BMW X2 sketch

BMW could bring yet another niche-busting product to the market in 2017 if a report form a forum is to be believed. According to the BMW X1 Forum of Bimmerpost, 2017 could see the debut of the BMW X2. Yes, X2.

Allegedly, this car will ride on the UKL platform, which is slated to underpin both the next-generation Mini Countryman and BMW X1. The X2, though, will play the role occupied by the X6 relative to the X5 - that means it'll be the same basic vehicle with a more sporting (i.e. less practical) roofline. The denizens of the forum claim the X2 will only be offered with xDrive all-wheel drive, and unlike the X6 and soon-to-arrive X4, it will be available in both three and five-door variants.

We reached out to BMW for comment, and got the typical "There's no plans as of right now" statement, although spokesman Dave Buchko did add that, "It's fun to speculate."

Honestly, we don't even know what to make of all this. An X2 totally sounds like something BMW would do - let's keep in mind we already have a sedan version of a coupe version of a sedan in the form of the 4 Series and 6 Series Gran Coupes. With BMW already set to offer a 2 Series Active Tourer and considering the small numbers that the X6 sells in, we're left questioning the need for the X2.