BMW are set to introduce new BMW 2 series models in 2013, expected to roll-out first is a BMW 2 Series Coupe which is set to replace the 1 Series Coupe, a BMW 2 Series Convertible (again replaces the 1 Series version) is set to follow and it is thought that a high-end BMW 2 Series M2 is in the pipeline too (replacing the limited-edition 1 Series M Coupe).
The move to re-badge some of the models to with the 2 Series name is thought to be a strategic ploy by BMW to separate it’s Sportier 1 Series models and thus move more up-market with the range.
There are also rumours in the motoring industry that BMW will look to deploy the same strategy to it’s 3 Series range re-badging the Coupe and Convertible models to new BMW 4 Series models, however this could be some way off and it’s thought mid 2014 could be the earliest we’ll see a 4 Series vehicle.
The new BMW 2-Series engine line-up will be taken from the latest 1-Series hatchback. Options will be a 1.6-liter TwinPower turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine delivering 170 HP and an updated 2.0 litre engine outputting181 HP. BMW is also though to be planning a new 3.0-liter straight-six-cylinder turbo petrol engine that will output an impressive 350 HP, the 3.0 litre engine will be used in the M2 model.