The German based automaker BMW is planning to rebrand its 1-Series Coupe and Cabrio as the 2-Series, just like the 3-Series Coupe and Cabrio will become the 4-Series.
Even if there is no official word on this for now from the car manufacturer, the guys at carmagazine.co.uk are saying that BMW is currently working on the next 1-Series convertible, which will hit the market in 2014 as a 2-Series. Our source is also saying that the BMW 2-Series F23 will be different from the current one but it’s expected to keep the same engines and transmissions, which might be revised, which means that we will most likely see the 216i (2.0 petrol, 150BHP), the 218i (2.0 petrol, 177BHP), 225i (2.0 petrol, 218BHP) and the 220d (2.0 turbodiesel, 214BHP).
Besides the versions of the 2-Series F23 mentioned above, BMW is also expected to release a powerful M2, which will replace the current 1M Coupe. The future BMW M2 is expected to come with a powertrain which will develop a total output of over 300 HP, being mated to the company’s dual-clutch transmission system. The upcoming 2-Series will also get an xDrive version, which will rival the Audi A3 Quattro and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class 4Matic.