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      03-21-2013, 11:04 AM   #1
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The 2 Series coupe and convertible are on their way, having already been spied in testing for months now. So what's next to come in the 2 Series lineup? Possibly the 2 Series Gran Coupe, which Autobild has taken a crack at rendering. Although no prototypes have yet been spotted, it's been previously rumored by BMW insider Scott26 to be on the way.

Here are the models that may round out the 2 Series lineup (some more likely than others), per Scott26:

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BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe - 4 door addition of 2 Series Coupe with slightly lengthened wheelbase and roof line, aimed at BMW's RWD dominance against Audi A3 Sedan and Mercedes-Benz CLA. [More Details]

BMW 2 Series Gran Sports Tourer - Hyundai Veloster type A-symmetrical Tourer Coupe inspired by classic 2002 Touring variant, has many admirers in Munich. [More Details]

BMW M2 Coupe - Successor to the BMW 1 Series M Coupe continues the same formula that made the last car be memorable, no huge competitor in the HP race , four cylinder will bring less weight , which matter most as does more enjoyment and overall feel is considered to be more of a priority than who has the biggest numbers. Already confirmed to be coming by BMW CEO.

BMW M2 Gran Coupe - Baby Coupe inherits a four door brother and RWD, Direct competitor to the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG. Scott26 shares that there are now firm plans for an M2 Gran Coupe (see post below).
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Yes it is true that BMW are moving the four door ahead especially in regards to lukewarm media reaction of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Klasse and the upcoming Audi A3 Sedan in which both stretch their FWD credentials.

BMW are aiming at the younger customer who craves performance and sporty driving but has other priorities to think about.

The 2 Series Gran Coupe will define in this compact four door segment a unity of performance , individuality and downsized luxury to compliment the BMW 6er Gran Coupe and upcoming BMW 4er Gran Coupe.

And like its larger brethren, there are firm plans for an M2 Gran Coupe.
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That will be my next car if it comes to the US.
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When will we get to see the concept? Can't wait
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I'm seeing confirmation of only the M2 gran coupe. I don't see confirmation of the M2. Is there something in that german article that says otherwise?
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I am now potentially in the market for a new car. BMW you are you own competition. Make it worthwhile (driving wise) to buy a new one over another E46 or other older BMW and you will have at least one customer. Because honestly all I care about is that its brilliant to drive, has decent features, and has good build & material quality.


As for my comments on the render it looks more GT-ish than Gran Coupe like.
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I'm seeing confirmation of only the M2 gran coupe. I don't see confirmation of the M2. Is there something in that german article that says otherwise?
The German article doesn't mention the M2 nor the M2 gran coupe. That's just Scott26's own information he is sharing. The M2 coupe has been confirmed to be coming by BMW CEO.

The article was posted just to show where the render came from.
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Interesting... I'll check back in 3 years when any of this actually comes true.
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Looks like ill be buying an M2GC as soon as it is available.
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No something more concrete from BMW, as of now I don't like the non-official BMW render
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Got a feeling the vehicle that most enthusiasts will identify with will be the 2er coupe, considering the new 4er coupe is polarizing and larger. Will see if the crown moves to the 2er line.
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An M2 Coupe and especially Gran Coupe would be fantastic. But I suppose they won't have the guts to put the same engine with the same power specs as in the new M3 and M4 (rumored to have around 420hp). They will probably use a single-turbo N55 variant with like 335hp, similar to the current 1M but it will be quite fun if the car's weight can be managed.
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Yes, it's coming an M2 Gran Coupe is needed in order to take advantage of compact performance sedans.
There is still going to be a four dr 1er which will be FWD along with a MINI sedan.

But the Gran Coupe will bring that Gran Coupe exclusivity to the compact segment. The advance of compact performance cars is the defining answer in extending the M2 range to accommodate other customer groups along with a conventional M2 Coupe.
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So I can expect the M2 to be a 4 cylinder RWD? What about transmission choice, hopefully a manual. Curb weight?
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BMW M2 Coupe - Successor to the BMW 1 Series M Coupe continues the same formula that made the last car be memorable, no huge competitor in the HP race , four cylinder will bring less weight , which matter most as does more enjoyment and overall feel is considered to be more of a priority than who has the biggest numbers. Already confirmed to be coming by BMW CEO.
Wait so the M2 will have a 4cyl engine and the M235i will have the N55, an engine that can output 435hp with minor modifications...Seems sort of backwards in my mind...surely the M2 should have the same N54 (twin turbo) that the 1M had...no?
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BMW M2 Coupe - Successor to the BMW 1 Series M Coupe continues the same formula that made the last car be memorable, no huge competitor in the HP race , four cylinder will bring less weight , which matter most as does more enjoyment and overall feel is considered to be more of a priority than who has the biggest numbers. Already confirmed to be coming by BMW CEO.
Wait so the M2 will have a 4cyl engine and the M235i will have the N55, an engine that can output 435hp with minor modifications...Seems sort of backwards in my mind...surely the M2 should have the same N54 (twin turbo) that the 1M had...no?
I think the key is the M2 will be lighter and more agile.
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This has to BMW Priority!!!!!!

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I am now potentially in the market for a new car. BMW you are you own competition. Make it worthwhile (driving wise) to buy a new one over another E46 or other older BMW and you will have at least one customer. Because honestly all I care about is that its brilliant to drive, has decent features, and has good build & material quality.


As for my comments on the render it looks more GT-ish than Gran Coupe like.
This is spot on, the current cars are sold on there Idrive, phone apps , black flat displays and variations of wood interiors, I have yet to hear a sales man talk about the DRIVE!

I have an opinion (IMHO) The 7 drives like the 5 and the 6, they are centres of excellent for all areas but not driving.

Here in the UK the Co2 figures are everything, so 90% of UK BMs are underpowered diesel examples, great cars, fuel efficent,BUT SHIT.

Ultimate driving machine, NO!

I have owned 7,6,5,X3,X6,X6M,X5 and M3 all current designs. Only last week took out a 6Grand Coupe 640d Msport, gave the keys back thinking its a sleeker 7, with a compromised comfort for a 6,4 guy.

Lets have the next generation, drivers cars and have the sales guys talking about the' drive ' not the apps you get on the i drive.

I want to change my M3 for 4 door car, love the X5 and X6s but we have one already, so thats leaves ??????????

Come on BMW lets please the accountants and the older BMW drivers with a passion for that drivers edge.
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I think a 360 hp 4-cylinder in a lightweight M2 platform that has the manual transmission built around it like a 7-speed would give us a return to the the BMW roots

At this point, with the M4 and then no more V8, turbo only etc. BMW has the chance to return to the ultimate driving machine

And yes with modern inventions and transmission technology the manual transmission is becoming obsolete but it still is the main connection between man and machine... Who wants to fly a fighter jet in autopliot
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Wait so the M2 will have a 4cyl engine and the M235i will have the N55, an engine that can output 435hp with minor modifications...Seems sort of backwards in my mind...surely the M2 should have the same N54 (twin turbo) that the 1M had...no?
N54 wont pass emissions testing if memory serves. Also thats with a LOT of modifications not just FBO to get 435bhp
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