Built on the F2x platform, the 2 Series coupe and convertible models are being separated from the 1 Series family. The 2 Series vehicles will be driven by a rear-wheel drive architecture with the possibility of the coupe to be paired with the xDrive system.
Moving away from the somewhat blend and bulky design of the 1 Series, the 2 Series Coupe shows off sportier lines and more visually pleasant headlights and kidney grille.
The front bumper is dominated by large air intakes with fins, a trend started by the new M6 models, and one we anticipate to see in the upcoming M3 and M4. The prototype also features blue M Performance brake calipers and M-specific wheels. On the side, the M235i will carry the M badge now specific to M package models and the M Performance Automobiles.
BMW will build the M235i model at the Leipzig plant with production starting in November 2013.