BMW themselves have released an interview with Senior Vice President BMW Group Design Adrian Van Hooydonk primarily about the new F20 1 Series. It’s an interview unfortunately with BMW’s terrible 1 Series European marketing wrapped around it but it’s interesting nonetheless.
While we’re warming to the new F20 we’re still not convinced it’s as successful as the new F30 3 Series in overall execution. Perhaps it doesn’t matter all that much since our US readers will never get a chance to see the car on US roads. But what about the coupe and convertible?
Our sources have told us that the coupe and convertible will be called a 2 Series and will have some unique front styling that will set it apart from it’s 1 Series brethren. While the overall shape will be similar upfront, the headlights reportedly will be tweaked for a sportier appearance. Inside we expect the interior to be carried over largely unchanged – a good thing in our minds.
Look for the F22 Coupe to debut in late 2012 and the F23 Convertible the following spring or summer of 2013.
Source: http://www.bimmerfile.com/2011/11/19/in ... -hooydonk/