All-new 2018 BMW X2 leaked hours ahead of its official reveal

As expected, it's significantly toned down compared to the concept

BMW will officially lift the veils off the all-new X2 tonight, but few of those attending the event will be surprised with what they'll see.

That's because someone from the Korean media decided to break the embargo and leak some official photos of BMW's latest SAV.

As you can see, the X2 looks just like you expected, given the images of a camouflaged pre-production prototype BMW has shown us lately.

While it's not as attractive as the Concept X2 that previewed it last year, the production version shown here in M Sport trim and wearing the Misano Blue color looks sportier than the X1 it shares the underpinnings with.

Compared to the BMW X1, the X2 appears to have a lower ground clearance, a broader stance, a slimmer glasshouse, and a sloping roofline towards the rear end. All these things give it a more aggressive stance, as do the different lights units and the kidney grilles that are wider at the base than at the top.

The roundels on the C-pillars are something we haven't seen before on BMW SUVs, but the interior has X1 written all over it — it does get a new shift lever, though, and that's great because the one in the X1 is unnecessarily bulky.

Since it shares the UKL2 platform with the X1, the engine lineup should be similar too, with an emphasis on more powerful versions. More about that, as well as more photos, later today when BMW officially unveils the 2018 X2.

If you're curious about the way it drives, our review of the 2017 X1 should offer you plenty of clues.

Via BMW Blog

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