New – When it comes to sports models, the rules of genetics are the same at BMW. The same is true for its 2 Series coupe with rear-wheel drive and in-line six-cylinder engine.
In BMW, The design is upside down. Each model now has its own cosmetic codes. Thus, the next generation of the 2 Series coupe launched in early 2022 is not a compact version of the 4 Series coupe. While the perfect balance of the silhouette always leads to a lack of overhang, Bavarian house designers are looking for new treatments on the front and back sides. Instead of the vertical grille that appeared to be one of the main features of the new styling language of the German automakers, the styling team is returning to a more traditional grille. Admittedly, the double bean exhibits its own interpretation, being refined and flammable, but even more confusing, as it marries new optics and trapezoidal air inlets. Most dynamic forms are based on the hood dome, marked shoulder, sculptural sills, 3D taillights and trunk spoiler.
The new coupe is 4.54 meters long, 105 mm at the wheelbase compared to the previous generation, including 51 mm. The width increases to 64mm, with the front tracks expanding to 54mm (M240i +63mm) and the rear tracks to 31mm (M240i +35mm). Height 1.39 m, 28 mm falls on the roof.
A special personality is required for this 2 series coupe that contains sporty genes. Unlike the Traction 1 series and the X1 and X2 SUVs, the latest coupe is confident in the propulsion architecture that borrows many components from the Series 4. The new model has access to the manufacturer’s best technology: five-link rear axle, direct drive suspension with variable reduction, select drive M suspension with controlled shock absorbers.
The interior does not bother owners of the latest models of the German brand. The stylized theme is similar to other models in the current range. By default, digital instrumentation is based on a 5.1-inch screen, while the infotainment system uses an 8.8-inch screen. Depending on the finishes and models, you can access the 12.3-inch instrumentation panel and the 10.25-inch central screen. The seats are designed for dynamic driving. The activity is not forgotten. The rear seat backrests can be folded according to the 40/20/40 principle and the boot loading sill is lowered by 35mm. Its volume increases by 20 liters to 390 liters.
Three engines will be launched in early 2022: two 4-cylinder petrol and diesel. The 220i delivers 184 hp and has a 220 d 190 hp and is especially low fuel consumption thanks to its 48V light hybridization technology based on an alternator-starter that delivers 11 hp. Consumption is 4.6 l / 100 km, which corresponds to CO emissions.2 134 g / km. The six-cylinder in-line range comes as a surprise. This is the last 3-liter turbo, which delivers 374 hp here, which is 34 hp more than the previous generation. Its performance depends on the level of the athlete. The M240i XDrive with all-wheel drive can reach a top speed of 100 km / h in 4.3 seconds. It gives an idea of what the future M2 will look like.
The 2 Series coupe starts at 41,800 euros (220i) and the M240i xDrive at 59,900 euros.