For what it's worth, I spent two hours with a BMW PR guy at the Detroit Auto Show last week. One of things we talked about was the whole headlights-blending-into-the-grill thing on the 3er. I told him I didn't really care for that design cue. He said it was done to differentiate the 3er and 4er from the 5er and give them their own faces. Anyway, we briefly talked about the 2er. He was kind of coy and didn't want to reveal much, but he said something like, "You know how you don't like ze headlights into ze grill on the 3? You vill like ze 2 much better, zen..." and he smiled. I, obviously, took that to mean that the headlights would not blend into the grill. Just throwing that out there...
2011 Audi A5 Brilliant Red/Black/Aluminum
SOLD on 2/29/12: 2008 E92 335i TiAg/Gray Dakota/Gray Poplar