This Appears to be the new 2 Series Coupe

BMW put out the first 2 Series in 2014, and it’s one of the best — if not the best — compact luxury chassis out there. The M2 and M2 Competition are some of the best driving, front-engined cars for sale today. The only issue is BMW’s consistent six-year production cycles. That means we’re up for a new version of the car sometime this year. Apparently, this is that car:

Commenting on a car’s looks is typically fruitless as everybody certainly has their own opinion. However, if this is the new 2 Series, it has gained a bit more pudge than I have during this lockdown. Here’s the current 2 Series to remind you:

Ah, my tired eyes. Even if the new 2 Series isn’t a bad-looking car, the current one is just so good that it makes it appear so. The person who published these leaked images, the user 4BMWGarage on the ‘2addicts’ forums, also posted a shot of the car’s rear end:

I would this car’s tail end as, ‘something’, and let the reader interpret what I mean by this. As compared to the current 2 Series, the taillights retain a similar shape, however, it appears like they’re getting the same smoked treatment that the latest 3 Series’ taillights do. The front and rear fascias look surprisingly similar to the previous generation Subaru Impreza, actually:

But is it the 2 Series?

There’s still a bit of speculation surrounding what this car actually is. Some seem to think that it could actually be the face-lifted version of the 1 Series sedan. We don’t get that in the ‘States. This is a distinct possibility. The car in the leaked images is shrouded by a cover, obscuring the number of doors.

We already get some flavor of the new 2 Series in the U.S. as the 2 Series Gran Coupe. You could argue that car may not be a 2 Series either — it’s underpinned by a front-wheel-drive MINI. That’s another can of worms I won’t open here, though. We can only hope the reviews of the coupe will be better than that cars.

11 Comments

  1. At this rate of bloat, the next decade’s most drivable BMW will be the .3 class, and the most sensible sports family wagon the .5.

  2. At this rate of bloat, the next decade’s most drivable BMW will be the .3 class, and the most sensible sports family wagon the .5.

  3. At this rate of bloat, the next decade’s most drivable BMW will be the .3 class, and the most sensible sports family wagon the .5.

    1. No kidding. Compared to a modern 3-Series, my E28 535i is admittedly 3″ longer (blame the diving-board bumpers), but is 5″ narrower, 1″ lower, and 400 lbs lighter.

  4. I don’t think the 1-Series or outgoing 2-Series we’re great looking cars, but that’s why I liked them. Simple, upright, and purposeful is good. I fully expect to be disappointed by this new 2.

  5. I don’t like the new grille, with that much real estate they could have kept the traditional thin kidneys flanked by a grille. Next thing you know the Hofmeister kink will disappear. I feel like BMW cars have lost their soul and direction in the pursuit of mainstream luxury and have become fat and soft. They don’t even use “the ultimate driving machine” as a slogan any more.

  6. Wide angle shots of a partially covered car in what looks like an elevator do not make it easy to judge what a car looks like. What I see doesn’t look great, and BMW doesn’t have a good track record recently, , but I reserve full judgment for when we see the full car.

    That current 2 series still looks like a proper BMW.

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