Besides presenting great sedans, BMW also knows how a perfect SUV should be. The 2017 BMW X2 is a perfect example of a modern day SUV as it is packed with all the good things. Several rumors had been surfacing around regarding a new SUV by BMW, and it turns out to be a new X2 model. This X2 SUV is no ordinary SUV as it has been made by BMW, a world class vehicle manufacturer. This crossover SUV has a blended design that suits its upscale profile very well. This is then complimented by the driving experience that BMW has been known for providing in their vehicles.
2017 BMW X2 – Exterior upgrades and Interior cabin layout
It’s no surprise for this new 2017 BMW X2 to look similar to its predecessor as it bears the same design language. Not only this, as its design for body profile has been borrowed from another model in the family like X2, X5, and X3. This 2017 X2 bears similarities with the X1 model in the B-pillar section, rear and front fascia and roofline. This new BMW X2 has the icon kidney-shaped grille with vertical chrome slats. The shape of the headlights is such that it presents a witty kind of look. The LED bulbs have been incorporated in headlights along with daytime running lights. A set of powerful fog lights has been placed above the air intakes in the front bumper.
Interior cabin of these 2017 BMW X2 is also familiar with the X1 model in terms of design and layout. Floating infotainment display makes a breeze for the driver. The seats and steering wheel are wrapped in leather; the audio system consists of 7 or 12 Harman Kardon speakers which will depend on upon the trim. Higher trims will also get a panoramic sunroof. As its wheelbase is increased, leg room is wide and spacious. Unfortunately, the headroom will be slightly decreased because of the sloping roofline.
Changes in the engine of 2017 BMW X2
Although the same engines have been featured, refinements have been done to it for improved outputs. The base engine will be a 1.5-liter 3 cylinder gasoline engine which will give 136 hp and similar amounts of torque. Another engine option is a 2.0-liter 4 cylinder which will have two different outputs. One is 192 hp via sDrive20i and xDrive20i; another is 231 hp with the xDrive25i. For diesel engine option, there is a 2.0-liter 4 cylinders variant which generates 231 hp with xDrive 25d, 190 hp with xDrive 20d and 150 hp with sDrive 18d. The Sad news is that the U.S the BMW X2 models will come only with one engine which is the 2.0 4 cylinder gasoline engine. This engine is going to produce 258 pound-feet of torque and 228 hp. For transmission, an 8-speed automatic system will be used with an all-wheel drive configuration. This new BMW X2 2017 will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6.3 seconds and reaches its top speed of 130 miles per hour.
2017 BMW X2 – Competitors, Release Date, and Price
The biggest competitor of this SUV will be Range Rover Evoque. This X2 SUV will be released during the late end of 2016. Although not confirmed, this 2017 BMW X2 will have its price starting from $34,800 onwards.