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 |  Mar 05 2014, 5:31 PM

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BMW has officially revealed its first front-wheel-drive offering at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the all-new 2 Series Active Tourer.

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 |  Feb 14 2014, 1:01 PM

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The family-focused small car from the folks at BMW is going to be officially unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, but for those interested in seeing BMW’s first front-wheel drive vehicle, images and info has already been released. 

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 |  Feb 13 2014, 7:15 PM

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BMW has announced its lineup for the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, which will be headlined by the debut of the new 2 Series Active Tourer.

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 |  Jan 31 2014, 4:30 PM

 

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BMW isn’t interested in competing in the entry-level luxury sedan market, said one of its executives.

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 |  Jan 14 2014, 8:15 AM

BMW-2-Series-First-Look-Main-ArtBMW revealed a pair of fun-loving subcompact coupes at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. The new 2 Series promises to deliver tremendous driving dynamics thanks to traditional Bimmer virtues.

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 |  Jan 13 2014, 1:50 PM

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BMW is trying to elevate the premium sub-compact segment, and its brand-new 2 Series promises to deliver an unparalleled driving experience. Two versions of this exciting new car were on display in-the-steel here at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

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 |  Oct 22 2013, 9:01 AM

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Photos of the upcoming BMW M235i have leaked online following a dealer presentation for the new model.

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 |  Oct 20 2013, 9:01 AM

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BMW has released a teaser video of the car that will succeed the 1 Series, the appropriately named 2 Series.

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 |  Oct 08 2013, 11:03 PM

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The specifications for the BMW 2 Series have been revealed, but unfortunately no photos of the production vehicle have been shared by the German automaker.

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 |  Jun 25 2013, 9:51 AM

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Recently spied testing at the Nürburgring, the BMW 2 Series will make its official debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show according to recent reports.

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 |  May 03 2013, 3:15 PM

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Available at dealerships across America, the BMW 1 Series may soon disappear from our shores.

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 |  May 02 2013, 2:02 PM

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BMW is busy filling gaps in its lineup with the 6 Series, 4 Series and 2 Series, and today AutoGuide’s spy photographers caught the M235i testing at the Nürburgring.

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 |  Feb 15 2013, 7:19 AM

After catching the BMW 2-Series Convertible testing in the snow, our spy photographers caught up with the 2-Series Coupe undergoing some cold weather testing as well.

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 |  Nov 30 2012, 5:32 PM

Just spotted in spy photos, BMW’s new 2 Series convertible crossed paths with AutoGuide’s spy photographers.

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 |  Jul 07 2012, 1:31 PM

While the rest of the world has been enjoying BMW’s M Performance models, America will finally be treated to its first of the new performance machines in 2014 with the debut of the M235i coupe.

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 |  Jun 03 2012, 5:25 PM

It looks like the BMW M7 won’t be the only model appearing in the German automaker’s bright future. Recent trademark filings reveal that BMW might have a few more models in the works.

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 |  Oct 22 2010, 7:50 AM


BMW recently filed for U.S. trademarks for a selection of 2 Series badges, suggesting the German automaker is moving forward with plans to introduce several models between its 1 Series and 3 Series lineup. But not so fast. According to some reasonable speculation by the folks at Car & Driver, the 2 Series badge would actually be given to the next-generation of 1 Series models. Here’s why:

In the coming years BMW is set to introduce numerous new front-drive vehicles based off the same platform. That platform will also be shared with the next-generation MINI Cooper. BMW will also roll out a second generation of its current 1 Series rear-drive models and in a bid to avoid product confusion the front-drivers will get the 1 Series badge while the rear-drive performance models will wear the 2.

Over in Europe BMW currently offers rear-drive 1 Series hatchbacks, while here we get the coupe and convertible only. This plan would have all the hatchback models converted to the front-drive layout and, therefore, remain 1 Series models while the second-generation 1 Series Coupe and Convertible will be offered in rear-drive.

The trademarks filed for include the 228, 230 and 235, which seems to indicate the use of six-cylinder powerplants, however, BMW is likely to offer 4-cylinder units in the near future – most certainly with turbochargers. Possibly even more exciting is the June trademark application for the M2 badge. This model is likely to be the successor to the much-hyped 1 Series M Coupe.

[Source: Car & Driver]