The BMW 2 Series is the car that will eventually replace the 1 Series here in the United States (remember: the 1 Series moniker will live on to describe the hatchback models in other markets), and while we've seen the new coupe out on the prowl, we're now seeing the droptop version out on the road. We don't have much information about the new 2er models, only that they are expected to bow sometime in 2014.

Dimensionally, the new 2 Series convertible looks very similar in size to its outgoing 1 Series kin, with things like the roofline and roof shape looking nearly identical. Of course, reworked front and rear fascias are immediately noticeable, and judging by what little we can see, it appears as though the small BMW will take many of its design cues from the larger 3 Series rather than the oft-awkward-looking 1 Series hatch that's currently available in Europe.

Assuming things are still on track for 2014, we won't rule out a possible debut in Geneva, though the Frankfurt expo in September makes even more sense.


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      neilyadig
      • 1 Year Ago
      can't wait for the 2 Series Gran Coupe with 4 doors lol, better yet M2 Gran Coupe... GT...
      ammca66564
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well, at least they got rid of the sow's belly line ahead of the door. And looking at what can be seen of the tail lights, it looks like they're going forward with the one sausage, different lengths approach to styling. Not good - as it is, I have to double take each new 3 series I see to determine whether it's a 3 or a 5. They're nice looking cars, all right, but easy to confuse.
      FIDTRO
      • 1 Year Ago
      I really don't like what BMW has become.
      sfblog
      • 1 Year Ago
      And a 1 and a 2 and a 3 and a 4 and a 5 and a 6 and a 7
        Goahead
        • 1 Year Ago
        @sfblog
        My thoughts exactly! One through Seven! Remember 8 Series? Anyways, 1 and 2 are seriously ugly!
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks better than previous generation. This is probably my favorite Bimmer these days. The others are too big, heavy and junked up. Give a stripper 2 with a manual and I'm good.
        Jonathan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Teleny411
        Fully agree. It's what the 3 series use to be.
        Mazdaspeed6
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Teleny411
        The 3 really isn't all that big. The 2 is just a chopped 3 and only weighs a couple hundred pounds less. And the 3 is one of the only coupes where a 6 footer can sit behind another comfortably. It's actually just right for me but to each their own.
      Jonathan
      • 1 Year Ago
      2 series? "225i" *banging head aganist wall* But in all honesty, I like the 1 series coupes. Theyre' what the 3 series use to be. A nice well made sports car. The 3 is just too big.
        Brian B.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jonathan
        It's worse I'm afraid. We actually will only be getting a 228i and a M235i in the US to start with. This specific nomenclature stuff is getting out of control.
      BRKF06
      • 1 Year Ago
      1 series hatch is way better looking than the mugly E92 coupes.
      chonnes
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like a real yawner.
        Jai302
        • 1 Year Ago
        @chonnes
        I'm sorry that your garage is boring. It's gonna be okay, grasshopper :)
      KaBoomBOX
      • 1 Year Ago
      The proportions seem better than the previous model. Hopefully the styling details will be better sorted than the 1 and the 3.
      audisp0rta4
      • 1 Year Ago
      My continued respect for BMW as a brand is largely hinged on the new 2/3. As those series, and to a lesser extent, the 3/4 series are all that's left of the BMW I used to love.
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