BMW 2-Series coupé caught on camera
BMW’s 2-Series Coupé has been spied without any visually protective camouflage, months before its intended official release later this year.
The smallest two-door sedan is the replacement model for the 1-Series Coupé, and will serve as the two-door-with-boot member of the 1-Series, similarly to the 4-Series’ role as the 3-Series’ coupé contender.
The 2-Series has had its wheelbase increased by 30mm compared to the 1-Series Hatch, and can accommodate both the traditional rear-wheel drive, as well as a four-wheel drive transmission system.
The rise in size should translate into a more spacious cabin, which is good seeing as the 2-Series will be entering a world with two very strong competitors in the form of the upcoming Audi A3 Sedan and recently launched Mercedes-Benz CLA.
The car’s looks are a mash-up of the 1-Series and 4-Series styling approaches, taking cues from both vehicle lines. The front grille is quite similar to that of the 1-Series, but the 2-Series’ overall stance and presence is far more reminiscent of the Four’s sleek dimensions.
The 2-Series will share its line-up of engines with the 1-Series, including the quite brutal 235 kW 3,0-litre turbocharged straight-six, that powers the M135i.
On top of that, it is quite likely that the 2-Series will spawn the spiritual successor of the 1-Seires M Coupé, which is likely to see an even more potent version of the 35i engine installed under the bonnet, and M-division dynamics added to the chassis.