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.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 10 Months Ago
      Holy Market Saturation and Brand Dilution, Batman!!! But despite what enthusiasts may wish for, the car business is just that. A business. A hefty bottom line >>>> enthusiasts' perception... sadly. :-/
      • 10 Months Ago
      They're trying to match Benz with the number of models. They need to stop, I hate seeing my favorite car company shoot itself in the foot. I want BMW to be BMW again, not this bloated car company who makes an obese 3 series.
        The Wasp
        • 10 Months Ago
        BMW is trying to figure out how many holes it can shoot in its own feet before it topples.
      • 10 Months Ago
      Please, no. It's getting to be a joke now how many different models they got now.
        • 10 Months Ago
        Maybe they think it's funny too?
          • 10 Months Ago
          Well I don't think it's a funny joke if that's their intention. They really are throwing iteas at a wall and hoping some of them stick.
      • 10 Months Ago
      BMW. Please. Stop! It's already gotten out of hand, don't make it worse.
      • 10 Months Ago
      Today's BMW = old GM?
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 10 Months Ago
      OMG WTF NO BMW NO We do not want this
      • 10 Months Ago
      Look, BMW, we just want you to know that we all love you. And because we love you, we're here to tell you that you need to stop hurting yourself. It hard for us to watch you do this and it's only been getting worse. Please, come back to us. We miss you.
      • 10 Months Ago
      For the love of all things holy in this universe. ******* cut it out BMW. SERIOUSLY.
      • 10 Months Ago
      I'm not sure which is more sad; the fact that the marque's enthusiasts find themselves joking at BMW's expense about what absurd niche model BMW will come out with next, or the moment they find out that, yes, they actually ARE going to build it.
      • 10 Months Ago
      Does BMW like money?
      • 10 Months Ago
      This would be the low roof SUV? Or the high roof sedan? Or is it the taller but still low roof SUV? Or the lower high roof sedan? They're slicing these differences so thin these days . . . .
      • 10 Months Ago
      I'd like to see the X2. I currently drive an X1, but would prefer a 2-door sporty version of a small crossover. Right now the only options are from Mini and Land Rover. Just because you want a car that is good in winter weather and has some ground clearance does not mean that you also have a big family and need 3 rows of seats. There is no reason why the car companies cannot make a sports car crossover -- something with the looks of a sports car, but the ground clearance and AWD of a crossover.
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