BMW X2 Loses Just About All Camo, Digital Or Otherwise

Seeing the new BMW X2 almost completely undisguised has been a long time coming.

This prototype, spotted recently on a trailer, still has a little bit of tape left on the taillights, around the rear window and surrounding the kidney grille. Thankfully, there’s very little of it and we can pretty much see the whole car in all its splendor.

What we’re looking at appears to be more of an entry-level version, missing any sporty or stylish exterior packages as far as we can tell. We are however happy to report that the headlights are just as aggressive as those patent images from last summer indicated they would be.

Another thing worth pointing out with regards to this prototype is that even its BMW logo on the C-pillars is visible – a new and interesting trend that BMW is looking to start, one that might even make it onto other models.

The only thing we want to see now before the X2’s full unveiling, are some shots of the interior, although we expect it to mirror its sister model, the X1, in that particular department.

Still, here’s to hoping BMW will put the X2 in front of our eyes before the end of the year, something that’s beginning to look more probable with each passing prototype spied.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops


  • Bash

    Somehow looks very Korean!! probably that is why they have to put their emblem on every side of the car, front/back AND sides! so people will know its a bmw!!

    • Craig

      It looks VERY Korean. Which is great. IF it was a KIA or Hyundai! I guess there’s only so much you can do – style wise.

    • Miknik

      Actually the forst thing I think when I see this is “Hyundai Tucson”….

      • Bash

        Thank you!

      • slk1984


    • Bo Hanan

      Has the “standard” baby-SUV profile. Was hoping BMW might move in a new direction.

  • gor134

    Looks cheap. I thought BMW was a luxury brand?

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      Yes,it was.

      • Salih Ahzem

        Good one!

  • Tinky-Winky

    That’s a lot of plastic.

  • Marty

    When the grille is the only way to tell what brand it is, it’s not premium anymore.

    • Vanquish

      like the Bentayga? Porsche Cayenne? Land Rover Velar? Mercedes GLE coupe? Audi A3 and Q3?….silly comment alot of cars you can only tell what brand is by the badge and grill…..the grill is what is common otherwise alot of cars look like or have no real distinguishing features

      • lagunas3ca

        Every car you mentioned is easily distinguishable from any angle.

        • Vanquish

          No they all look like they could be any other brand an A3 and Q3 look like Audis because of the grill… on and so forth. its one thing not to like this BMW its another to pretend like any of those cars looks unique as they dont if it werent for the badge and grill

          • eraserhead

            WTF are you smoking, mate? I mean, would you say that a Cayenne would be indistinguishable from a Rolls-Royce if it had the iconic Rolls grille shoved in the front?

          • yawn

            No. lagunas3ca is absolutely correct – every car you mentioned is easily distinguishable from any angle.

            If you can’t tell the difference between the cars you mentioned without referring to a grille and badge, I’ve no idea why you’re commenting on a car site.

            This “BMW” however, is a generic mutt.

      • Cupboi

        You picked the worst possible examples to prove your point. Congratulations, you played yourself.

      • Marty

        Yes, like the GLE Coupé. But that’s only because it looks like an X6 with a star in the grille.

        The others have quite obvious brand DNA. In some cases so obvious it ruins the design. But that’s another discussion. 🙂

  • Xerox phaser 3117

    it’s very pity. hello fwd(((

  • Six_Tymes

    yesh. i’m not liking this at all. it looks like its got Hyundai mixed with old Subaru AND a heavy dose of Jeep compass. it sure does Not Look upscale, it looks cheapO

  • Stephen G

    Jeep Cherokee

  • klowik

    It looks an updated 1st gen X1,. BMW should then rename the current X1 to X2….

  • Comp1

    My initial reactions like others was a Kia product. I even had to study the grille in more detail to realize it was a BMW. With that said BMW needs to really spend some money creating better wheel designs. While I am not a fan of solid black or solid dark grey wheels they could really jazz this thing up with some diamond cut wheels with black accents. Volvo has done this and the different wheel designs really lend to a more premium look.

  • TheBelltower

    Is this supposed to cost more than the X1? Seems that it occupies the same segment at the X1 but doesn’t look as good.


    seems they’re targetting youngsters

  • Research Janitor

    Cover it back up.

  • OdysseyTag

    Badge on the rear 3/4? Just when I thought side badges were reserved for Motorrads and the Z-series.

  • BlackPegasus

    I thought the idea of a Luxury brand was to aspire towards more prestige and exclusivity. But it should also mean getting something exclusive for your dime. BMW and Mercedes should stop trying to offer a product for every segment. It cheapens the brand as a whole, and quite honestly it turns off buyers who may have the ability to afford pricier offerings from said brand.

  • SteersUright

    Remove the kidney grilles and all you have here is the most generic looking, cookie-cutter SUV ever produced.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    I like it better with the camo on.

  • MG force.

    now BMW has lost style, model after model!

  • Six Thousand Times

    It’s anonymous but at least it’s not ugly. Still, since all of these are the same, why not just buy the Hyundai?

  • Jesse A. C. Majors

    Design wise, without the emblem or the grill it could pass as a Kia or Hyundai

  • Jesse A. C. Majors

    Now who’s copying who. Lol

  • Marc Gruben

    The “ultimate driving machine” has become the “ultimate marketing / bull$hit machine”. Prior to Bangle and his disasters, my family and I owned several Bimmers. At family get-togethers, our driveway looked like a BMW storage lot. Not anymore. Nobody – not even our extended family, in-laws, cousins, etc – owns one now. Pretty sad.

  • Cobrajet

    Just like the Audi Q2, no chrome.

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