2024 BMW X2 Spies Base Trim Shows More Of Its Nose

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The next-generation BMW X2 made its first spy photo appearance in October last year when showing our photographers its coupe-like profile. Different prototypes of back-crosses for other early appearances (see related links below) and today, we have a new batch with shots showing what appears to be the base model X2 with less camouflage than before.

The test vehicle with the Munich license plate has a different front fascia compared to the M35i or M40i models we saw last month. Some of the changes include a new pattern for the top and bottom grille, as well as a new bumper design. The headlights may be identical but there is still a lot of camouflage covering the lighting group and we can’t make a final decision yet.

The only notable difference at the rear appears to be the absence of the hotter model’s quad exhaust system – this prototype had a more refined setup with exhaust pipes hidden under the rear bumper. The taillights appear to be in their final production form, although a camouflage foil hides most of the design. One thing we do know for sure is that the new X2 will be more reminiscent of the larger X4 compared to the hatchback body styling of the previous model.

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Under the skin, the next-gen X2 will share the FAAR platform with the new X1. This means only a four-cylinder engine and possibly an all-electric version. The lineup will also include the top-of-the-range M35i xDrive model (Photos can be seen in the related link) with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine producing 312 horsepower. BMW is improving this unit and the X2 might actually launch in the guise of a slightly more powerful M40i.

When will the new X2 arrive? Our educated guess is it debuts sometime later this year which will likely go on sale as a 2024 model. No debut date has been confirmed yet.