Next year will bring a series of tweaks in BMW's lineup. Most of the shuffling will happen within the 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.
Under the hood, there will be 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 and stump-pulling torque, which sounds even better. All of the engines will mate to either a six-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed automatic transmission. BMW’s 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.––Paul DucheneBack to News