A new report indicates BMW has made the necessary paper work to register the "X2 Sport" trademark.

A new report indicates BMW has made the necessary paper work to register the "X2 Sport" trademark.

It was back in June 2012 when we found out BMW registered the "X2" moniker and since then many rumors emerged about whether the compact crossover will have five or three doors. It appears the Bavarian marque will sell the model in both flavors as the regular X2 will have five doors while the X2 Sport will likely end up with only three.

The cars will ride on the UKL platform and will be based on the second generation X1 which by the way might not continue to be the company's entry-level crossover as BMW is allegedly planning a 1-Series Sport Cross. Getting back to the X2, it will likely mirror the styling of the larger X4 and X6 models, featuring a sloped roofline along with new styling cues like a larger kidney grille and angular narrow headlights.

The regular five-door BMW X2 is scheduled to come out in 2017 and will be offered with a series of three- and four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines. It will be followed shortly by the X2 Sport and there are some rumors of a 300 bhp hot version and a plug-in hybrid derivative.

Note: BMW X2 render by Theophilus Chin pictured.

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