In late 2012, BMW will introduce the second generation 1 Series Coupe. Built on the F20 platform, the new 1 Series Coupe will move up in class and be sold under the 2 Series badge. The car will share some design cues with the recently unveiled 1er Hatchback, a controversial model that received mixed reviews.
At the front, the new 2 Series Coupe will most likely feature the same headlight design as the hatchback model. The front bumper is expected to have a more aggressive look and a lower stance.
At the rear, the taillights will receive the LED treatment and will continue to be designed with the usual BMW L-shape approach.
Rendering by David Kiss
In the US, the new 2 Series family will include the Coupe and Convertible models, and a potential M2 from the M division. The engine offerings for the US will include the new four-cylinder turbo engines, along with a higher-end six-cylinder engine.
By positioning the new coupe and convertible as 2 Series products, BMW will be able to sell them at a premium price while including some of the options featured in higher-end models, like the 3 or 5 Series.