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Leaked: Could this be the all-new G42 BMW 2 Series Coupe?

Shaun · Apr 27, 2020 12:06 PM

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Seen here is allegedly the next generation G42 BMW 2 Series Coupe. Bimmer Today believes this is a 1:1 prototype model taken at BMW Group Research and Innovation Center FIZ in Munich.

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Let’s refresh our memories with BMW’s entry lineup; the F52 BMW 1 Series Sedan that is only sold in China and Mexico, the F40 BMW 1 Series hatchback, and the F44 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe that is based on the F40 1 Series hatchback. There are also the 2 Series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer, which are no longer on sale in Malaysia. 

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Yes, it can be a little confusing but bear with us. What they all have in common is that they are front-wheel drive (FWD) models. And this G42 BMW 2 Series Coupe is aimed at enthusiasts as it is a rear-wheel drive (RWD) model.

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Does the rear remind you of the Proton Persona?

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Engine options will likely include the B48 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine as well as the B58 3.0-litre turbocharged 6-cylinder engine. The latter is expected to be badged as the M240i; the 340 PS/450 Nm tune seen in the recently launched BMW 840i GC and BMW X6 is a probable candidate here.

The all-new G42 BMW 2 Series Coupe is rumoured to debut in the second half of 2021 and the next generation M2 in 2022.

Photo source: Bimmer Today

Shaun

Senior Writer

The quest for automotive knowledge began as soon as the earliest memories. Various sources information, even questionable ones, have been explored including video games, television, magazines, or even internet forums. Still stuck in that rabbit hole.

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