Our spies have sent us the very first batch of images with the BMW X2, yet another "crossover coupe" from Bavaria.

There were some rumors about X2 prototypes hitting the roads for testing procedures and now we have proof that BMW is getting ready to add another member to its ever growing X family. It will utilize the same recipe as the X4 and X6 SAVs but on a smaller scale as the new X2 will have roughly the same size as the second generation X1 upon which it will be based. This means it will utilize the front-wheel drive UKL platform, but some higher-end version will receive an xDrive AWD system.

Taking into account this is an early prototype, it's no wonder it had a comprehensive camouflage, but even so it's easy to see the first ever X2 seems very low and has that same sloped roofline which enables a sleeker rear end but has a negative impact on rear headroom and also hampers the trunk's capacity all for the sake of adding a bit more style (for some tastes). Those simple rounded taillights are provisional and it will probably take several months until BMW will start fitting their prototypes with the production-spec rear lighting clusters.

Also noticeable are the short front and rear overhangs and the relatively small side windows while the wheel arches don't seem to be uniform which indicates the prototype didn't have all the production body bits and pieces. There were rumors the X2 would end up as a three-door model only but as you can see it will have a five-door layout and a decent sized tailgate.

The prototype was spotted performing testing rounds in southern Germany and most likely BMW has plans to show a near-production concept at a major auto show next year, with the road-going car arriving for the 2017 model year.

Gallery: BMW X2 makes spy photo premiere (18 pics)

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