Despite employing a stiffer version of the UKL2 platform that underpins the X1, many suspension and steering components are X2 exclusive, and no exterior panels are shared with its wagon sibling. New hot-formed door steel is said to be dentresistant.
Squared arches, greater grille girth and higher-set headlights reveal the future look of BMW SUVS. Roundel returns to the C-pillar, 1965-’75 CS coupe style. Improved seating, instrumentation and trim further separate the German relatives.