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BMW X2 unveiled in Paris





30 September 2016


The BMW Concept X2 has been revealed at the Paris Motor Show, giving a good idea of what to expect from the production version of the new crossover that is set to go on sale in the second quarter of 2018.

BMW design boss, Karim Habib, describes the concept’s design as “combining the fast moving body language and low slung proportions of a coupe with the robust construction of an X model.”

A range of transversely mounted turbocharged four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines will be available in the X2.

According to Autocar, there will be a single petrol turbocharged 2.0-litre engine delivering 141kW in the form of the X2 xDrive20i that will be joined by one diesels engine with three variants. BMW’s turbocharged 2.0-litre diesel and be available in the X2 xdrive18d with 110kW, the X2 xDrive20d with 140kW and the X2 xDrive25d with 169kW.

A sporty M-Performance model fitted with a tuned version of the X2 xDrive20i’s turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder is also planned, developing around 223kW.

The engines will be mated to a choice of the standard six-speed manual gearbox or optional six-speed automatic with either rear- or four-wheel drive.