BMW 2 Series
|BMW 2 Series|
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|Class||Subcompact executive car (C)|
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.
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 UKL1.
The 2 Series currently competes with new models from Audi and Mercedes-Benz, the A3 Sedan and the CLA Class, respectively, until BMW releases its own front wheel drive/all wheel drive compact sedan. In June 2015, BMW also released a seven seater 2 Series Gran Tourer.
First generation (2014–present)
BMW 2 Series Coupé (F22, 2014–present)
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer (F45, 2014–present)
BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer (F46, 2015–present)
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.
- "BMW's 2-Series Gran Tourer - a seven seat premium people carrier". THE IRISH TIMES. 10 February 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
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