When BMW prefaces a new model name with “Concept”, it is a near-certainty that the production model will soon follow; enter the BMW Concept X2. Confirmed technical details are scarce, although the Concept X2 here wears 21-inch wheels, and test mules have been spotted winter testing in Sweden earlier this year.
Just as the X4 and X6 are “coupe” versions of the X3 and X5 respectively, the Concept X2 previews what will be a coupe version of the front-wheel-drive X1, making it the fourth FWD BMW when it arrives; it will be based upon the same UKL platform which underpins the X1, F45 2 Series Active Tourer and F46 2 Series Gran Tourer.
“The BMW Concept X2 combines the fast-moving body language and low-slung proportions of a coupe with the robust construction of an X model. This is a sporty vehicle with a bold character, and it allows us to open up some fascinating new design possibilities for the BMW brand,” says Karim Habib, head of BMW Design.
As with the aforementioned FWD models, the concept car is expected to come to production with developments of three- and four-cylinder engines currently in the BMW Group line-up. In the case of these FWD models, transmission can be expected to be by the eight-speed Aisin unit sending drive to the wheels, either the fronts or all four depending on variant.