The very first spy shots of the upcoming BMW X2 SUV have surfaced as testing of the car gets underway. The emergence of these pictures come a few months after the car was given the green light by the German automaker.
Designed to sit between the BMW X1 and X3, the new X2 will feature a range of technologies featured and used by existing BMW models.
For starters, the BMW X2 will be based around the German marque’s UKL platform currently used by the X1, 2-Series Active Tourer and 2-Series Gran Tourer. Elsewhere, a selection of existing three-cylinder and four-cylinder BMW engines will be offered for the X2 in both petrol and diesel guises. Depending on specification, drive will be sent either through the front wheels or all four wheels.
One of the engines tipped to be used by the BMW X2 will be the company’s B48 engine featured in the 2-Series Active Tourer. When installed in that car, the engine offers up 228 hp. However, for the X2 it is expected to be offered in M performance guise and will apparently deliver around 300 hp as a result.