Originally Posted by Fraggy
The same rumors about it being called a for series were swirling around when the e90 was coming out and people thought that he 92 would be called a four Series. As you can see, that didn't work out
Yes but it is going to happen. BMW need to distinguish the FWD 1er models from the RWD 1er models. Hence why the sportier Coupe and Cabrio will be called 2er. In order to provide continuity with the 2er and 6er the 3er Coupe has to become the 4er. It will also provide BMW to extend the profit margins on the Coupe and Cabrio models similar to Audi and it's A5 Coupe and Cabrio.
Maybe if the Spy photographers were not so anticipated on the excitement of "Breaking Dawn" coming out and stayed out later than usual they would snap the Cabrio.