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.
Two weeks ago we brought you the first spy shots of the upcoming BMW 2-Series Convertible . Today is time for its coupe sibling to go out for a testing session on public roads and our spy photographers were once again at the right place to shot some very cool photos.
As you can see this prototype caught testing is not fully camouflaged and reveals parts of the hard-top and the exterior mirrors. Everything else has been carefully hidden, but we already know that the next 2-Series will be pretty much similar to the new generation 3-Series , except its two-doors configuration and the fact that it will be made a little bit sportier.
Under the hood, we will only see four-cylinder engines, including a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with 150, 177 or 218 horsepower, and a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine with 214 horsepower. All of the engines will mate to either a six-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed automatic transmission.
Expect to see the new 2-Series Coupe launched late in 2013.
Next year will bring a series of small modifications in BMW’s lineup – most of the shuffling will happen within the Bavarian automaker’s naming system. The 3-Series Coupe and Convertible will be sold as the 4-Series and the 1-Series Coupe and Convertible will become the 2-Series .
Until now, we only brought you spy shots of the next 4-Series, but our spy photographers have just caught the 2-Series Convertible testing on public roads for the first time. You can see one image above and the rest in the gallery.
The 2-Series Convertible will be based on the 1-Series hatchback from which it will borrow its technology and engine lineup. As for its design language, BMW has promised to make the 2-Series a little sportier.
Under the hood, we will only see four-cylinder engines. The engine lineup will consist of a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with 150, 177 or 218 horsepower, and a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine with 214 horsepower. All of the engines will mate to either a six-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed automatic transmission. BMW’s now famous xDrive system will be available as an option on the 2-Series, as well.
The upcoming 2-Series Convertible is set to be unveiled in late 2013.
The split between the 1-Series and 2-Series model is opening up doors for BMW to start planning body variations for both models, expanding the lineup and hopefully bringing in more sales. The coupe and convertible versions of the old 1-Series will find themselves sporting a 2-Series tag, with a Gran Coupe to follow, and now, a Tourer variation as well.
The new BMW 2-Series Gran Sports Tourer could be the first model from the upcoming "Gran Tourer" line-up and aims "to those that desire something innovative and fresh in design but still combining practicality and exclusivity and that all important premium feel." It will target models like the Mercedes-Benz CLA and the Audi A3 Sedan .
The Gran Sports Tourer will be offered in a rear-wheel-drive configuration and will have both a sporty look and reasonable practicality. As for its exterior design, the next Gran Sports Tourer model will feature a more flat raked rear end, like the one seen in the classic 1600/2002 Touring. This will allow BMW to combine historic design with a contemporary look.
An official debut for the BMW 2-Series Gran Sports Tourer will be made sometime in 2015. Both the 4-Series and 6-Series may also be given the same treatment.
After releasing the 6-Series Gran Coupe , BMW will switch models to apply the Gran Coupe treatment to the upcoming 4-Series . However, new details suggest that the same package will also be applied to the next 2-Series . The next 2-Series Gran Coupe will be aimed customers looking for a coupe look with some extra practicality.
The BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe will be offered in a rear-wheel-drive configuration and, according to the first details, "is a car to bring classic sporting BMW values and a sense of tradition against modern rivals. It will feature an individual appearance for the front and rear ends that will distinguish it from the current 1-Series. It will also be built on a slightly lengthened platform and will feature a lower elongated roofline.
Under the hood, we will find the same engine line-up as in the standard 2-Series: a 2.0 petrol engine with either 150 HP, 177 HP, or 218 HP and a 2.0 turbodiesel engine producing 214 HP. These engines will be combined with either a six-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed automatic transmission.
Expect to see the new BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe launched sometime in 2014.
The current BMW 1-Series M Coupe has had its fair share of success on the market, so BMW ’s plans to develop a successor for it shouldn’t surprise anyone. The new sports coupe will be based on the next generation 2-Series and will most likely be badged the M253i (known as the M135i Coupe until recently). A coupe version will be unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, while a convertible version will arrive later in 2014.
The future M235i will be powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 316 HP. The engine was recently announced in the M135i , but according to Autoweek, this engine has been certified for U.S. sales.
The M235i Convertible will be offered with a fabric roof and will have enough interior room for four people. The exterior will be distinguished by the usual BMW M Performance package which includes a front apron with large air intake vents and three-dimensional flaps, an impressive rear apron with dual exhaust pipes, and 18" M light alloy double-spoke wheels.
Updated 11/18/2013: Based on the recently launched M235i Coupe, we created a pretty cool rendering for the convertible version. We hope you’ll like it.
Click past the jump to read more about the BMW M235i Convertible.
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 with the American market only receiving a 2.0 liter version with 240 horsepower. The engine 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.
Updated 11/18/2013: Now that we have seen the official details on the 2 Series Coupe we created a new rendering for the upcoming convertible version.
Click past the jump to read more about the BMW 2-Series Convertible.
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.