BMW is currently testing the X2, as seen in these new spy shots of a prototype vehicle. To be introduced as a sporty alternative to the X1, the X2 gives the impression of a high-riding hatchback as it features a rakish windscreen, a compact greenhouse, and a gently sloping roof.
The X2 also has a sporty front-end with a wide grille that is flanked by sweptback headlights. Other notable features include an angular beltline, a dual exhaust system, and a small rear tailgate with an integrated spoiler.
The X2 will make use of the front-wheel UKL platform that underpins the X1 and the 2-Series Active Tourer. Engine options will be sourced from the aforementioned models so expect to see an assortment of familiar petrol and diesel units including a 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder that produces 228bhp.
There is also a possibility of an M Performance variant that could have approximately 300bhp. The BMW X2 is expected to be officially unveiled early next year.