BMW is giving the 2 Series a muscular makeover, bigger footprint and punchier powertrain.
As part of a major overhaul, the second-generation coupe has a more athletic exterior design and roomier interior.
BMW said the engine lineup at its launch will be spearheaded by a high-performance model from BMW's M turning division offering 374 hp from its six-cylinder gasoline engine. In Europe, four-cylinder gasoline and diesel models will be offered.
The car is 105 mm longer, 64 mm wider with a 51 mm longer wheelbase. Its height lowered by 28 mm.
The 2 Series Coupe has its world premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which takes place in the UK from July 8 to July 11.
It will be built at the BMW Group’s San Luis Potosi plant in Mexico. The coupe will have its European market launch at the beginning of next year. U.S. deliveries start in November.
A low front bumper, headlights now pushed to the outer edges of the front end and a new, turbine-style BMW kidney grille give the car a wide, low-slung stance. Flared fenders and a muscular power dome at the center of the hood hint at the vehicle's beefier powertrain.
The redesign eschews BMW's polarizing new "bucktooth" grille design, instead sticking with the more understated original design.