Because why let a mediocre platform go to waste?
With the BMW 2-Series already gaining an Active Tourer model and other series getting unnecessary GT and X models (like the X4 and X6), why not add a "sport-activity-coupe" called the X2 to lure a few more buyers into Bimmer showrooms? According to Bimmerpost, BMW has just confirmed that it will build a second-generation X1-based model called the X2. Unlike the X4 and X6, it will be offered in both three and five-door models.
The X2 sport activity coupe will come with a standard xDrive all-wheel drive system. The model should share its engine lineup with the next X1, and will be released during 2017. It will be built on the next Mini Paceman's platform and probably share many of its characteristics, but expect BMW-worthy pricing on the model range.