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2014 BMW 2-series Spy Photos



What It Is: The successor of the BMW 1-series coupe, which also forms the basis for the 1-series convertible. The next generation of 1-series coupes and cabrios will be known as the 2-series, which makes some sense: In other markets, there is the more plebeian 1-series hatchback, and the coupe always was the more upscale version. With the change in name, there will be a direct parallel to the upcoming 4-series—which replaces the 3-series coupe and convertible—and the 6-series, which always has been a 5-series–based coupe.

The 2-series moniker will allow BMW to jack up the price and to play a bit more with the styling. But, this won’t be much more than a heavily face-lifted version of the current 1-series coupe and convertible. There might be more differentiation in the future; after 2016, the 1-series hatchback likely will move to a front-wheel-drive platform shared with Mini. And, by the way, there will be an M2 as well, with a wider track and body. Oh, and 2-series is reminiscent of the legendary 2002.

Why It Matters: As BMW's 4-series will be positioned well upmarket, the 2-series could actually become the quintessential BMW—very much in the spirit of the 2002. Based on the brand’s storied compact rear-wheel-drive platform, the two-door should offer superior driving dynamics. (Now if only BMW can keep the weight down . . . ) The premium-compact segment is growing, with Mercedes-Benz adding the A-class and the upcoming CLA, and Audi introducing its A3 Sportback and A3 sedan. Considering that growth, it’s no wonder BMW is strongly considering a 2-series Gran Turismo. We wish them the best of luck in styling such a vehicle given the unattractive 5-series GT and the 3-series GTs we’ve spied.



Platform: The 2-series will use BMW's compact rear-wheel-drive platform, shared with the 1-series and similar to what underpins the 3-series. It will be an update of the current 1-series platform. No all-wheel-drive version is planned. BMW will add many connectivity and assistance systems not currently offered in the 1-series.

Powertrains: The heart of the engine lineup for the 2-series will consist of four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines, all of them turbocharged. For European markets, BMW’s range of three-cylinder engines is possible. There will be two levels of the high-powered, turbocharged inline-six. One of them will drive the upcoming M235i, an M Performance model producing around 320 hp. On top of that, there will be the high-performance M2, churning out around 360 hp. With most engines, BMW will offer a six-speed manual and an eight-speed torque-converter automatic; the M235i and the M2 could be offered with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic instead.

Competition: Audi A3, Mercedes-Benz CLA, Volkswagen GTI/Golf R.

Estimated Arrival and Price: The 2-series without M badging should arrive on showroom floors in early 2014 with base sticker prices starting near the current 1-series coupe’s $32,095. The M2 should follow a year later, and start around $50,000. View Photo Gallery

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I like the red we're seeing on this 2 series test mule in the spy shots.
Anyone know if it's a new red or something that's already on BMW vehicles out now.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 10:44 AM
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I think the 2 series test mule is shown is the red melborne metallic. If thats the correct color than its not a new one. With all the masking you can really mistaken it for a 1 series since its body shape and size is awfully similar.
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I think the 2 series test mule is shown is the red melborne metallic. If thats the correct color than its not a new one. With all the masking you can really mistaken it for a 1 series since its body shape and size is awfully similar.
Really? you think it's hard to tell this apart from a 1 series? the 1 series had such a high roof line and looks like a mix between some compact sedan and a VW beetle. If I didn't know what it was I would have thought it was the new 3 series, roof line now is lower and much more sleek looking.
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I realy like series 5BMW
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I can still feel the excitement of teasing photos of new models back then. Now designs are getting more common among manufacturers.
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Well, I think manufacturers are having a hard time surpassing their own designs.
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It really is hard to work on design right now considering the fact that a lot of cars are so alike nowadays.
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I agree. I think the current designs that they introduce are most of the reimagining of the previous design and also from the bandwagon taste of the consumers.
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