A BMW 2 Series test mule has crashed on A72 Autobahn near Zwickau. According to German media SZ-Online, the testing engineer was driving a BMW 228i prototype and reportedly lost control of the car before hitting the guard rail. The car is said to have been traveled at high speeds, not uncommon for the Autobahn.
The crash resulted in the closure of the A72 in both directions.
The driver reportedly suffered only minor injuries and is being treated at a local medical facility.
BMW will launch the 2 Series this summer and will be available at first in the coupe and convertible variants. Moving away from the somewhat blend and bulky design of the 1 Series, the 2 Series Coupe will have 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 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.
Product of the BMW 2 Series kicks off in November and the U.S. market will get the M235i and 228i models.