From time to time, BMW trademark filings provide clues on future BMW models. Our latest finding could be related to the recent speculation coming from both Autobild
. BMW is said to be considering launching a 2-series line comprising of the 2-series coupe (F22), the 2-series convertible (F23) and M-variants of these cars. These are essentially the next generation 1-series coupe and convertible, but renamed as the 2-series.
As seen in the screenshots from the German patent office below, BMW has filed "M2
" and "BMW M2
" trademarks just a month ago. The same goes for the US patent and trademark office (USPTO) where BMW has filed the "M2" trademark. It's important to note that a trademark filing doesn't necessarily mean they'll actually use it for a model. It is however a telling sign that BMW is considering the M2 badge seriously enough to take first measures to protect the use of this name.
The 1-series M coupe has been welcomed with nothing but praise
from both owners and reviewers around the globe. No surprise then that is has perhaps already made a case for a successor. Our prediction may be premature yet, but we believe it will be called the BMW M2.