German premium carmaker BMW is expected to unveil one of its newest sports utility vehicles – the BMW X2 – at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show next month. But still, that doesn’t prevent BMW from teasing the new X2 with the official images.
However, fans, enthusiasts and potential customers may not rejoice yet, since the images released by BMW don’t fully reveal the complete appearance of the X2 as the sporty SUV is still wrapped in camouflage. Despite the camouflage wrap, a keen eye would be able to sort out several critical details on the new SUVs exterior, like its powerful front end, sculpted sides, and dynamic rear.
Interestingly, the camouflage wrap on the new BMW X2 isn’t the usual black-grey-white one used in hiding the exterior looks of a new vehicle. The new BMW X2 is wrapped in colorful camouflage, with black, grey and white joined by yellow and orange, making the new sporty SUV look ready not just for the road but for the urban jungle.
Actually, these images of the camouflaged X2 were first published exclusively by Highsnobiety, a lifestyle blog that described the new BMW offering as an SUV built for the urban dweller. Highsnobiety also called the new BMW X2 as a new lifestyle vehicle that consists of contradictory designs expressed in a single coherent statement.
Even with the camouflage wrap, we still were able to confirm several details on the new BMW X2. For instance, its aggressive front end and sloping roof line are very much visible, and so are its forward-sloping C-pillar, slim rear window and rear horizontal lines. Also apparent are its C-pillar badge – as seen on the BMW X2 Concept -- and a kidney grille which has a bottom section that is longer than the top.
Overall, the camouflaged X2 looks pretty much like the recently exposed patent drawings of the SUV. As per the drawings, the X2 sports a less aggressive design than the X2 Concept – pretty much like most design studies. Unlike the concept, the drawings included conventional door handles, replacing the invisibles ones on the design study. However, the shape of the side window appears to be the same as the concept. The taillights on the drawings are also larger -- with a squarer shape – than on the X2 Concept.
It is expected that the new BMW X2 will share a number of hardware and components with the BMW X1, including the standard front-wheel drive system and the optional xDrive all-wheel drive. After all, the X2 is dubbed as the sportier sibling of the X1.
We will all know the details about the new BMW X2 when the German premium carmaker unveils it at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month.