Originally Posted by SCOTT26
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.
Is there any indication that you can give on launch dates for the 2er Coupe, will this be late 2012 (Paris, 1 year after 5 door hatch) or early in 2013? Am a bit worried that the 4er Coupe is being prioritised (mules spotted but no 2er mules been spotted - is this again due to the photographers focussing to much on Twilight or are they just not out there?) over the 2er...