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BMW '2 series' coming 2014. EDIT: Fully uncovered pics added.

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BMW is ready to start yet another segment in the form of 2 series.

The 2 series will be available in the following forms;

The coupe(F22);

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The Convertible(F23);

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^ Spotted in Munich

Gran Coupe;

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^ Renders

The 2 Series models will be built on the same RWD platform as the current 1 Series hatchbacks (F20/F21).

SCHEDULE;

The 2 Series will begin production in November 2013, as a 2014 model year.

The 2 Gran Coupe will make it by around 2015 though and is expected to compete with the CLA & A3 sedan.

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BMW is unneccesarily exploring segments which pretty dont seem to exist. If you are going to have 5 to 6 body styles of same platform and drivetrain then who is going to buy these.

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That is good Sstar, but dont you think that anyone would be having nearly 4 to 5 models and not variants to choose from at a same price point when anyone buys a BMW?

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I dont understand the importance of having the 2 series at all i.e. the coupe & convertible versions. they already have the 1 coupe to play with.

YES, the 2 Gran Coupe looks stunningly aggressive & there is a need of it to compete with CLA & A3 sedan & will be tremendous value as it will be priced under the 3 series :)

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Some more revealing shots of the 2 Series and details on the models have been leaked online

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Three models in the range - the 220i coupé, 220d coupé and the M235i coupé have all had full technical details published on an internet forum.

The 220d coupé will be powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine producing 181bhp and 280lb ft of torque. BMW says the car can cover a 0-62mph sprint in 7.1 seconds (7.2 seconds for the automatic version), while top speed is 143mph. The 220d promises 63mpg on a combined cycle, and has CO2 emissions of 119g/km. Its kerb weight is 1375kg.

The 220i coupé puts out the same 181bhp as the diesel variant, but is powered by a 2.0-litre twin-turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing slightly less torque, at 199lb ft. The 220i has a slightly higher top speed of 146mph, and posts a faster 0-62mph time of 7.0 seconds. BMW says this variant is capable of 46mpg on a combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 142g/km.

With an engine output of 322bhp from its 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder turbocharged engine, the M235i is the most powerful variant in the range to be revealed so far. It also produces the most torque, at 332lb ft, and has the fastest 0-62mph sprint time and top speed, at 5.0 seconds and 155mph respectively. As you'd expect, the M235i is also the least green of the range, capable of just 35mpg on a combined cycle and with CO2 emissions of 189g/km.

More pics and full story here : Autocar UK

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Perfect move by BMW and its marketing team. They have been working on the four-door saloon version of the 1 series for quite some time and I think its worth the wait. This will appeal to all who think that the 1 series is too basic and the 3 series is a bit over the top. I'm sure that this will sell like hot cakes in the international market. This car is compact enough and has got the much needed "affordable" tag on it, in times of a global slowdown in the auto market.

After seeing the 1-series coupe earlier, I used to wonder why they wouldn't launch a four-door saloon on the same platform. I think this model is great for markets like India and China and it is surely tough competition for the A3 sedan and Merc CLA.

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Here are first leaked pictures of the new BMW 2 Series fully uncovered. The car shown in the pics is the M235i. Under the hood the high-end BMW M235i lays a 3.0 liter six-cylinder N55 TwinPower engine which also outputs 450 NM of torque between 1300 and 4500 RPM. Top speed is limited to 250 km/h.

From 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h), the BMW M235i with manual transmission runs in 5.0 seconds while the 8-speed automatic is 4.8 seconds.

he M235i has a lenght of 4454 mm, measures 1774 in width and 1408 in height. The wheelbase is 2690 mm, Track, Front 1516 mm, Track Rear 1532 mm.

It weighs 1455 kg with the manual transmission and 1470 with automatic.

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Source: BMW blog

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