The Debut of the BMW X2 Coming is Soon
It’s no secret that we’re fans of the BMW X1 here at Elmhurst BMW, so you know we are excited by what the Bavarians have in store for us next. We were able to learn a few more bits of information on the 2017 model, currently being called the X2. While rumors of its impending production have been circulating for over a year, it’s good to see the plan moving forward. For this next generation, BMW is set to deliver an even sportier ride than its X1 predecessor.
Increased headroom for the rear passengers is a good trade off if you do have to be a back seat driver. The analog instrument cluster will essentially remain the same, although the center console has a slightly different look, leaning as it does toward the driver. In the US, the X2 is slated to feature a 2.0 liter turbocharged 4 cylinder engine designed to deliver 228 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. This is thanks to an eight speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. A front-wheel drive model is also in the pipeline.
If you want to get a glimpse of the future and the new BMW X2 you’ll have to be patient and wait it out like the rest of us. While there were confirmed sightings of a very camouflaged model in Germany earlier in the year, it is expected that the world won’t get its first up close glimpse of this beast until it makes a debut at a major auto show in the not-too-distant future. That is our hope at any rate. The base price will be a bit higher for the X2 as well and is expected to be just under $35,000. The X1 and X2 will both be built side-by-side at the same plant in Regensburg, Germany and will be built on a shared front wheel drive platform.
For now we still have plenty of great luxury BMWs for you to peruse here at Elmhurst BMW, so stop by and visit us soon. Talk to one our friendly and professional sales staff about your next sedan. We are located at 466 West Lake Street in Elmhurst.