BMW knows how to fill a niche, with ?the original X6 tapping into a market many people hadn’t imagined existed in the first place.
The new X4 proves the coupe-crossover works on a smaller scale, and BMW is planning to release a new sporty coupe SUV based on the next-generation X1.
It’ll be called the BMW X2 and is likely to be offered as a three or five-door – like the 1 Series. As with all future small BMWs, the X2 will sit on the UKL1 platform used by the new MINI and 2 Series Active Tourer, and set to underpin the next X1 and 1 Series. As a result, the car will be available with front or four-wheel-drive – current sDrive X1s are rear-driven.
The styling has all the hallmarks ?of BMW’s ‘Sport Activity Coupe’ cars, including the sloping roofline and pumped-up wheelarches. But as part ?of a new generation of BMWs, it’ll get elements of the latest design language. We’ve seen this on cars like the Vision Luxury Concept, and it’ll be rolled out ?to production cars starting with the new 7 Series later this year. As our exclusive image shows, it’s focused round narrow, angular headlights, sharp creases and an enlarged double kidney grille.