This is supposed to be it. The spiritual successor. The last bastion. The 2 Series is meant to preserve BMW’s essence of motoring purity and human-machine synergy. It’s the coupe we should be able to look at amidst a lineup of hulking crossovers and bizarre grilles and know that, despite ample evidence to the contrary, BMW hasn’t lost its soul.
It’s a heavy weight for this small BMW to bear, especially as its name has been purloined by a strange, front-drive based crossover sedan, an existential challenge of sorts we pondered during our drive of the redesigned, proudly rear-drive-based 2022 BMW 2 Series. What a challenge it is: a car that must reach for the future without forsaking the spirit of iconic BMWs past. The result? Success—but that doesn’t mean the 2 Series is the same as before.
For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.