BMW 2 Series Coupe set for March arrival
THE new BMW 2 Series is due here in March.
It's the first time we have seen a compact BMW wear the "2" moniker, as the German luxury marque continues its move toward a new naming convention. Coupes and convertibles will wear even numbers, while sedans and wagons will retain odd figures.
The entry point for the 220i Coupe is $50,500, which develops 135kW of power and 270Nm of peak torque from as low as 1250rpm. This is enough to propel the BMW 220i Coupé from 0-100 kmh in 7.0 seconds with average fuel consumption of 6.0 litres/100km.
The BMW 220d also delivers 135kW from its four-cylinder TwinPower turbo diesel but offers 380Nm of torque, and comes at a $2000 premium over the petrol. It's a miser at the pump, sipping 4.4L/100km while still boasting a 0-100kmh sprint of 7.1 seconds.
For $79,900 you get BMW's most powerful petrol powered M Performance machine, the BMW M235i Coupe.
With an extra 5kW of power over the BMW M135i it replaces, the new M235i develops 240kW and 450Nm of torque enabling a 4.8 second sprint to 100kmh.
All models come standard with the eight-speed sports automatic transmission which includes gear shift paddles and launch control function, and will be available in Australian showrooms from March.
Full specification will be available closer to launch.
According to Phil Horton, managing director for BMW Group Australia, the new 2 Series Coupe is sure to get your heart racing.
"The 2 Series Coupé blends stunning good looks with the kind of incredible dynamic talent that can only be delivered by a rear wheel drive car," he said.
"Add to this the generous specification loaded with the latest in innovative technology, and we are very confident that we have another winner."
BMW 220i Coupé
BMW 220d Coupé
BMW M235i Coupé