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      08-09-2014, 09:44 AM   #1
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Is BMW planning to change the engines and the naming on the 2?

Will there be a 220i?
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      08-09-2014, 09:46 AM   #2
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Is BMW planning to change the engines and the naming on the 2?

Will there be a 220i?
there's already a 220i, same engine as 320i/etc
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      08-09-2014, 10:01 AM   #3
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Right Icy - I mean - will they bring it to the US?

And will the other badge numbers be going up?
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      08-09-2014, 10:41 AM   #4
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They're doing that with the 3 series so eventually
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Is BMW planning to change the engines and the naming on the 2?

Will there be a 220i?
Doubt it. Not in the U.S. & Canadian markets.
I think they want to keep the 1 & 2-series brand image as performance oriented and not pollute it with anything below the 228i (just like they never came out with anything below the 128i in N/A).

OTOH, if they did, it's probably be a M220i.
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      08-09-2014, 11:21 PM   #6
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Doubt it. Not in the U.S. & Canadian markets.
I think they want to keep the 1 & 2-series brand image as performance oriented and not pollute it with anything below the 228i (just like they never came out with anything below the 128i in N/A).

OTOH, if they did, it's probably be a M220i.
well we have the the 320i. i dont think bmw brings out coupe variants to as low a spec in america. they seem to position coupes slightly higher than sedans .

for example the 2015 4 series you can get LED headlights and leather dash. 3 series you cant even on a 335i

hypothetically if we had the f20 1 serise and f22 2 series i'd bet they'd have a 120i but no 220i
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They're doing that with the 3 series so eventually
I think it was done with the 3-series to provide an "affordable" option. Now the 228i is that "affordable" option so I wouldn't expect to see a 220i in the US at least...
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      08-10-2014, 01:49 PM   #8
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Is BMW planning to change the engines and the naming on the 2?
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Will there be a 220i?
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