The BMW X2 will be the company’s next entry-level compact crossover to join the lineup. And because of that, it needs to up its game so it makes sense for the automaker to make it look more stylish, while giving it some hype. This is why the prototype will be dressed in digital camouflage when it makes an appearance at the Milan Fashion Week. Though we cannot completely see the design of the headlights and tail lights, the X2’s shape is pretty much what we should expect in the production specification.
Unlike the usual camouflage that most companies use, this is the second time the German automaker dressed the X2 in digital camouflage - combining a mix of yellow, gray, black, and blue in random shapes, instead of the orange and black camouflage. What makes this unique camouflage cool is that it unusually highlights the sporty and stylish qualities of the model more than hiding it.
Many say that the production version of the X2 is not as physically sleek as the earlier concept, and that the new design makes it resemble the X1 family more. We can see that it features angled-in headlights with inner LED piping, wide dual kidney grilles, paired with fog lights mounted high in the fascia.
The X2 remains to have a narrow glasshouse and raked rear liftgate like that of the concept. And we can tell that it rides on large alloy wheels wrapped in low-profile tires. The X2 will also be riding on a front-drive platform. But as mentioned earlier, it will be a more style-driven model with the small steeply raked roof and its sharper nose.
As for the powertrain, the X2 will be borrowing from the X1. For the United States market, customers can expect a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder for the entry-level model, with as much as 228 horsepower (170 kilowatts) and 258 pound-feet of torque. European buyers will have to settle for less though, as they will probably be offered a gas-powered 1.5-liter turbocharged mill or a four-cylinder turbo diesel. Customers could get these in either a front-wheel drive or a rear-wheel drive setup. Lastly, they can expect a range-topping M Performance if the company decides to make one.
What we know so far is that the X2 will be out in dealerships by 2018. Since it did not make an appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show, we are expecting BMW to bring the X2 to the Los Angeles Auto Show for its debut (sans the digital camo livery) in December. It also makes more sense for the automakers to bring a supposedly stylish car to a fashion-conscious city.