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SPIED: BMW 2 Series drop-top

2014-05-08 10:12

SPOTTED IN TESTING: BMW will launch its new 2 Series convertible later in 2014. Image: Automedia

Spy photographers have captured BMW’s 2 Series convertible being tested  virtually undisguised.

The 2 Series convertible will be based on the 1 Series hatchback from which it will borrow its technology and engine line-up. As for design language, BMW has promised to make the 2 Series a little sportier.

GALLERY: 2014 BMW 2 Series convertible (Spy)

It will be powered by four-cylinder engines and the line-up will consist of a two-litre petrol engine with 111kW, 132kW or 162kW, and a two-litre turbocharged diesel engine capable of 159kW.

Engines will be mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed auto.

BMW’s xDrive system will be available as an option on the 2 Series. The upcoming BMW 2 Series convertible is set to be unveiled later in 2014.

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