Closely associated with the second gen X1, BMW Concept X2 has been unveiled at the ongoing 2016 Paris Auto Show. The world premiere shows off a different design language compared to BMW has been using in recent years.
As is true with most concepts which are a sight to behold, production variants do away or tone down with angles. The X2 in future will lose some of its concept design sharpness. However, it will be a five door vehicle with a slanting roofline. Borrowing from X1 architecture, FWD will be standard. xDrive AWD will be an option. Power will come from four-cylinder petrol and diesel engine variants.
BMW Concept X2 is presented as a vehicle for active people seeking enjoyment and practicality. BMW’s signature kidney grille upfront sits amidst angular laserlight headlamps. The concept label graphics are placed above the bumper with wide air intakes.
A wider windscreen blends seamlessly into a lower roofline. Door handles have been removed. On the rear, the tailgate is visibly more angular. BMW Concept X2s sharper looks are enhanced with a prominent spoiler, new taillights and double exhaust pipes. Plastic cladding goes around the car. Concept X2 sits on 21-inch wheels and treaded tyres.
“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.