BMW has launched the new edition of the 2 Series Coupé. The new car boasts rear-wheel drive, a six-cylinder in-line engine option and borrows extensively from the technology used in the BMW 3 Series and BMW 4 Series. As a result, the new BMW 2 Series Coupé occupies what the company calls a “defiantly niche position” in both the brand’s model portfolio and among its rivals.
The market launch will get under way at the beginning of 2022 with three model variants initially available. Topping the range will be the all-wheel-drive BMW M240i xDrive Coupé, which is powered by a 379 bhp six-cylinder in-line engine, while customers will also be able to choose from four-cylinder petrol and diesel versions in the standard M Sport specification.
The new BMW 2 Series Coupé will be built at the BMW Group’s San Luis Potosí plant in Mexico.
The flagship model in the 2 Series Coupé range is equipped with the most powerful six-cylinder in-line petrol engine in the core BMW brand engine portfolio. Producing 379 bhp, the 3.0-litre unit develops 34 bhp more than the engine in its predecessor. The BMW M240i xDrive Coupé accelerates from 0 to 62mph in only 4.3 seconds.
The enhanced 2.0-litre power unit in the new BMW 220d Coupé develops 193 bhp and peak torque of 295 ft lb. It now features two-stage turbocharging and further developed common rail direct injection. Mild-hybrid technology supports the diesel engine. A 48V starter generator takes the role of an electric drive system, providing an extra 11 bhp of power. This electric boost enhances dynamic response when accelerating off the line and overtaking. The BMW 220d Coupé sprints from 0-62mph in 6.9 seconds.