Concept car and production version are virtually dead ringers, with the distinctive new face – notable for its triangular section intakes either side of a short central bumper section – tapering window line, muscular shoulders and off-roady wheelarch inserts and rear skid plate all making the transition.
But the best bit? That has to be the BMW roundels on the C-pillars, just like the BMW M1!
The X2 is no supercar like the M1 but the lowest and sleekest of all BMW SUVs promises an agile and rewarding drive, based as it is on the new platform under the latest, and now dynamically adept, X1.
Despite being a lot lower, as well as an inch shorter, than the X1, the X2 appears to lose hardly anything in practicality: the boot offers 470 litres of space with the seats up, against 505 for the X1, and the seats fold down in the same way when a longer load space is needed. The X2’s hatchback opening does appear rather narrower, however.