The BMW 2 Series is a subcompact executive car (C-segment) produced by BMW. The 2 Series has several different body styles. It is available as a compact coupé that replaced the 1 Series coupé, or as a convertible model that replaces the 1 Series convertible in the BMW lineup. There is also a new compact MPV body style, which BMW refers to as an Active Tourer.

BMW 2 Series
2014-2018 BMW M235i (F22) coupe (2018-07-30) 01.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerBMW
Production2014–present
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact executive car (C)

The 2 Series Active Tourer mechanicals are unrelated to the coupé and convertible models'. While it shares the 2 Series name, it is built on a totally different front wheel drive platform that is shared with the third generation MINI Cooper, dubbed UKL2.

The 2 Series currently competes with new models from Audi and Mercedes-Benz, the A3 Sedan and the CLA Class. In June 2015, BMW also released a seven seater 2 Series Gran Tourer.[1]

The 2 Series Gran Coupé was introduced in October 2019; it is front wheel drive and related to the F40 1 Series.

First generation (2014–present)Edit

BMW 2 Series Coupé (F22, 2014–present)Edit

 
BMW M235i coupé
 
BMW M235i coupé

The BMW 2 Series Coupé and Cabrio are rear-wheel-drive coupés (F22) and convertibles (F23) related to the BMW 1 Series (F20).

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer (F45, 2014–present)Edit

 
BMW 218i Active Tourer
 
BMW 218i Active Tourer

The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is a compact MPV, built on the front-wheel-drive BMW UKL platform.

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer (F46, 2015–present)Edit

 
BMW 218d Gran Tourer Advantage (Germany)
 
BMW 218d Gran Tourer Advantage (Germany)

The BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer is a long wheelbase, seven seat version, which was released in June 2015. The sixth and seventh seats can be pulled up from the trunk floor.

Second generation (2019–present)Edit

BMW revealed a Gran Coupé variant in October 2019, built on the front-wheel drive BMW UKL platform like the Active Tourer (F45) and Gran Tourer (F46).[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BMW's 2-Series Gran Tourer - a seven seat premium people carrier". THE IRISH TIMES. 10 February 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  2. ^ Capparella, Joey (15 October 2019). "2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe Is BMW's Odd Idea of an Economy Sedan". Car and Driver. Retrieved 15 October 2019.