We've already seen the upcoming BMW 2 Series testing in both coupe and convertible body styles, and now we're getting our first glimpse inside the new entry-level coupe. Judging by the sportier exterior that we've seen in previous spy shots, this car appears to be equipped with an M-Sport package, so this is likely not what the base interior will look like.

Compared to the current 1 Series, this new coupe will have cleaner cabin design including fewer buttons on the center stack and an instrument panel with more of a dual-brow design. This car has cloth seats with what appears to be a suede-like accent trim and blue stitching, and the seat's pattern is mimicked on the door panel. The 2 Series will also have a better integrated iDrive controller that operates the widescreen display mounted atop the instrument panel in a similar fashion as what we've seen recently on the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and CLA-Class.

As mentioned about the exterior, the bigger wheels, blue brake calipers, dual exhaust outlet and subtle decklid spoiler all lead us to believe that this is the M-Sport, but it isn't sporty enough – inside or out – to make us think this is the rumored M2 model.


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 103 Comments
      S40Powered
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can't wait for the GT and wagon version and also the 9, 10 & 11 series.
        SatinSheetMetal
        • 2 Years Ago
        @S40Powered
        Can't wait for the I3 engines.
        desinerd1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @S40Powered
        ... and the X versions
        Matt
        • 2 Years Ago
        @S40Powered
        Just be happy that this model is a RWD driver's car with a stick shift. All the variants you mention will be auto only, and many will be AWD only.
      ToniCipriani
      • 2 Years Ago
      BMW's Logic: Let's tape up all the badges but leave the M badge on the wheels exposed. Definitely won't tell this is a BMW.
      T-Mille
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why do they even bother covering up the badges if the design language is unmistakably BMW?
      Mikey
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hooray for cloth interiors!
      poopoohead100
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yay ZHP shift knob!
      handbraaaake
      • 2 Years Ago
      Where's my temperature and fuel gauge!?
        Dvanos
        • 2 Years Ago
        @handbraaaake
        No kidding that's one of the biggest gripes I have with this car.
          ksrcm
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dvanos
          That and "drive" selector. I'm very worried to see they went F30 way on that car as well. It doesn't need comfort and sport, just make it a BMW - that should be plenty good enough. I was looking at that exact car or M2 to replace my current E92, but this got me really worried. Oh well, let's see what will test drive bring, but for now I don't like it one bit.
        SatinSheetMetal
        • 2 Years Ago
        @handbraaaake
        It's going to be digital and either between the two or off to the far right.
      trevor-k
      • 2 Years Ago
      Same boring a$$$ guages that they have been using in their vehicles for like 20 years.
      Daekwan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ugly. $30,000 for this?
        Dvanos
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Daekwan
        Wow you must have X-ray vision to see the design through all that camouflage. Just another hater.
      The Wasp
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cloth seats on an upgraded trim level...you stay classy, BMW. ;)
        bjdonnellan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @The Wasp
        alcantara
          The Wasp
          • 2 Years Ago
          @bjdonnellan
          Sorry...should I have said 'vinyl' or whatever that stuff is?
        Zoom
        • 2 Years Ago
        @The Wasp
        And you stay ignorant.
        Awhattup
        • 2 Years Ago
        @The Wasp
        lol it ain't alcantara... it's cloth after all but you won't likely to see it in the US market... only the higher trims come to the US to keep them exclusive.
          bjdonnellan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Awhattup
          http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2012-bmw-m135i-first-drive/full/#photo-5170017
          bjdonnellan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Awhattup
          same as mentioned in this article "Inside, there is an M steering wheel, Alcantara seats, and red-highlighted instrumentation" http://blog.caranddriver.com/2013-bmw-m135i-not-a-true-m-but-its-m-quick/
      Mudotaku
      • 2 Years Ago
      All that plastic inside the interior reminds me my 2004 Aveo. Not what I would expect from a BMW.
        A P
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mudotaku
        Of course you should expect it from BMW......every BMW looks the same....inside and out.
      Danny
      • 2 Years Ago
      Damn, these guys know how to make a car!
      Adrian Elliot
      • 2 Years Ago
      BMW WUT R U DOIN BMW STAHP
    • Load More Comments