The new BMW 2-Series Coupe will appear in 2021March 19, 2020
The new generation will retain its RWD design and remain an enthusiast’s car.
If you are concerned that the next-generation coupe, the BMW 2-Series, will follow the path of the 2-series Gran Coupe, which has a front-wheel drive platform with Mini and X1, we have good news: the upcoming model, scheduled for launch in late 2021 as Model 2022 will very retain its current configuration and will be attractive.
Sources of the company confirm that the next coupe of the 2nd series will share its rear-wheel drive platform with more upscale BMW models, the closest relatives of which will be 3- and 4-series. Completely redesigned, it will have a new sheet metal and a new, unique interior that will not be used by other models. Power will come from four-cylinder and six-cylinder turbocharged engines, probably continuing the current portfolio of 2.0-liter four in 230i and 3.0-liter six in M240i. We are told that the built-in six in high-end versions remains the backbone of performance-oriented BMWs. Four-wheel drive will remain an option.
We expect BMW to continue to offer a manual transmission in at least the next generation M2. It is not clear whether BMW will continue to offer guidance in the next M240i; although a shift is currently possible in the American M240i market, this version has already been killed in Europe.
With the shrinking market for convertibles, there won’t be another 2-series Droptop. BMW hopes to attract the majority of buyers to the next-generation 4-series convertible car, which, unlike the current model, will be equipped with a fabric top that will allow it to be closer to the current 2-series convertible car.
It is believed that many are typical of BMW and possibly the spiritual successor to the legendary 2002, the next 2-series coupe will not have much competition. The closest, in our opinion, is a two-seater Porsche Cayman. But there will be some cross-shopping with sports imports based on front-wheel drive architectures such as the Mercedes-Benz CLA, Audi S3 and RS3 and even BMW’s own 2nd series Gran Gran Coupe. Prices will remain close to the current model.
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