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Old 05-01-2021, 05:52 PM   #1
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The upcoming new 2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe has been spied testing once again, wearing far less camouflage than ever before.

In this new photo, posted to enthusiast site decoches, the 2er is shown in what could be BMW's Twilight Purple (which, incidentally, looks incredible on the new M3).

Apart from showing off its paintwork, this new photo also reveals the best look yet at the hot coupe's body lines.

Big, box-flared guards are perhaps the standout feature here, running right through the front quarter and into the door, before blowing out again at the rear.

Other highlights visible here include a subtle bonnet bulge and what could be a longer roofline for better second-row comfort – and perhaps a longer wheelbase to go with it.

Watch for more on the new 2er to come in the weeks and months ahead, and catch up on our 2 Series and M2 coverage below.

BMW M2 spied by decoches.blogspot.com

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March 21: Our snappers have caught the next-generation BMW M2 sports car in the wild, wearing heavy camouflage and showing off its drift skills.

Images were first snapped of the new M2 undergoing winter testing around an ice track in Sweden, though it’s now also been seen hitting the local streets around the BMW factory in Munich, Germany.

Sadly, BMW has actually done a bang-up job at hiding the 2022 M2’s design with the camouflage.



Of course, it gets a set of pumped wheel guards hiding large M Sport wheels, though the most encouraging design feature we can see is the more traditional BMW kidney grille.

It seems not to have followed in its buck-toothed M4 brethren’s footsteps.

Our first glimpse of the standard 2 Series showed an interesting departure from BMW’s current styling, especially at the rear end.



Next-gen standard 2 Series was first seen last year.

Fingers crossed this full-bottle M version amps up the aggressiveness with sports front and rear bumpers, as well as a bulging bonnet.

It’s very early to say – and BMW has said nothing on the matter – but we wouldn’t be surprised if M Division swapped out the 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six of old and used a tuned-up version of the M135i’s 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder instead.



Further suggestions floated online give the next-gen M2 a de-tuned version of the current M3’s 3.0-litre twin-turbo inline six-cylinder, as was the arrangement in the previous M2 Competition.

No doubt performance buffs will be holding out for the latter, though it’s too early to say what’ll eventually feature under the bonnet.



Unlike the BMW M3 and M4 twins, the next-gen BMW M2 is unlikely to go all-wheel-drive, instead retaining its rear-drive layout.

The new BMW 2 Series is expected to be revealed towards the end of 2021 – making this M2 likely to debut in 2022 – and this, a very early sneak peek at what to expect.
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Old 05-01-2021, 06:21 PM   #2
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It's exciting. The front I mean.
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Old 05-02-2021, 08:30 AM   #3
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Old 05-02-2021, 09:06 AM   #4
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Will need to see the finished product to comment on the shape.
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Hopefully no beaver teeth.
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Old 05-02-2021, 08:07 PM   #6
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I'm thinking it's got the chippy front end.
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Old 05-03-2021, 12:01 PM   #7
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Looking thicc as hell
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Old 05-03-2021, 12:05 PM   #8
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I am sure it will have the M3/M4 front grill design. Which I have seen in person and was not as bad in person as it is in pictures, but still a little much for me. I have to say I usually don't like 4 door sedans vs 2 door but the M3 was the better looking vehicle to me than the M4.
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Old 05-03-2021, 02:54 PM   #9
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Old 05-03-2021, 03:28 PM   #10
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It looks like the M2 has a hole right where the center of vertical for the beaver teeth would be, so I'm holding out hope it's not ruined.
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Old 05-03-2021, 04:10 PM   #11
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I am sure it will have the M3/M4 front grill design. Which I have seen in person and was not as bad in person as it is in pictures, but still a little much for me. I have to say I usually don't like 4 door sedans vs 2 door but the M3 was the better looking vehicle to me than the M4.
The M4 looks just as bad IRL as any other bimmer does with that retardedly large bucktooth grill...

Also, I [email protected] USA's website. They try so hard to only show rear and side profile pics. It's obvious they KNOW the thing is ugly as sin.

Here's to hoping JP is right.
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Old 05-04-2021, 10:18 AM   #12
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It looks like the M2 has a hole right where the center of vertical for the beaver teeth would be, so I'm holding out hope it's not ruined.
I think you're right and I would hope that they leave this un beavered as it might be the last great M car
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Eye of the beholder and all i guess. Just saw a 4 in white with the new big grill and I thought it looked far better in person, i could even venture to say it looked good. Everybody has varying taste, of course. When i saw that white one i changed my tune. I was shocked that i thought it looked good.
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Old 05-04-2021, 08:39 PM   #14
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Yeah I would go as far to say the G80 M3 is pretty hot looking in person but I do think some colors show better than others. It has a lot more presence than last gen which was attractive but kind of blended in.
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I dunno why, but I really like Brooklyn Grey with the grill and prefer it with the grill. Looks all crazy and battleshippy.

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I dunno why, but I really like Brooklyn Grey with the grill and prefer it with the grill. Looks all crazy and battleshippy.

where’s the car? All I see is a badge.
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I dunno why, but I really like Brooklyn Grey with the grill and prefer it with the grill. Looks all crazy and battleshippy.

The euro style front plate does A LOT to break up the beaver teeth.
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It has a lot more presence than last gen which was attractive but kind of blended in.
Yeah... that ugly assed predator grill on lexus had a lot of "presence" when it first dropped, too. They toned it down a bit, so it's better... but it's still ugly as far as grills go. This is no different. "Standing out" in-and-of-itself isn't a positive thing.
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beaver teeth.... oh man... it is soooo bad.
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Yeah... that ugly assed predator grill on lexus had a lot of "presence" when it first dropped, too. They toned it down a bit, so it's better... but it's still ugly as far as grills go. This is no different. "Standing out" in-and-of-itself isn't a positive thing.
I've grown to like the Lexus grill as it looks better in person although it looks better on some vehicles than others. Audi's front grilles now take up nearly the entire front end so maybe I'm just numb to it in an age where plenty of vehicles have massive grilles.
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Thanks to the BMW M2 and its limited CS counterpart, we're very interested to see if the next 2 Series can live up to the expectations of the current model. The styling of the new model is expected to be a fairly bold departure from the norm, but it's the car's performance that we're really interested in. High-speed testing began last year, but our most recent sighting of the car was on a California highway earlier in 2021, suggesting that development was almost complete. Now, BMW has confirmed that the car is almost ready and is undergoing the last few tweaks ahead of production, which is scheduled to begin later in the summer of 2021. The German automaker has also confirmed a number of details about the new RWD coupe.

Along with the news of when production will start, BMW has also told us which models we can expect first. The rear-wheel-drive 230i will launch first alongside the xDrive all-wheel-drive version of the M240i. the xDrive and rear-wheel-drive versions of the 230i and M240i respectively will follow thereafter, with more details to be released as production gets underway.

For now, we can confirm that the new model will be slightly larger but should be better to drive, thanks to increased camber at the front and better rigidity. BMW says that torsional rigidity has been increased by around 12 percent compared to the current model, while stiffer support bearings on the front axle are claimed to improve feel and wider tracks improve agility. Simultaneously, new shock absorbers will make the car more comfortable.

We can also let you know what power the M240i models will offer: the 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six known as the B58 has been tuned to deliver 374 horsepower with 367 lb-ft of torque, which means that it will provide 19 hp more than its predecessor and just 31 horses fewer than the current M2 Competition. An eight-speed automatic will be standard, but don't expect a manual to be offered until the new M2 arrives. What you can expect is a new adaptive mode for the suspension, steering, and engine that will tailor the characteristics of each to your driving style in real time. Hopefully, these electronic aids will make this the best 2 Series yet.
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Old 07-05-2021, 07:35 AM   #22
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The image was posted to Instagram by spy photographer @wilcoblok over the weekend, with the tagline: “Is this the new BMW 2 Series coupe?? Leaked? Or render?”
It comes a few days before the new BMW 2 Series’ official global launch this Thursday (July 8), and unlike the front-drive four-door BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe, with which it shares its name and general size, the BMW 2 Series Coupe will retain its ‘purist’ rear-drive layout.

And if the images are legitimate – and they appear to marry with recent spy photos – it suggests BMW’s next-generation compact coupe will retain its sporty, low-slung proportions housing turbocharged petrol engines driving the rear wheels, although some models will be offered with AWD.

The slight blurring suggests it’s a screenshot nabbed from a BMW promotional video and, given the ground-hugging body kit in evidence, it may be the flagship M240i model – at least until the next-generation M2 flagship rocks along.
Showing off a more conventional – and smaller – twin kidney grille than the controversial BMW 4 Series, the overall proportions of the next BMW 2 Series appear to echo those of its predecessor with a long bonnet, short boot and an aggressive overall stance.

There are also bold triangular shapes etched into the lower bumper below the reprofiled headlight clusters.

Expect a similarly bold rear-end treatment with new LED tail-lights and a sporty rear diffuser, along with significant interior changes. Bigger, higher-resolution LCD screens will be in evidence in the cabin, along with the brand’s latest iDrive 8 operating system.

The 2022 BMW M240i will be powered by a 3.0-litre turbo-petrol inline six-cylinder engine that could pump out up to 285kW and 500Nm. The engine hooks up with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission sending power to all four wheels (with a rear bias) for what will be a very rapid vehicle with 0-100km/h acceleration in just 4.5 seconds.

Top speed will be 250km/h for the new German sports car, which will bring 50/50 front/rear weight distribution. BMW says the new model will deliver improved handling thanks in part to a 12 per cent stiffer body and a wider track.

There’s even talk of a flat underbody for the new model, which along with the new body work and a more aerodynamic front-end are claimed to improve downforce over the front axle by up to 50 per cent compared to its predecessor.
M240i models will even allow for a bit of tomfoolery, with an electronically locking rear differential that will deliver “easily controllable drift manoeuvres”.
Other models expected to be offered in the new BMW 2 Series range include 220i, 225i and 230i turbo-petrol variants and a 220d turbo-diesel version of the sporty BMW.

BMW Australia hasn’t confirmed which engine types and models will be offered locally but given the current all-petrol range, a diesel is unlikely here. Instead, the 220i, 240i and M2 models are likely.

Expect to see the new models arrive in Australia either late this year or early 2022 after it launches in Europe in the next couple of months.
The scorching next-gen version of the track-ready BMW M2 will follow after it break covers in late 2022, packing a 300kW-plus wallop from its turbo-petrol inline six, and plenty of go-fast tech besides.
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Old 07-05-2021, 08:36 AM   #23
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Yeah, no surprise. It looks just like the car, in the elevator, spied over a year ago. I think the chief designer that did these new BMW's has already departed a couple of years ago.

FYI-All 2 Series, except the M2, lose the manual. Damn shame really.
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No ugly ass be ever teeth is a nice surprise. I can’t recall - are these made in Mexico now?
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No ugly ass be ever teeth is a nice surprise. I can’t recall - are these made in Mexico now?
Correct. The 2er will be built in Mexico.

As for the bunny teeth models, I have seen the new M3 in Brooklyn Grey and Isle of Man Green and it looks pretty good actually. Sao Paulo Yellow and White, not so much.
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