BMW 2 Series naming convention confirmed

2 Series | January 6th, 2013 by 2
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For the last couple of years we have reported on BMW’s plans to introduce two new families: BMW 2 Series and 4 Series. As we …

For the last couple of years we have reported on BMW’s plans to introduce two new families: BMW 2 Series and 4 Series. As we mentioned before, the 2 Series and 4 Series families will comprise of the coupe and convertible models (other variants are planned as well) therefore allowing BMW to sell them at a higher price.

Just last month BMW has unveiled the 4 Series Coupe Concept which officially confirmed the new designation for the former 3 Series Coupe and Convertible models. But up to this point, the 2 Series moniker was never confirmed by the company through the regular channels.

In a memo sent to BMW dealerships for the first time the company makes reference of future 2 Series and 4 Series models. While this of course doesn’t necessarily put the official stamp on it,  it’s the most official reference we have seen so far.

BMW 2 Series naming convention confirmed

Built on the F2x 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 (especially inside), but overall, the 2 Series Coupe and Convertible are expected to look and feel sportier than the hatchback.

The F22 2 Series Coupe feature redesigned headlights (when compared to the 1 Series Hatchback) with a sleeker and sportier look. The heavy camouflage around the kidney grille is not revealing whether the headlights flow into the grille as seen on the new F30 3 Series. The rear lights will also be quite different than the 1 Series variants.

The Coupe will begin production in Fall 2013.

  • johnparke

    The part about ineligible vehicles makes me think this is for some sort of sales promotion. In my opinion this suggests that the 2er might (might being a strong word here) go on sale in 2013. Why else would they even bother mentioning it now if it were to go on sale in 2014 or later?

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