Upcoming BMW X2 Rendered with Styling Cues From the Concept

We doubt the real deal will look like this, but fingers crossed

Presented last year at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, the BMW X2 prototype should make way for a production model late 2017 or early 2018.

Our in-house pixel manipulator came up with a couple of renderings that illustrate a possible production-ready X2 heavily inspired by the concept.

It's too early to launch design suppositions, but what we do know so far is that the X2 will pave the way for a new design language in BMW's X-badged lineup, which could then become contagious and spread throughout the Bavarians' range.

According to BMWBlog, the forces animating the X2 will come from three and four-cylinders force-fed engines.

The same outlet mentions that for Europe, BMW has in store a 1.5-liter three-cyl petrol powerplant and a 2.0-liter diesel as entry level options.

If the US market is a target for the BMW X2, then don't expect any diesels, but rather a new 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline unit codenamed B48.

Illustrations by Christian Schulte