2022 BMW 2-Series – Rear Wheel Drive For The Win!

The redesigned BMW 4-Series Coupe entered production earlier this month, and now the Bavarian automaker is focusing on the next iteration of the 2-Series Coupe.

Sneak Peek

A prototype was caught undergoing testing in Mexico. Though the car was heavily disguised, it showed a wide grille that goes on par with the curvy headlights BMW got us used to.

Though the grille is covered by camo, the wide lower opening suggests it will ditch the controversial “bucktooth” design of the 4-Series. If that turns out true, fans of BMW will breathe a sigh of relief.

The rest of the car looks fresh, and it seems like it will pack flush-mounted door handles similar to those of the upcoming i4.

The bodywork looks a bit more streamlined, and the side skirts have a more aggressive look.

Unfortunately for fans, the camouflage does an excellent job of hiding the rear end of the car, but we can still spot the dual exhaust system and a smaller rear spoiler. Also, part of the taillights can be observed, but it’s not clear if they will be part of the production units.

BMW mostly kept information about the new 2-Series. Thankfully, we know that it won’t be front-wheel drive like the 2-Series Gran Coupe. The 2022 model will be rear-wheel drive CLAR architecture powered.

Could that mean that BMW finally understood that its fans want rear-wheel-drive sports cars instead of front-wheel-drive?

Engine Options

As for engines, we don’t know too much yet, but it’s believed that a turbocharged 2.0 four-banger engine that produces about 255hp and a de-tuned six-cylinder, 3.0-liter engine might be available.

We expect to see the new 2-Series Coupe introduced next year, but, for the moment we don’t know anything official yet.

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