The BMW 2 Series 2nd Generation is a compact car produced by BMW. The 2 Series has several different body styles. The is a rear-wheel-drive car and convertible related to the BMW 1 Series. It is available as a compact coupe that replaced the 1 Series coupe, or as a drophead coupe model that replaces the 1 Series convertible in the BMW lineup. The 2 Series 2nd Generation currently competes with new models from Audi and Mercedes-Benz, the A3 Sedan and the CLA Class, respectively, until BMW releases its own front wheel drive/all wheel drive compact sedan.