We’ve been hearing rumblings for a few weeks now, and the BMW X2, a crossover sub-compact SUV, is now official. Unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, the X2 continues to expand BMW’s ever-growing X-line.
Last year, BMW showed off a concept for the X2 that gave us the first glimpse at the crossover. The official version keeps that design for the most part, but a few details were configured to pass through regulators. Just like the smaller X1, the X2 offers a crossover design with expanded room while keeping its overall size minimal. This has been a market that has been exploding in the U.S. and BMW is trying to capitalize on the trend.
BMW equipped the X2 with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo xDrive28i engine. The end result is 228 horsepower and 258-pounds feet of torque that will go 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6.3 seconds. A second engine variant with the sDrive28i will be available at a later time as well as M Sport and M Sport X versions with the available engine.
Looks-wise, the X2 doesn’t disappoint. Carrying over the best elements of the X-line, the X2 looks sleek, modern and premium. The model BMW displayed at the Detroit Auto Show featured a vivid yellow that really stood out. Of course, the classic BMW grille is present as well as the menacing headlights with the signature halo DRLs. Adding to the sportiness of the car is the standard dual exhaust with chrome tips and option 19 and 20-inch Y spoke wheels.
Up to five people can fit inside the X2, where they’ll be treated to an assortment of premium inclusions. There is an available 8.8-inch center console display that supports CarPlay, heads-up display, Driver Assistant Plus system, panoramic sunroof and Micro Hexagon fabric and Alcantara Anthracite finish.
BMW didn’t announce pricing or availability yet for the X2—it will at a later date—but it did say units should be arriving in dealers in the spring.