BMW's love affair with crossover coupes continues as the company's upcoming X2 has been spied undergoing winter testing.

BMW's love affair with crossover coupes continues as the company's upcoming X2 has been spied undergoing winter testing.

Looking significantly sportier than the X1, the X2 has short front fascia with a wider grille that is flanked by large headlights.  Moving further back, we can see a rakish windscreen, a relatively low roof, and a compact greenhouse.  The model also has an upward sweeping beltline, a tailgate-mounted spoiler, and an angular rear window.

Since the model is essentially a rebodied version of the X1, engine options should carryover.  This means we can expect an assortment of different petrol and diesel units including a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine that develops 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

Since the model is based on the UKL platform, front wheel drive will likely be standard.  However, all-wheel drive will undoubtedly be available as an option.

BMW has been tight-lipped about the X2 but it is expected to be unveiled later this year before going on sale in 2017.  Pricing remains unconfirmed but the model will likely cost a few thousand dollars more than the X1 which starts at $34,800.

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BMW X2 shows its sporty shape in latest spy photos