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      10-06-2012, 06:17 PM   #1
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With the forthcoming separation of the BMW Compact segment family to accommodate each equal family such as the UKL/Next generation 1er , the current 1er and the all new 2er family are distant in looks and purpose.

The 2er maintains the ability of a RWD drivetrain and the benefits of an entry sports coupe. The renaming of the current 1er Coupe and Cabrio allows BMW to expand on the model line by resorting back to the traditions of classic entry BMW's - Compact, focused and no limits when it comes to involving driver communication and dynamic handling. For the idea of this expanding family we have to go back to the 2002 and the E30 3er. Cars that helped define the segment.

To make you understand how the BMW 2er appearance differs from the BMW 1er I have done this quick rendering in Paint for quickness over an existing 1er Coupe illustration.

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The lower intakes reflect the opposite direction of the headlights by being more angular in an upwards direction. The lines on the bumper are highly prominent on the front of the car and help protrude the car for class-leading front safety.

The "eye-bags" under the headlights connect and flow downwards with the lower intakes forming the air curtain at the side of the intake. And depending what model-line there will be the option of decorative trim surrounding circular fog-lights.

The overall appearance shows a kinship with the 1er but interprets its DNA in a sportier format which brings the car into line with the other BMW Coupes such as the 6er and forthcoming 4er Coupe. It can be said that there is a similar comparison to the larger 6er Coupe and some say it looks like a shrunken 6er in its dynamic outline but in keeping with entry Coupe proportions.

The rear of the car enhances the look of todays 1er Coupe and Cabrio with similar shaped but more elongated L-shape on the bootlid again connecting the line of BMW Coupe's and the overall BMW character.

Some 2er's seen at the studios of Munich are shown to include LED headlights and larger wheels of 19" size.

The sportier look given to the 2er shows why BMW are expanding the 2er line with the four door Gran Coupe in order to enter a growing competitive segment by combining a sport sedan with greater individuality.

Engine options will be varied from petrol and diesel four and six cylinder right up to the storming M235i which adds the focused chassis of the M135i with 2er specific changes to the chassis and suspension, before climaxing in a lighter M2 variant. The M2 is a car that will aim to repeat the same successful formula as the 1er M Coupe by being the "entry" ladder to the M Division but with a reduction in weight and not as limited this time around.

The cabrio variant retains a folding soft-top for significant weight reduction and clean lines with a completely flat rear deck enhancing the sportier appearance with superior levels of beauty.

The sportier look to the 2er shows why BMW are expanding the 2er line to include a Gran Coupe four door model in order to enter a growing competitive segment by combining a sport sedan with greater individuality and class-leading dynamics.

The new BMW 2er Coupe and Cabrio will be introduced in 2013.
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      10-07-2012, 05:50 AM   #2
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Thanks Scott, I am holding out to I see the 2 coupe.
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      10-07-2012, 09:06 AM   #3
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I have done this quick rendering in Paint over an existing 1er Coupe illustration.

And depending what model-line there will be the option of decorative trim surrounding circular fog-lights.
Thanks Scott26!! you're a real treasure

The rendering looks very attractive.
I like that BMW is making a diversification of design. (i-Electrical brand included)

Audi cars look like the same car that got inflated with CO2 to various sizes egg-like design, sort off


The only thing that is of some concern is that the front of the car looks very low. I hope that you're not going to copy the new 3 series.
The new 3 series is the best design after the legendary E36 model, however, I don't find it that harmonic as a whole.
The massive rear end and the steep front windscreen (both typical in sedans) don't go that well with that re-interpretation of the Ferrari FF nose, a nose that should be on a sports car. That nose should do wonders for the coupe form.
Above all that nose is broken in the final 1/3 of its length, and the eyes (lights) are somewhat hidden (if you stand by your car, you don't see the car "in the eyes"); another thing that is rather unusual for a sedan with otherwise classic body proportions.
The lines of the 5er and the 1erVan Concept are much more fluent and without the sharp cuts and lines that are in sharp contrast with bow fluid lines found elsewhere (example, the bonnet curve).

Now that you added that last pic I must say that your first render looks really cute and that in a very serious manner!!

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      10-08-2012, 12:54 PM   #4
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nice!!!!
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      10-08-2012, 12:55 PM   #5
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I just took delivery of my 135i coupe and already excited about my next car, M2!
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I like the idea of the 2 series! Although in the picture the windows look like a 3 series. Seems odd to have 1 series, 2 series, 4 series... I would guess they are flooding the market with products before they start deleting some.
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This looks awesome! Love that back end in the illustration!
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Love the rendering. Looks modern and aggressive. Fingers crossed
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My 135i is only 5 months old, so it will be a while until I am back in the market. I appreciate the info.
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Looks interesting. Count me in! Probably go for a 235i and then the M2 when it comes out.
Fingers crossed that the front end looks much different than the new 1er.
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It'd also be nice if the yellow rear turn signals make it to the new models. Red turn signals bother me.
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2 coupe looks identical to an A5 lol.
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Engine options will be varied from petrol and diesel four and six cylinder right up to the storming M235i which adds the focused chassis of the M135i with 2er specific changes to the chassis and suspension, before climaxing in a lighter M2 variant. The M2 is a car that will aim to repeat the same successful formula as the 1er M Coupe by being the "entry" ladder to the M Division but with a reduction in weight and not as limited this time around.

The new BMW 2er Coupe and Cabrio will be introduced in 2013.
Scott, can you share more regarding the M2, specifically what choice of powerplant is envisioned (e.g. high strung 4-cyl, or a variant of the M135i's 6-Cyl, or perhaps a detuned M3/M4 I-6 TT), areas where such weight savings will be achieved (I imagine CF roof, aluminum suspension, perhaps any CFRP trim and lessons leartned from the CRT?), choice of transmissions, and lastly targetted launch date? TIA
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It looks like the headlights are connected to the grills.. Please no!
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BMW have tapped into this by mirroring typical BMW dynamics and steering communication within the new UKL cars.
You mean massive body roll, a steering system that is not connected to the front wheels, and the engine note played through the speaker system?!?!?!?!
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Thanks Scott,

I know it's early in the process, but is there any timeline for the 2 GC and/or probability of US sales? Thanks!
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118i..?
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118i..?
What? There's a 114i F20 available, as well as the 116i, 118i, 125i and M135i plus the diesel 116d, 118d, 120d and 125d.
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I like the idea of the car I just hope they dont call it a 2 series, splitting the line up into 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 series just seems like too much.
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The render has 118i on the back.

I just hope to God the new 2er does not have that brutal hood line.



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What? There's a 114i F20 available, as well as the 116i, 118i, 125i and M135i plus the diesel 116d, 118d, 120d and 125d.
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      10-08-2012, 04:49 PM   #22
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It is to late bro.

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I like the idea of the car I just hope they dont call it a 2 series, splitting the line up into 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 series just seems like too much.
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