As previewed by the BMW X2 concept at this year's Paris motor show, the X2 will deviate from the X4 and X6 in that it will still maintain an SUV-like profile - as opposed to the coupe-like roofline of the larger models.
Instead, the X2 will be more of a sportback, which should help it to be almost as practical as the closely-related X1.
In terms of engines expect the X2 to largely mirror the range offered in the X1, which includes turbocharged three- and four-cylinder petrol and diesel units.
Front- and all-wheel drive will be available depending on model, along with the option of a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.
Expect the X2 to carry a $5000-$10,000 price premium over its X1 sibling when it hits local showrooms either late-2017 or early-2018.
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