The BMW 2 Series coupe has been spied in Germany, in hey-look-at-me! pajamas. I bet if it was silver with Munich plates, it could pass without notice. This is a first look at the hardtop version of the brand’s all-new two-door model line. The images come just two weeks after CarAdvice’s spy photographers uncovered the coupe’s sibling, the new 2 Series convertible.
Unlike the BMW 1 Series hatch on which it’s based, the 2 Series coupe features slimmer headlights, larger front air intakes, and a more prominent, forward-leaning kidney grille, creating a sleeker, sportier appearance. The clean side panels lead to a rear end that sports a long overhang and high-mounted taillights with signature deep red lenses and L-shaped LED lamps.
The 2 Series coupe and convertible will inherit their powertrains from the 1 Series hatch lineup, with a 315-hp M235i coupe––based on the recently launched M135i hatchback––a near certainty, and an even higher-performance M2 coupe a possibility to take the place of the now-discontinued 1 Series M coupe. The current BMW 1 Series coupe and convertible will be about seven years old by the time the new 2 Series models are introduced.––Paul Duchene
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