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2021 BMW 2 Series Coupe spied

Want a small rear-wheel drive BMW? The upcoming 2 Series coupe is hoping to tempt you away from your cash.

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The next-generation BMW 2 Series coupe has been spotted undergoing testing in Mexico, where it will produced alongside the 3 Series.

This prototype is clad from head to tail in camouflage, and is fitted some false body panels underneath.

The wide grille opening, the headlights and tail-lights, and the shape of the boot lid lend some credence to the alleged leak from April this year.

Like the upcoming 2 Series Active Tourer and other recent BMW prototypes, the new 2 Series coupe is fitted with lift up door handles.

2021 BMW 2 Series Coupe spied

While the latest 1 Series hatch and 2 Series Gran Coupe use a front- and all-wheel drive platform shared with Mini, the new 2 Series coupe is thought to be based on a cut-down version of the rear-wheel drive CLAR architecture used by the larger 3 Series.

This will likely mean there’s a follow up to the current M2, which is powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder engine with 272kW and 465Nm.

A twin-turbo version of the six-pot with 331kW and 550Nm is used in the M2 CS.

By way of comparison, the current range-topping M135i xDrive hatch and M235i xDrive Gran Coupe models are equipped with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo making 225kW and 450Nm.

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Derek Fung
Derek Fung

Derek Fung would love to tell you about his multiple degrees, but he's too busy writing up some news right now. In his spare time Derek loves chasing automotive rabbits down the hole. Based in New York, New York, Derek loves to travel and is very much a window not an aisle person.

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