Based on current speculation that BMW’s sedan and coupe version will NOT share the same Series number after 2013. We are expecting BMW to name their 2 door version of the 1-Series 4 door sedan, as the 2-Series.
To backup the speculations, BMW has trademarked the name so we know a model is coming.
It’s no secret that things are going to change significantly in BMW ’s future line-up. For example, the future 1-Series will only include a hatchback version, while the coupe and convertible versions will be sold as a 2-Series. And, as many rumors suggest, the top version of the next 2-Series will be the M2. It will arrive one year after the standard model, so expect to see it sometime before the 2015 model year.
The future BMW M2 will be built on the new F21 platform and will be powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo delivering about 350 HP. Rumors say that the new tri-turbo engine might also find its way under the hood of the upcoming model. Whichever engine is picked, it will be mated to an all-new DCT semi-automatic transmission. Also, like most of the upcoming BMW models, the M2 will feature the intense use of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic.
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BMW is throwing the automotive world for a loop in the coming years as a few of their models will be getting name changes to make room for a denser lineup. We already know the future 3-Series Coupe and Convertible will be sold as a 4-Series and now the future generation 1-Series Coupe and Convertible will also be getting a name change: They will adopt the 2-Series nomenclature. The future 2-Series Coupe has already been rendered so it was high time for us to get the 2-Series Convertible a little attention.
The BMW 2-Series Convertible will arrive a few months after its coupe brother and will be sportier than the current 1-Series. Under the hood, there will only be four-cylinder engines: a 2.0 petrol with either 150 HP, 177 HP, or 218 HP and a 2.0 turbodiesel with 214 HP. These engines will be combined with either a six-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed automatic transmission. An xDrive system will also be offered to make the car even more fuel efficient.
Expect to see the new BMW 2-Series Convertible launched in late 2013.
BMW has already begun to revitalize its line-up with the future 3-Series Coupe and Convertible getting tagged under the 4-Series nomenclature, and now it’s rumored that the same treatment will be applied to the 1-Series. The three and five-door models will be sold under the 1-Series name, but the coupe and convertible will find themselves sporting a 2-Series tag.
The new BMW 2-Series will deliver sportier handling, but will share its engine line-up with the 1-Series hatchback. This means it will be powered by a 1.6-liter TwinPower turbocharged four-cylinder petrol unit delivering 170 HP and a revised 2.0 liter engine with an output of about 181 HP. BMW is also considering a new 3.0-liter straight-six-cylinder turbo petrol engine that will deliver up to 350 HP, but this engine is expected to be used in the M2 variant.
The new BMW 2-Series will debut as a coupe in 2013 and will be followed by the convertible version and a more powerful M2 version a few months later.
Taking under consideration the current economical situation and all the regulations regarding CO2 emission you should expect to see car makers heading to small cars. For example BMW plans to modify the current 1-Series so that it will include a city compact, a F.A.S.T. Family Activity Sports Tourer and a Gran Turismo, while a new 2-Series model will be offered in both coupe and cabrio. Next to them the Bavarian company will also develop a Z2 and a M2 model, all of them small, but very cool sports cars.
For the next generation 1-Series BMW plans to increase the wheelbase, but also to include a significant number of features that will allow luxury options normally found in high end Premium luxury cars available in the compact class. The model will also include the next generation "Efficient Dynamics" technologies that will make it the most fuel efficient car in it’s segment.
The coupe and the cabrio version will no longer be sold as a 1-Series. Instead BMW will launch a new 2-Series model. It will feature a further progressive sporting interpretation with clean design lines. You should expect the new 2-Series to be launched in 2013.
The decision to bring a M2 model was helped by the exceptional response to the new 1er M Coupe. According to BMW, the new model will "push the envelope" for small performance cars. But the most impressive model will of course be the Z2 which it is expected to be revealed in late 2013.
The BMW 2-Serie Convertible, is expectet to made his debut on summer 2007, in coupe and convertible version. the price for the convertible will be arround $25000 and rumors say that they will be also a sport version.
2addicts capture the 2-Series convertible during testing in Nürburgring.