Turn and face the strange.
With the X2, BMW is in more of an experimental mood if these findings are to be believed. Spurred by the fact that Land Rover managed to actually sell more than few units of their wacky Range Rover Evoque Convertible, the Germans now can’t help but have a go as well.
Because the little drop top Rangie forged the path, at least for its class, the Munich automaker now feels emboldened that a similarly open air X2 will find a fair few buyers as well, according to a report by Motor.es.
In addition, the convertible will apparently be only one of two possible extra flavours BMW are considering to offer their newest crossover with the other being a 3 door coupe, because someone’s apparently asking for that too.
While the wheelbase is likely to remain unchanged, the more sloping roofline and/or soft top folding desk and mechanism will mean some rear legroom, headroom, and boot space will have to be sacrificed.
BMW is pretty content to start selling the X2 in as many markets as it can in traditional 5-door configuration for the time being, and will conduct more evaluations to justify the finer points of the coupe and convertible’s execution, with the final product expected to be launched in 2020.
Ever since the X2 did make its official debut, many have asked about its eligibility for M treatment. It remains to be seen if their in-house high performance division can make a strong enough case for yet another model to be inducted under the M banner, but the sportier 3-door body style might prove to be that final nudge in the ribs before relenting.
In the third-generation X3, the X2’s larger sibling, BMW offers as much as 265kW under its bonnet thanks to a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-6 petrol engine.