successful for BMW in recent years, the X2 has been conceived as a sporting alternative to the X1, in much the same way the X4 provides a more dynamic take on the X3 in addition to the X6 active as a more performance orientated option to the X5.

The positioning will be reflected within the styling of the fresh X type, which BMW design boss, Karim Habib, describes as “combining the fast moving Centeng language in addition to low slung proportions of a coupe with the robust construction of an X type.” 

Sporting a brawnier look than the comparatively X1, the Concept X2 receives a distinctive looking front end dominated by a heavily structured bumper that has a large central air duct in addition to oversized air curtains on the outer edges.

the item will be combined that has a uniquely shaped kidney grille which widens by top to bottom in addition to will be bordered by a heavy swathe of brushed aluminium. Meanwhile, an impression of technical precision will be provided by angular laser light headlamps with intricate graphics which mimic BMW’s traditional twin Corona ring design with blue design highlights.

Further back, BMW’s latest production based concept boasts a heavily profiled bonnet as well as  greater rake to its windscreen, lower roofline in addition to more angled tailgate than the X1 – elements which succeed in providing the item that has a far more sporting profile than its more practical sibling.   

Pronounced fenders in addition to large wheelhouses filled with 21 inch wheels shod with heavily treaded tyres add visual muscle to the flanks, which are otherwise dominated by a prominent swage line which provides the Concept X2 that has a defined shoulder within its doors. Typical concept car flourishes include flamboyantly styled sills finished in structured grey in addition to red plastic cladding in addition to distinctive outside mirrors.

The shallow glasshouse of the fresh BMW tapers quite dramatically towards the rear, ending that has a modern interpretation of the German car maker’s classic Hofmeister kink within the C-pillar. As with the grille, the side window graphic will be framed in a border of brushed aluminium.

At the rear, there will be a prominent spoiler atop the tailgate, uniquely styled tail lamps in addition to high mounted bumper – the latter of which provides its luggage compartment with an unusually high loading lip.

Although many of the more detailed styling touches of the Concept X2 are required to be toned down before the item reaches production, key elements such as its sporting silhouette in addition to 5 door structure are set to be retained in a move which will see the fresh BMW compete directly with some other style led SUV offerings, including the 5-door Range Rover Evoque in addition to Audi’s upcoming Q4.

Dimensionally, the X2 mirrors the measurements of the X1, which stretches to 4439mm in length, 1821 in width in addition to 1598mm in height.

As with its more practical sibling, the item will be offered that has a range of transversely mounted turbocharged four-cylinder petrol in addition to diesel engines.

Included within the launch line-up will one petrol variant within the form of the X2 xDrive20i, which will be set to run a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine delivering 189bhp. the item will be joined by three diesels all powered by BMW’s widely used turbocharged 2.0-litre diesel: the X2 xdrive18d with 148bhp, the X2 xDrive20d with 187bhp in addition to the X2 xDrive25d with 227bhp.

Also planned will be a sporting M-Performance type using a more heavily tuned edition of the X2 xDrive20i’s turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder developing within the region of 300bhp.

Gearbox choices will include a standard six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic along with the choice of either rear- or four-wheel drive in combination with selected engines.

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