Following the introduction of the newly named BMW 4 Series, we knew it wasn't going to be long before BMW renamed its entry-level car to following this new naming system, too. Here's our first look at the 2014 2 Series, formerly known as the 1 Series coupe, strutting for the camera.

Based on these shots of the 2 Series coupe, the big changes (aside from the new name) in store visually might be limited to the front- and rear-end as the roofline and window openings look very similar, if not the same, to the current 1 Series. There is no information about the new 2 Series Coupe, but since this prototype does appear to be in final testing stages, our previous report of the car coming for 2014 looks to be holding up.


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      Spellchecker
      • 2 Years Ago
      There was a recent study conducted by BMW in Germany which showed that 92% of BMW clients don't mind a FWD BMW. There was an article about this study in one of the last Auto Motor und Sport magazines. What this means is simple: the majority of BMW customers don't care which wheels are powered. The few enthusiasts will always have the option of buying an older used RWD BMW or a 2-Series and everything above it (which will be RWD/AWD). And as an E87 BMW 1-Series owner, I can tell you that the amount of space lost for rear passengers is enormous due to the massive transmission tunnel in the back. I don't really need RWD. I never abuse my car - except in Photoshop (see photo below). http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/6439/bmw118ie87driftsmallwf4.jpg
      artandcolour2010
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder what the blue car is in the background of one of the photos. It has a large front quarter window in front of the door unlike any current BMW. I wonder if it's one of the new "i" cars? The 2 series coupe looks like it will continue to be very similar to the current 1 series, the most real BMW of all new BMWs sold in the USA.
      Generic
      • 2 Years Ago
      Kinda looks like a Mini coupe with different skin. I hope its just the camo, but that thing looks watered down and unattractive.
      Jai302
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like the Audi fanboys have flooded Autoblog to downvote any positive comment about a BMW. Lol
      md_stew
      • 2 Years Ago
      I just don't like the Pregnant Cat side profile of the current 1.
      likeaboss1234boss
      • 2 Years Ago
      this car is going to be compared to what? the a class. It already looks typical bmw kinda bland if you ask me.
      hebertd106
      • 2 Years Ago
      More e46 like. I approve.
      rllama
      • 2 Years Ago
      can't wait for the Pi series and the e series.
      Michael Sexton
      • 2 Years Ago
      To all you complaints out here this car isn't for you so please complain somewhere else. BMWs done just fine with out your advice. Their sales prove it..
      BRKF06
      • 2 Years Ago
      1 Series is a blast to drive. If not for kid #2 arriving this month I would have opted for a 135i. Too damn much fun...
      1STH
      • 2 Years Ago
      very 'econo' looking. Like an early 2000s Sentra! I prefer the current 1-series
        Hello, Brian
        • 2 Years Ago
        @1STH
        Early 2000s Sentra? Seriously? You must have some sort of camo-removing super power in order to be able to genuinely make that assessment.
      A M
      • 2 Years Ago
      What is it with the ugly styling of the 1- and 2-series BMWs? No amount of stickers, lowering or even horsepower is ever going to make me fall in love with one. I'd rather have an e30 M3 for the money they're charging for these ugly ducklings.
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