2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe Unveiled
The 2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe has been unveiled ahead of its premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in early 2022 and subsequent release in foreign markets.
The 2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe has been completely revamped to bring it in line with recent BMW models such as the 3 Series and Z4 while maintaining the overall appearance of the old car.
The massive, vertically oriented grilles that adorn the new 4 Series, M3, and M4 are notable by their absence. Instead, the 2 Series has a pair of horizontal ‘kidneys’ with engine-cooling air flaps behind them. A low front apron, wide wheel arches, and swelling rear haunches are all performance-inspired design elements for all models.
The squared-off sports exhaust, bespoke front splitter, color-coded rear spoiler, grey trim pieces, and unique 19-inch M Sport alloy wheels distinguish the sportier M240i.
18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive LED headlights, variable sports steering, and a slew of other optional accessories are included in the M Sport style package.
The standard-fit front sports seats, which are optionally heated and electrically adjustable, are situated low in front of a sports-style multifunction steering wheel and a “driver-focused” dashboard, evoking the range-wide performance connotations.
It will be available in three versions from the launch: the petrol 220i, which has a 2.0-litre turbo-four that produces 184hp and 300Nm, the 220d, which has a mild-hybrid 2.0-liter diesel four that produces 191hp and 400Nm, and the M240i xDrive, which has a 3.0-litre petrol straight-six and four-wheel drive. Until the full-fat M2 Coupé arrives later in 2022, this will be the top of the line with 374hp and 500Nm.
Each model has an eight-speed automatic transmission with launch control and sprint mode. In keeping with its increased handling focus, the M240i includes an electronic rear differential, and its xDrive four-wheel drive system is tuned to deliver a rear bias in typical BMW sports car form. A mid-tier 244hp 230i model with a rear axle differential will be available in summer 2022.
With 34 horsepower more than the preceding M240i, the new range-topper accelerates to 100 kilometers per hour in 4.3 seconds from a standstill and tops out at an electronically limited 155 miles per hour.
The coupé is somewhat larger than its predecessor, at 4,537mm long and 1,838mm wide, but stands 28mm shorter, at 1,390mm tall, with agility and dynamism as major priorities. The wheelbase has been increased by 51mm.
The German automaker is yet to make an official announcement on the new 2 Series Coupe’s arrival in India. BMW India did, however, introduce the 2 Series Gran Coupe to our market earlier this year, as well as the first-generation M2 Competition Coupe in late 2018.