BMW 2 Series Coupe Market Launch March 2014, M235i xdrive as well

2 Series | June 21st, 2013 by 12

In just a few weeks BMW will unveil their first 2 Series model. The F22 2 Series Coupe will be officially revealed to the public …

In just a few weeks BMW will unveil their first 2 Series model. The F22 2 Series Coupe will be officially revealed to the public just weeks after the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show and will go on sale in March 2014.

The F23 2 Series Convertible with a soft top will follow shortly after.

Technically the 2 Series Coupe and Convertible are closely related to the current generation F20/F21 1 Series, which implies the use of a rear-wheel drive architecture and in some cases, an all-wheel drive system.


The engine range will be expanded over time and eventually reflect in large part the same powerplant units as the 1 Series, so expect to see 220d, 218i or 225i models. At the top of the line-up, the M Performance Automobiles sub-division will take over with two high-performance 2 Series models: M235i and M235i xDrive.

The M235i will most likely use the same engine as the M135i, a 3.0 liter TwinPower turbocharged six-cylinder producing 320 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque (332 lb-ft) at 1,300 rpm. Redline is set at 7000 rpm.

(Test Drive: BMW M135i xDrive)

A pure M model, BMW M2, will follow most likely in 2015.

Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for the first official photos and marketing campaigns.

[Source: Bimmertoday | Photo: WCF]

  • Michael

    3 questions…
    1. Am I right in assuming the 2 will cost more than the current 1 stateside, even if minimaly?
    2. Assuming I’m right, should we then anticipate the 320i price to be adjusted also? I assume the answer to this is yes, especially assuming the next A4 will cost slightly more.
    3. When the M2 becomes available are you going to trade your 1M?

    • Horatiu B.

      1. Yes

      2. Depends on the market. And also still 2 different demographics.

      3. Never. 1M is a rare find.

      4 I am getting the M4 though.

  • Mateo

    1er coupe is already more expensive than 1er hatch (europe market) so making 2er even more expensive is stupid

    • Michael

      The 3 series coupe had an MSRP of $38,700 whereas the new 4 series coupe MSRP starts just over $40,000. Likely the new 2 will have a price increase. The 320i will likely see a small price increase as well, not only to make room for the 2, but also to meet the likely increase in cost of the A4 which is the competitor that was priced well below the new 328i and made the 320i logical for the US market. Understandably the 2 and 3 are designed to meet different consumer needs but BMW doesn’t really do price overlapping. The vehicles are mostly priced in separate brackets consistent with their designations. The gap between the 328i sedan and new 428i coupe is a great example of this.

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  • Ninong

    So BMW have changed their minds and decided to build an M2 for release in 2015? That’s a surprise because it was just a few weeks ago that they said they would not be building an M2 any time soon, just the M235i. I know they filed for an M2 trademark four years ago but that’s just in case they change their minds about building a full M version of the 2er.

    So the US is supposed to get both the M235i and the M235i xdrive? What about the 228i, is it come over here in both rear drive and xdrive?

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