Thanks to spy shots from earlier in the year, we already know what the new BMW 2 Series will look like, but now we know a lot more about the coupe courtesy of an apparent BMW South Africa error and some quick-clicking enthusiasts. Though the information no longer appears to be posted on BMW's South African website, 2addicts.com managed to grab most of the details for the new coupe, including the model lineup, specs and most (if not all) of the options list for the upcoming replacement for the 1 Series.

Just like the latest 3 Series, the 2 Series model lineup starts at the 220i powered by a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder, but the more exciting BMW figures to be the M235i with its 320-hp, 3.0-liter straight-six. With the automatic transmission, the info says that the M235i weights 3,240 pounds and will be able to accelerate from 0-62 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds – making it both lighter and quicker than the 135is currently offered in the US. The base 220i coupe should also be fun to drive with its 180 horsepower and sub-3,000 pound curb weight.

A quick side-by-side comparison of the dimensions for the base 220i with our current base 128i shows that the new coupe rides on a longer wheelbase (105.9 in. vs. 104.7 in.), is about two inches longer (174.4 in. vs. 172.2 in.) and is an inch wider (69.8 in. vs. 68.8 in.). 2addicts.com even shows available paint colors, interior trim options and lists pricing for South African-spec models. Head on over to the forum to check out all the info they have posted, but we expect the 2 Series to be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show early next year.


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      Where's the cheese?
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oh and I'm glad the headlights don't physically merge with the kidney grilles on the 2 series.
      Brian Rautio
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hopefully there will be a 128i with the 240hp four in the 328i. I'd like a turbo 4 for gas, but also would like more than 180hp.
      Jonathan
      • 1 Year Ago
      I know a lot people don't like the 1 series coupe, but I do. It's closer to the E30 than any of the other 3 series coupes have been design wise (the E46 was pretty close). I'm excited for this new 2 series. Since the 4 series is too long and heavy, this will fill in the spot nicely.
      rmt_1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looking at this 2-Series, it reminds me a lot of the E36 3-Series coupe. While I have to wait to see the reviews on how well it drives, I'm quite hopeful that this may be the back-to-basics BMW the brand has needed for a long time. The RWD 1-Series was good , but awkward looking and the current 3-Series could arguably be called a bit heavy, so the taut 2-Series could be that perfect balance of size and performance. I wouldn't be surprised if this car attracts more current 3-Series coupe buyers than the 4-Series will.
      fx16gts
      • 1 Year Ago
      Now that's a real BMW!! I like it.
      Mills
      • 1 Year Ago
      The dimensions are roughly the same as the old e36, which I always thought was a perfect sized car. I guess the 2 series, instead of the 4 series, is really the new 3 series. This is all starting to get really confusing BMW.
      stevenh
      • 1 Year Ago
      the 1 series is a great handling and fun car but ugly to look at. Something is wrong with the proportions of the Bulldog look of the current version, this new updated look seems to make it more pleasing to the eye
      Matt S
      • 1 Year Ago
      Aside from the fact that it looks just like EVERY other BMW, it still looks nice.
      truewhiteboy
      • 1 Year Ago
      C'mon 1/2 series hatch! hahaha
      sampson
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks pretty good... Hard to tell from the photos but I really hope there's no more cat belly
      lazybeans
      • 1 Year Ago
      The 2 series is the true car that carries the spirit of BMW. Light and fun cars.
      jimenezphoto
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks good to me. But fully expect BMW to nickel and dime options and packages until it is out of reach.
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