X2’s about-face

Wheels (Australia) - - First Drives -

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.

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