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:

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• 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.

7 responses to “More rumors on 2014 BMW 2 Series”

  1. Mateo says:

    -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 says:

      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

  2. pimeto says:

    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 says:

      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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