It's official, the next-generation BMW 2 Series coupe will stick with the rear-wheel drive layout.
According to Stuhl, market research has shown 1 Series buyers didn't base their purchase on the drivetrain layout, but this was an important consideration for two-door 2 Series owners.
It won't be the first time the 2 Series name has been used on models using vastly different architectures.
Practically since its inception, the 2 Series range has been split across two vastly different platforms, with the front-wheel drive 2 Series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer placing a premium on space efficiency and passenger comfort, while the rear-wheel drive two-door 2 Series coupe and convertible had a much greater focus on driver enjoyment.
The company recently added the front- and all-wheel drive four-door 2 Series Gran Coupe to the company's lineup.
As we reported last week, BMW won't produce full-blown M variants for models based on a front-wheel drive architecture.