Lately, BMW Automaker is doing hard to expand its SUV lineup with new and improved model. This time, they are soon planning to launch its famous SUV crossover X2. It is the brand new 2018 BMW X2. It has just been spotted testing. And we can say for sure that it is going to be very significant vehicle for the company. This model has always been very popular among costumers. However, now with smaller dimensions and affordable price, we believe that it is going to be one of the best selling vehicles in this car segment.
The new X2 will receive upgrades in every segment. So, we can expect better performance and changes of the exterior and interior design. Audi Q3, Infiniti QX30, Mercedes-Benz GLA and Land Rover Range Rover Evoque will be its main rivals on the market.
Powertrain and performance
Under the hood of 2018 BMW X2 will be placed several types of engine. There will be a choice between petrol and diesel units. The first option could be a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine. The next could be a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol. This unit will be able to make 189 horsepower. A diesel version of 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo will have the output of 148 horses.
As for the transmission, the engines will be paired with a six-speed manual gearbox. However, it is said that an eight-speed automatic will be offered as an option too. The new X2 will be available with an all-wheel and a front-wheel-drive configuration. The engine will be able to hit 60 miles per hour in 6.6 seconds. 130 mph will be its top speed.
2018 BMW X2 Design of exterior and interior
The all-new 2018 BMX X2 will ride on the BMW`s UKL platform which also underpins the X1 model and the Mini Range. Because of this architecture, the X2 will be offered with AWD.
As for the exterior design, 2018 BMW X2 will get sportier look and more aggressive lines. The front fascia will feature bolder kidney chrome grille and larger air intakes. Generally, the whole front will be lower and wider. The headlamps with hexagonal daytime running lights will be long and will look aggressive. On the rear, we will see a roof spoiler and slimmer LED taillights. Moreover, it will probably ride on 21-inch wheels with wide tires which will provide more stability.
The interior of 2018 BMW X2 will look classy, refined and most important comfortable. The steering wheel, so as the seats will be covered with finest leather. The dashboard will receive some nice metal or wood details. The cabin will be able accommodate five passengers. Moreover, this time it will provide more headroom for the back occupants. An 8.8-inch touchscreen display with the new infotainment system will be placed on the center of the dash. Furthermore, new X2 will get many tech features and gadgets. Some of them are: a rearview camera, Bluetooth, navigation, parking sensors, cruise control, lane departure system and so on.
Release date and price
2018 BMW X2 will go on sale in early 2018. Before that, it should make its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year. As for the price, it should start at around $30,000.