The BMW Concept X2 combines the flat silhouette of a coupé with the robust build of an X series model. The result: a compact vehicle that exudes urban sporting appeal.
The large wheels and familiar two-box design underline its functional X model character, while the long wheelbase, stretched roofline, short overhangs and heavily forward-slanting C-pillar give the body a sporty, low-to-the-road feel. The interplay of dark cladding and Luminous Red body colour make the BMW Concept X2 look even slimmer from the side.
The upper section of the car’s flanks is dominated by sporty design elements. The elongated roofline and slim window accentuate the vehicle’s length, while their tapering towards the rear helps form an athletic shoulder section.
Lower down the car, X-model features come into play. Muscular surfaces, large wheel arches and stylistic underfloor protection around the door sills form an intriguing contrast with the dynamic elements further up. Wheels are 21-inch light-alloy versions, while tyres with chunky treads point to the potential for fun off the beaten track.
The front-end design of the BMW Concept X2 features a heavily raked windscreen, a newly interpreted double kidney grille and large air intakes – all creating a slow-slung look. The kidney grille is situated a little lower than the headlights, and features heavily angled bars for a “shark nose” effect, bringing additional depth. The central air intake is closer to the road than the two outer intakes, making the centre of the car appear lower, underlining the dynamic verve of the front-end design.
The rear rounds off the exterior design in distinctive style. Width-accentuating elements such as the slim rear window and horizontal lines reduce the vehicle’s perceived height and underscore its sporting pretentions. Other details include the way the rear window emerges elegantly from below the spoiler, and the prominent tapering of the window area along the sides. Below this, the fresh interpretation of the lights’ familiar “L” shape frames the LED element as an illuminating three-dimensional sculpture.