A prototype for BMW’s next-generation 2-Series coupe has been spotted.
The car is expected in showrooms late next year as a 2022 model, and the advanced stage of these prototypes suggests a debut in the next 12 months is likely. The current 2-Series coupe arrived as a 2014 model and underwent a mid-cycle update for 2018.
2022 BMW 2-Series spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
The good news is that the new coupe won’t go the front-wheel-drive route of other 2-Series members like the 2-Series Gran Coupe and 2-Series Active Tourer. Instead, the sporty two-door will stick with rear-wheel drive (with available all-wheel drive).
The platform is likely a version of BMW’s flexible CLAR design which supports plug-in hybrid and battery-electric powertrains. It’s possible the 2-Series is using the same version of the CLAR platform that underpins the BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra twins.