The German based automaker BMW is planning to introduce yet another crossover, an X2, as the model in question is believed to make its way onto the market in 2017.
With the X6 being the first one to actually open up a new segment, a few years ago, BMW has decided to develop a smaller version of the SAV, called the X4. This is going to become available to its future customers probably by the end of this year and it will be based on the new X3 generation. BMW will not stop here with such vehicles as the X2 is believed to be making its way onto the market in 2017.
The announcement hasn’t been made official and it’s part of a report for the moment but the new BMW X2 will be based on the future generation of the X1, which is said to come out towards the end of this year or even in 2015. The BMW X2 will basically be a smaller version of the X4 and it will look like a future X1 with a sloping roof line. The engine lineup will be shared with the one found on the upcoming X1 and this will include three- and four-cylinder direct injected gasoline and common rail diesel units, with capacities ranging from 1.5 to 2.0 liters. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and an 8-speed automatic.