More rumors on 2014 BMW 2 Series

Rumors | May 12th, 2012 by 7
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In 2013, BMW will launch a new family, the 2 Series. A spin-off from the new 1 Series, the 2 Series family will include the …

In 2013, BMW will launch a new family, the 2 Series. A spin-off from the new 1 Series, the 2 Series family will include the coupe and convertible variants.

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 1 Series Hatchback, but overall, the 2 Series Coupe is expected to look and feel sportier than its brother.

According to CAR Magazine, the F23 2 Series will use more or less the same engines and transmissions as the 1 Series:

More rumors on 2014 BMW 2 Series

• 216i (2.0 petrol, 150bhp)
• 218i (2.0 petrol, 177bhp)
• 225i (2.0 petrol, 218bhp)
• 220d (2.0 turbodiesel, 214bhp)

As seen across new BMW models, the transmission of choice will be either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic, with the DCT option reserved for the high-end 235i model and M models.

Same magazine says that the new 2014 2-series range may be offered in xDrive guise to battle the Audi A3 Quattro and the Mercedes A-class 4Matic, but so far no final decisions have been made.

So why the name change? As we mentioned before, 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.

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  • Mateo

    -As we mentioned before, 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.-

    this is just wrong!
    like 1 series doesn’t have “premium price” right now!

    • empower

      plus the current 1 series coupe and convertible were sold at premium to the 3 and 5 door. i think the renaming is to do with the u.s market. they will try and tie it in with the 02 which was the beginning of bmw in america

  • pimeto

    Only one question: WHY ?
    Why go that path of mercantile and commercializm … this is no longer BMW, a unique brand with style. This is becoming BMW-Mart. Something for everyone at higher price…

    • Giom

      In a word, sustainability. No profit, no BMW tomorrow. Be greatful these guys care enough about their brand to wanna be around long after we’re gone!

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