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New BMW 2 Series coupe 2021 leaked! Rear-wheel-drive sports car avoids oversized kidney grille

Is this our first look at the new 2 Series coupe?

The second-generation BMW 2 Series coupe has reportedly been leaked, with a pair of images revealing it won’t go in the same polarising styling direction as its upcoming 4 Series sibling.

Expected to be revealed and launched next year, the new 2 Series coupe will not stray too far from the established formula, according to the images published widely online.

The G42-series 2 Series coupe will adopt a similar look to its F22-series predecessor and therefore miss out on the yet-to-be-revealed G22-series 4 Series coupe’s oversized kidney grille.

In fact, on the G42-series 2 Series coupe, BMW’s kidney grille appears to be only slightly taller and a little bit wider than that of its F22-series predecessor.

The former’s headlights look smaller in size and have more prominently pinched ends, while its front bumper has angular side air intakes and an aggressive splitter.

Looking this G42-series 2 Series coupe’s rear end, it’s likely to be an example of a performance-focused variant. Looking this G42-series 2 Series coupe’s rear end, it’s likely to be an example of a performance-focused variant.

Speaking of which, it’s worth noting the example depicted here is likely of the M Sport variety, as indicated by its enthusiastic body kit.

And looking at the image of this G42-series 2 Series coupe’s rear end, it’s likely to be an example of a performance-focused variant, most likely a M240i, which is expected to feature the M340i’s mid-size car’s 3.0-litre turbo-petrol inline six-cylinder engine.

This is evident by the large trapezoidal exhaust tailpipes and Cerium Grey bootlid badge. Either way, the diffuser seen here stands out alongside the tail-lights that aren’t too far removed from that of the F22-series 2 Series coupe.

As reported, the G42-series 2 Series coupe will retain its F22-series predecessor’s rear-wheel-drive layout, forging its own path instead of following the front/all-wheel-drive F40-Series 1 Series small hatch’s lead.