For customers at the sporty end of the driving spectrum seeking an emotionally rich experience in a premium compact car, the BMW brand’s model line-up will be an obvious first port of call. The new BMW 2-Series Coupé wraps the driving pleasure for which the Bavarian carmaker is renowned in a particularly concentrated package. The new edition of the two-door model excites with dynamic performance that comfortably outstrips that of its predecessor and is vividly expressed by a further example of the new and extremely clear BMW design language at work. A fresh, youthful and extrovert aura is complemented by thoroughly engineered and perfectly balanced driving attributes. With a vehicle concept geared squarely to offering agile and precisely controllable handling in highly dynamic situations, the new BMW 2-Series Coupé sets the sporting benchmark in its segment more emphatically than ever. The 2-Series Coupé underscores its leading position most strikingly with its classical rear-wheel drive, the offer – unmatched by any rival – of a six-cylinder in-line engine, and new equipment features that likewise help to give the car its standout sporting characteristics.
Inside the new BMW 2-Series Coupé, the sense of driving pleasure is fuelled by a modern sports car aura and significantly enhanced premium feel. The driver and front passenger in the standard sport seats enjoy noticeably more space in every respect. The rear compartment offers another two full-size seats with a clear individual seat design. The advances made over the predecessor model are also reflected in a far broader range of driver assistance systems and the latest innovations in the fields of operation and connectivity. The new BMW 2-Series Coupé will be built at the BMW Group’s San Luis Potosí plant in Mexico. Opened in 2019, the production facility – which also makes the new BMW 3-Series Sedan with combustion engine and plug-in hybrid drive system – stands out with its exceptionally efficient and sustainable manufacturing processes. For example, San Luis Potosí is home to the first completely wastewater-free paint shop in the BMW Group’s international production network.
The new BMW 2-Series Coupé celebrates its world premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England on 8 July 2021. This traditionrich motor sport get-together, headlined by spectacular sprints up the hill, provides the ideal stage for the debut appearance of the dynamic and compact newcomer. And the 2-Series Coupé will also be one of the new models presented by BMW at the IAA MOBILITY 2021 show taking place in Munich in September 2021. The market launch will then get underway at the beginning of 2022 with three model variants. Topping the range will be the all-wheel-drive BMW M240i xDrive Coupé from BMW M. This performance-focused model is powered by a 275 kW/374 hp six-cylinder in-line engine. Variants with four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines channelling their power to the road through the rear wheels will also available.
With a six-cylinder in-line engine crowning its engine line-up, the new BMW 2-Series Coupé will unleash a power source with no comparable rival in its class. The performance characteristics, thirst for revs and smoothness of the 3.0-litre engine in the new BMW M240i xDrive Coupé reinforces its claim to unsurpassed sporting prowess in the premium compact segment. The two four-cylinder units powering the new BMW 220i Coupé and new BMW 220d Coupé respectively also represent a compelling proposition with their exceptional blend of efficiency and dynamism. Moreover, sending their engine power to the rear wheels generates driving pleasure of a magnitude beyond any other car in its class but for which BMW is renowned. With its rear-biased set-up, the intelligent all-wheel-drive system of the new BMW M240i xDrive Coupé also delivers a driving experience characteristic of the brand – combined with exceptional traction, directional stability and cornering dynamics.
The latest generation of BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and – in the BMW 220d Coupé – the use of 48V mild-hybrid technology provide instantaneous power delivery and minimise fuel consumption and emissions. Their advanced engine technology and sophisticated exhaust treatment system enable all model variants to meet the Euro 6d emission standard. All of the engines available for the new BMW 2-Series Coupé team up with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission as standard. With its ability to change gear rapidly and additional functions such as Launch Control and Sprint Mode on hand, the result is a highly intense performance experience. Power delivery of rare intensity marks out the engine in the new BMW M240i xDrive Coupé. The flagship model in the 2-Series Coupé range is equipped with the most powerful six-cylinder in-line petrol engine in the BMW engine portfolio. With maximum output of 275 kW/374 hp, the 3.0-litre unit develops 25 kW/34 hp more than the engine in its predecessor. Its peak torque of 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) is on tap across a broad rev range of 1,900 – 5,000 rpm.
Developed using the motor-racing expertise of BMW M GmbH, the engine features an aluminium crankcase with a closed-deck construction and a likewise alloy cylinder head. Internal engine efficiency is increased by weight-optimised pistons and con rods and a crankshaft made from forged steel. Power development and efficiency also benefit from the latest BMW M Twin Power Turbo technology. This comprises twin-scroll turbocharging with indirect charge air cooling integrated into the intake system, High Precision Injection petrol direct injection, plus VALVETRONIC fully variable valve timing and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing for the intake and exhaust sides. With its full power mobilised, the six-cylinder in-line engine accelerates the new BMW M240i xDrive Coupé from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.3 seconds. Combined fuel consumption for the BMW M model in the WLTP test cycle is 8.8 – 8.1 litres per 100 kilometres (32.1 – 34.9 mpg imp), with CO2 emissions coming in at 200 -185 grams per kilometre.
The 2.0-litre engine generates maximum torque of 300 Nm (221 lb-ft), enabling acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.5 seconds. The new BMW 220i Coupé returns average fuel consumption figures of 6.8 – 6.3 litres per 100 kilometres (41.5 – 44.8 mpg imp) with CO2 emissions of 155 – 144 grams per kilometre in the WLTP cycle.
As well as the latest version of BMW TwinPower Turbo technology with twin-scroll turbocharging and High Precision Injection (which sends fuel into the combustion chambers at up to 350 bar), the four-cylinder petrol engine of the new BMW 220i Coupé also has a cylinder head with integrated exhaust manifold. Making its debut in the 135 kW/184 hp unit, this design enables particularly effective exhaust gas cooling, which helps to minimise emissions. The four-cylinder petrol engine also has a split-cooling system for the crankcase.
In summer 2022 the new BMW 230i Coupé will be added to the range. This model variant will also be powered by a four-cylinder petrol engine with the exhaust manifold integrated into the cylinder head. This exceptionally powerful four-cylinder unit produces maximum output of 180 kW/245 hp and peak torque of 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). It will also send its drive to the rear wheels. And the new BMW 230i Coupé can also be ordered with options including an M Sport differential to take the dynamic driving experience to another level still. An ongoing process of development sees the four-cylinder diesel engine in the new BMW 220d Coupé providing a clear upgrade over its predecessor in terms of power and efficiency. The 2.0-litre power unit develops maximum output of 140 kW/190 hp and peak torque of 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). It now features two-stage turbocharging and further developed common rail direct injection. Added to which, mild-hybrid technology supports or eases the burden on the diesel engine, as the situation demands. To this end, a 48V starter generator takes the role of an electric drive system, providing an extra 8 kW/11 hp of power. The new BMW 220d Coupé sprints from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.9 seconds.
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