According to Car and Driver magazine, BMW is developing three new models, including a new 2-Series. The other models consist of the Megacity concept and a car smaller than the 1-Series, aimed at the Audi A1.

According to the report, the 2-Series would become BMW’s entry-level rear-wheel drive model, meaning that title would no longer belong to the 1-Series, which would become front-wheel drive. Prospective buyers don’t fret, as this probably won’t happen until 2015.

There is a chance that the new 1-Series with a front-wheel drive setup might get a hybrid system, as the German automaker is currently developing one with the PSA Group.

BMW recently filed trademark applications in the U.S for the names 228, 230 and 235. This means that there could be a six-cylinder motor in a 2-Series, but we would imagine a four-cylinder might be offered in the base version, as well as some diesel options.

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Source: Car and Driver

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8 comments:

  (595) posted on 07.27.2011

The car looks bumped on both sides. However, the modification of the 2 series is not clear so,for me, I need more specs of the car or a press release about this 2 series that BMW is working.

  (647) posted on 05.5.2011

Now, I know the reason why 2 series didn’t sell. I mean just look at the design of this car it doesn’t have the appeal just like the 1 and 6 series. I think it’s much better if they focus on working the M concept.

  (528) posted on 03.1.2011

it looks great, you can see what is the real purpose of this super car, and that is to race and to win, the new m3 looks very aggressive with a touch of luxury outside, btw: the new proposed m3 looks more smoother and sharper than this m3.

  (337) posted on 03.1.2011

Wow I really love this monster in black or white even silver but I don’t want to think about the price it must be high but I love it.

  (399) posted on 02.28.2011

I can sense that you don’t know anything about cars . The current JCW S is a rocket and can spank an Si and a GTI on a course any day.

  (402) posted on 02.28.2011

it really makes sense just consider that the specs where from JCW.

  (677) posted on 11.17.2010

thus why the surfaces are so flat and bland.

  (321) posted on 11.10.2010

Between the poor design and declining reliability,The Germans have bigger problems than the model naming convention. Curious how many people will want a FWD Bimmer, "The Ultimate Posing Machine."

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