Originally Posted by five_timer
Excuse my ignorance, but I seem to be missing the purpose behind a 2-series. If this 2 convertible is so similar to the 1, why don't they just give the 1 a facelift? I mean, the 1- and 3-series are very different cars, but this 2 is just like the 1, and god knows there's already a limited market for the 1. So what gives?
BMW's plan for the sedan, touring, and hatchback models is to be the odd numbered series (1, 3, 5, 7) while the coupes, convertibles, and gran coupes will be the even numbered series (2, 4, 6). The 2 series coupe and convertible are replacing the current 1 series coupes and convertibles, just as the upcoming 4 series is replacing the current 3 series coupe.