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.
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.