Next-Gen BMW 2 Series Coupe Spotted Again In Multiple Flavors
The current generation BMW 2 Series Coupé takes a bit of time, with roots going back to 2014. A new version is coming, which we confirmed just over a week ago with our first observation of a new prototype of Series 2. Now we have additional observations from two different prototypes to discuss.
Camouflage wrap with heavier coatings on the front and rear fascias still obscure the design details, but we can say that Series 2 should continue with a smaller grille at the front. By looking closely at the lower front fascia, we can see what a radar sensor looks like where we expect to see the kidney separator for a larger type 4 Series grille. We also learned directly from BMW during the launch of the 4 series that, for the moment anyway, the large grille would remain a visual feature exclusive to the larger coupe.
What can we distinguish from these new spy shots? Two different prototypes were captured here, each with a different set of seats. Our sources tell us that the models intended for the American market will have seats different from the European versions, although the improved sports seats are certainly a possibility for American buyers. The general style is not too different from the current 2 series, but the proportions seem a little better with regard to the roof line, the hood and the deck cover.
Under the body, the new 2 series will run on the same CLAR platform used by the 3 series. This means that it will naturally be rear-wheel drive, as opposed to the larger Gran Series 2 Series. It also means there should be room for a six-right under the hood, and this means we could see a truly epic M2 at some point in the future.
Before this happens, however, the base series 2 has to happen. Rumor on this front is fairly quiet at the moment, but we expect the covers to come off in 2021. This likely means that the new 2 will debut as a 2022 model, with an M2 coming for 2023.