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A line of small cars produced by BMW.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's BMW 2 Series page on 15 June 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The BMW 2 Series is a compact car produced by BMW. The 2-Series has several different body styles. It is available as a compact coupé that replaced the 1 Series coupé, or as a convertible model that replaces the 1 Series convertible in the BMW lineup. There is also a new compact MPV body style, which BMW refers to as an Active Tourer.

The 2-Series Active Tourer mechanicals are unrelated to the coupé and convertible models'. While it shares the 2-series name, it is built on a totally different front wheel drive platform that is shared with the 3rd generation MINI Cooper dubbed UKL1.

The 2-Series currently competes with new models from Audi and Mercedes-Benz, the A3 Sedan and the CLA Class, respectively, until BMW releases its own front wheel drive/ all wheel drive compact sedan.

In June 2015, BMW also released a seven-seater 2 Series Gran Tourer.


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DateArticleAuthor/Source
26 October 2013When It Comes To BMW Coupés, 2 Is Better Than 1 Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
10 September 20142015 BMW 2-Series Convertible - Photos, Specs And Price Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey




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