BMW will unveil the new 2 Series Coupe at the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the UK, on July 8, 2018. The G42 leaked with normal-sized kidney grilles, as is often the case when a world premiere vehicle.
The 2 Series Coupe’s signature lighting is very standard. Additionally, the triangular-shaped plastic elements on the front bumper enhance the car’s appearance. The rear end is not visually striking, with 2022 BMW X3 and X4-like taillight graphics.
The G42 should not differ from the 4 Series in terms of the cabin. Highlights include iDrive touchscreen infotainment and a digital instrument cluster. In addition, 2+2 seating and a 3-spoke steering wheel are also highlights.
The all-new 2 Series Coupe will feature the same six-speed manual as the F22 generation. However, ZF Friedrichshafen will supply the eight-speed automatic. BMW has done the same to the M3 and M4 dual-clutch transmissions.
The European-based automaker will offer the three-cylinder turbo engine. Although it is not clear if the 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine will be returning to the lineup, the 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engine is likely to return. The B58 straight-six will join the M-specific S58 engine for the M2 competition.
BMW already confirmed the M58 sixer with the M240ixDrive, which has 382 horsepower in North America and 368 horsepower (374 PS for Europe) due to stricter emission regulations. The Bavarian firm also confirmed that the M240i would be available with a rear-drive. This is excellent news for purist drivers. However, BMW did not mention whether the M240i will have the six-speed stickshift as standard.