New BMW 2 series Coupé 2021, compact but powerful

New BMW 2 series Coupé 2021, compact but powerful

The new BMW 2 series Coupé 2021 maintains the DNA of its predecessors, but with many changes and its own personality. It has a higher torsional stiffness than its predecessor and more advanced electronics.

The second generation of the BMW 2-series Coupé is already in the process of being launched, with its compact 4-seater format, rear-wheel drive (front in the predecessor 2-series grand coupé) and longitudinal engine . The model started life as a Series 1 Coupé in 2007 and was replaced by a Series 2 Coupé in 2013. Know more about vw volkswagen t5 ne shitje.

Now it shares the platform of the Series 3 with some modifications of the Series 4 chassis , and for this reason it can almost be said that it is more of a Series 3 than a Series 2. Its measurements have been modified, growing in length by 11 cm and in width in 6.5 cm ( logically increasing its track width), being also 2.8 cm lower than the previous generation.

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 Sharper and more dynamic exterior design

Manufactured at the Mexican plant in San Luis de Potosí, this new Series 2 Coupé has been inspired in terms of design by the previous generation, although with major, highly visible remodeling such as its new, sharper Full-LED headlights , a more concave side view with very muscular wheel arches and very prominent heel pads . It retains a smaller proportion of the trunk in proportion to the passenger compartment and the hood, with flush door opening handles.

The front view is dominated by the well-known BMW kidneys, but widened, with a newly designed bumper that incorporates variable-size air intakes depending on the version with a black background.

At the rear , a new Mini-deflector carved into the trunk lid has also been mounted , in addition to new three-dimensional LED pilot lights. The new circular double exhausts are striking, very spectacular in the sportier M240i xDrive variant.

As for the rims, new 17” alloy wheels with 225/50 R17 tires are fitted as standard, optionally they can be 18” (235/40 R18). The M249i xDrive comes standard with 19” wheels with 225/40 front and 255/35 rear tires, with a 20” option.

A much larger interior

The improvement in habitability is remarkable thanks to its new dimensions, and especially in the rear seats that are foldable 40:20:40, although with a trunk that repeats the previous capacity of 390 liters, but improving the load threshold.

The dashboard generally maintains the design with a fully digitized 5.1” instrument panel as standard, which can be optionally ordered up to 12.3”, including “Live Cockpit Professional”. The central screen of the iDrive maintains its size of 10.25” with a very high position. It replaces practically all physical controls, being touch, gesture and voice , compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and incorporating “car to car” services for traffic data management in navigation.

The new standard seats are sporty with mixed textile and polyester upholstery (alcantara and Sensatec in the M240i xDrive), although they can be ordered in genuine nappa leather as an option, as well as more sporty, heated and with electrical adjustment (the signature of M Sport).

All chassis points perfectly optimized

The front aerodynamics have been redesigned to generate a 50% decreased lift force , combined with a 12% stiffer chassis to achieve greater poise that is enhanced by its pseudo-McPherson strut front axle suspension with independent lower arms and classic rear suspensions. multilink axle.

Damping can be normal as standard and optionally M Sport (lowered) or even variable adaptive M (standard on the M240i xDrive) and also contains 2 extra front reinforcement arms and a limited-slip rear differential.

To all this is added a very specific and reinforced brake system , which as an option (M Sport) can have 4-piston fixed front calipers.

A normal fixed gear ratio steering has also been mounted as standard , which can optionally become the variable sports one if the buyer so wishes.

Three highly dynamic drive variants

The propulsion variants offered so far by the brand are three, two gasoline and one diesel , all of them “Twin Power” (double entry turbo) and direct injection .

  • 184 hp 220i petrol , 2 liters and 4 cylinders, from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds, 236 km/h top speed and consumption of 6.3 to 6.8 litres/100 km.
  • 374 hp 240i xDrive gasoline and all-wheel drive, 3 liters and 6 cylinders, from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds, 250 km/h self-limited top speed and consumption between 8.1 and 8.8 liters /100 km.
  • 190 hp 220d diesel with 48-volt “Mild Hybrid” hybridization system and 41 mkg of maximum torque. From 0 to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds, 237 km/h top speed and consumption between 4.7 and 5.1 litres/100 km – CO2 emissions from 122 to 132 g/km.

The arrival of the M2 Coupé variant is expected later, which will have an engine similar to that of the M3 and M4, although lowered on powers of 420/430 CV.

All variants have the automatic transmission Steptronic by torque converter with 8 relations , although the M240i xDrive has the sport version of said change with “Launch Control” and “Sprint” functions.

The diesel version has some characteristics that make it very attractive: a 48V micro-hybridization system that results in lower consumption , it can wear the DGT “ECO” badge (the gasoline ones are labeled “C”) and it has a torque close to that of the 6-cylinder M240i xDrive variant and, of course, greater than that of the 220i petrol variant.

According to BMW, this new 2 Series Coupé will reach the sales networks of the European market in the first month of 2022 , with the following PVP that the brand has already anticipated for Spain:

M240i xDrive€67,492
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