It is only the beginning of 2017 and BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke AG), one of the world’s best-selling luxury car manufacturers, is ready to sensationalize the global market with one of its best crossover models in the coming year of 2018. Groomed to perfection, the new SUV is ready to snap between X1 and X3 and therefore gets its name: BMW X2 SUV. First unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, it is speculated that the preview model of the 2018 BMW X2 will stay true to its design principles, as detailed last year, with only a handful of changes anticipated, albeit with a positive ending. It will be the third and smallest product launched in its category. Let’s have a detailed view.
2018 BMW X2 Concept
According to the design creators of BMW, the idea of X2 has been conceptualized along the lines of offering a combination of enjoyment with practicality. The car amalgamates a perfect blend of fast-moving body language along with the low proportions of a coupe that makes it a sturdy build from its X1-series counterpart.
Design and exterior of the BMW X2 2018
Speaking of the front end of the 2018 BMW X2, it features a large kidney-shaped grille bordered by distinctive slim LED headlights. The large front bumper and silver bottom trim, on the other hand, give the car its much-talked-about rugged SUV look. In addition, at the rear, the SUV coupe speaks of a low roof line with narrow windows that do justice to the X2 design signal concept. Although it looks more like a hatchback than a sports car, it is said to offer the best of both worlds.
Moving forward, the wide wheelchairs add to the 2018 BMW X2 a muscular look. While, at the same time, the wide 21-inch wheels give the car its completely rugged profile. At the rear, the hatchback, however, is not exactly what we’ve seen BMW incorporate into their previous hatchbacks like the X4 or X6. The BMW X2 tends to offer a more realistic appeal despite its elegant styling.
Additionally, the X2, as modeled at the Paris Motor Show, should have a centrally located BMW badge delimited by slim taillights and a license plate that is attached to the bumper. Very similar to what we have seen in the first series of hatches of the car brand.
Interior of the BMW X2 2018
The interiors of this roaring beast are expected to be inspired by the sleek cabin of the new BMW 5 Series. A separate infotainment screen that sits just above a simple center console and comes equipped with new BMW gesture control functions. The dashboard will come in two variants: wood effect or glossy metallic finish.
The X2’s roofline can be a bit annoying, especially for tall passengers; don’t expect to be comfortable in the back when it comes to long trips. Legroom is lagging here too.
2018 BMW X2 Engine
X2 will feature the same UKL1 platform as its BMW X1 and Mini Countryman counterparts. As a result, it is likely to boast front-wheel drive and be available in four main variants: three diesel engines and one gasoline. Entry-level cars will feature a six-speed manual gearbox. While, on the other hand, drivers will be offered the benefits of also choosing a smooth eight-speed automatic transmission.
Driving BMW X2 2018
The 2018 entry-level BMW X2 will target a 148hp diesel, while mid-range SUVs will likely feature 187hp and 227hp units. To give you an idea, the current X1 model has a 148 hp diesel that returns a remarkable 68.9 mpg. The 227 hp model runs between 0 and 100 km / h in just 6.6 seconds. These figures give us a rough idea of what X2 can reflect or exceed.
Going forward, no such details are yet available about the powertrain of the 2018 BMW X2. However, internal reports suggest that the production model will feature a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine, while its top-end models should. receive a more powerful 2.0-liter engine and a four-cylinder unit with twin-turbo technology from BMW.
2018 BMW X2 release date and price
The Munich-based automaker is expected to begin delivery of the 2018 BMW X2 early in the second quarter of 2017. The crossover is expected to be priced close to its X1 counterpart at a cost of $ 35,000 (base model). The biggest crossovers will come in for around $ 38,000. The cost will also fluctuate between the diesel and gasoline variants.