Introducing the New BMW 2 Series Coupé
It is always a landmark moment in time when BMW introduce a new Coupé, and the latest iteration of the 2 Series Coupé is no different. It is compact, great to look at and will provide driving thrills like no other small 2-door car can.
That is a big statement, but the fact that the 2 Series Coupé retains the classic front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout that BMW cars are famous for means that exceptional driving dynamics are guaranteed.
The case for the 2 Series is bolstered further still by next-generation interior equipment, highly efficient engines and expressive exterior design.
Design and Practicality
Aesthetics are one of the main reasons buyers opt for a coupé, with the sleek lines that only 2-door vehicles can provide executed perfectly by the new 2 Series.
At the front you will find the famous kidney grille, but this time the usual slats are replaced with stylish flaps that open and close automatically for improved aerodynamics or better cooling. From there the broad, confident stance of the 2 Series Coupé becomes ever more apparent, rounded off by the distinctive rear-end design and LED tail lights.
On the practicality front, BMW have perfected the driving position of their cars, and the spacious cabin means it is easy to get comfortable up front, while you can also fit two passengers in the rear. The 390-litre boot is comparable to the one found on the larger 3 Series Saloon, and the load lip has been made as low as possible for easier loading.
Technology and Safety
The 2 Series Coupé has been lavished with game-changing technology. The first advancement you will notice is the BMW Live Cockpit Professional fully digital screen grouping. The 12.3-inch high-resolution screen directly in front of the driver gives you all of the important driving information that you need, including navigation.
A second screen, 10.25 inches in size and mounted in the centre of the dashboard and angled towards the driver, houses all of your infotainment. Equipped with BMW Operating System 7, this touchscreen also gives you access to digital services such as BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, optional BMW Digital Key, real time traffic information, connected music and Remote Software Upgrades.
Driver assistance systems in the 2 Series Coupé include:
- Front collision warning with autonomous emergency braking
- Pedestrian and cyclist detection
- Lane departure warning with lane return
- Active cruise control with Stop&Go function
- 360-degree camera (optional)
Engines and Performance
As standard, the 2 Series Coupé is rear-wheel drive and has an 8-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission. Engine options include two petrol and one diesel.
The entry-level 220i petrol provides anything but entry-level performance, with its 181bhp enough to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 7.5 seconds. This model achieves around 44mpg on average.
One step above is the 220d diesel, which has 187bhp plus a healthy 295lb ft of torque resulting in a 6.9-second 0 to 62mph sprint time. Another benefit of the diesel is fuel economy, which is rated at up to 60.1mpg.
Keen drivers will be pleased to learn that the six-cylinder 2 Series Coupé remains a key part of the model line-up. The M240i xDrive generates 369bhp and - thanks in no small part to the standard-fit all-wheel drive system - hits 62mph from standstill in only 4.3 seconds.
2 Series Coupé Models
- M Aerodynamics package
- 18" Bicolour jet black double-spoke style M light alloy wheels
- M Sport suspension including variable sport steering
- M High-gloss shadowline
- Adaptive LED headlights
- BMW Live Cockpit Professional
- Sport seats for driver and front passenger in Alcantara/Sensatec combination
- Heated front seats
- 3-zone automatic air conditioning
- M leather steering wheel
- M anthracite headliner
- Ambient lighting
Key features in addition to M Sport:
- BMW M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine
- M Sport suspension, differential and brakes as standard
- Intelligent all-wheel drive BMW xDrive
- 19" Bicolour Cerium Grey Double-spoke style 792 M alloy wheels
Test drive the BMW 2 Series Coupé
The 2 Series Coupé raises the bar for compact sportscars in the UK market, with all of the style, technology and thrilling driving dynamics that you would expect from a BMW.
To experience the 2 Series Coupé for yourself, please book a test drive at your nearest Stratstone BMW retailer.