BMW’s new 2 Series two-door, in all its rear-wheel-drive glory, should be revealed soon. Let’s have a guess at how it’ll look…
Revealing new spy photos last week of the upcoming 2021 BMW 2 Series coupe gave fans their first look at the new model, but a number of details were still comprehensively camouflaged.
However, a pair of photos that leaked in April are believed to have completely revealed the new model’s front- and rear styling – although rumours persist that it may be a Chinese 1 Series sedan facelift.
For the sake of forming a starting point, we’ve settled on those photos as indeed previewing the new 2er – and we’ve had our artist friend Theophilus Chin combine all of these into a convincing next-generation 2 Series coupe.
As with the leaked photos, our renders show a pair of heavily stepped headlights set back into a chunky front-end, flanking a more conventional kidney grille rather than the taller nostrils of the new 4 Series.
Our renderings differ from the silver spied car by revealing bumper designs that are more in line with what we’ve seen so far of BMW’s sub-M hero models.
Whether the silver model is a performance-focused M-tuned model remains to be seen, but the presence of an M badge should at least suggest a sports styling pack.
The name of the next M Performance hero in the 2 Series range is still to be revealed, but we can likely expect to see an M240i badge – if not an upgrade to M245i, although this could lead buyers to assume it’s a more potent offering than the larger M340i.
In either case, power should come from the B58 inline-six, with figures around the 260kW mark rumoured. (The same engine offers 285kW in the M340i.)