The 2014 BMW 2-Series Coupe and Convertible have been spied undergoing cold weather testing in Northern Europe.

Designed to replace the 1-Series Coupe and Convertible, the 2-Series variants have an evolutionary design which is heavily influenced by the 1-Series hatchback. Despite the similarities, the coupe and convertible could have a unique front fascia with slimmer headlights.

Engine options will likely carryover from the 1-Series, so expect a variety of four-cylinder petrol and diesel power plants. There could also be an M235i variant that features a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine with 320 HP (235 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. Regardless of which engine is selected, it can be paired to a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic. Rear-wheel drive will be standard, but all-wheel drive should be optional.

The 2-Series Coupe is expected to go on sale later this year, while the Convertible will likely follow in early 2014.

Gallery: 2014 BMW 2-Series Coupe & Convertible spied in the snow

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