Spy Photos: BMW 2 Series

Spy Photos | December 1st, 2012 by 5
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The BMW 2 Series was spied in Germany during typical real life testing trials and the photo reveals the Convertible variant with a soft top. …

The BMW 2 Series was spied in Germany during typical real life testing trials and the photo reveals the Convertible variant with a soft top.

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 and Convertible are expected to look and feel sportier than its brother.

Spy Photos: BMW 2 Series

The F23 2 Series will use more or less the same engines and transmissions as the 1 Series:

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

A high-end 235i Coupe and Convertible models are expected, along with the M Performance Automobile M235i. 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.

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

[Photo: Topgear]

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  • johnparke

    How much longer is the wheelbase supposed to be compared to the current 1er coupe?

  • Mateo

    I hope 2er will be true modern day E46

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=778555533 Mirko Reinhardt

    Why do you expect the 216i and 218i to use the 2.0L? The 1-series uses a turbo 1.6 now in both the 16i and 18i, I would expect that to either carry over or be replaced by the new 1.5 3-cylinder.
    I doubt the 220d will have 214bhp. That’s about the power a current 125d makes.

  • JC

    3.0L i6 turbo please!! and any ideas if they will release a 4 door version of the 2 series?

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