BMW surprised by revealing pictures of its new 2 Series Coupe, while no one expected it. And here we are talking about a good surprise, because the small coupe further enhances its game, and retains the propulsion geometry, unlike the “mini” models in the BMW catalog.
This, no one saw him coming. Presentations of new models are usually preceded by numerous teasers, advertising videos that hardly reveal the cars themselves. But this time, BMW is surprising everyone, and they’ve dropped pictures of their all-new 2 Series Coupe. The least we can say is that the brand has dared to do new things, both in terms of design and in terms of equipment and performance. For the role of the owner, you have come to the right place.
The new Series 2 Coupé plays this new card, to the point where it’s almost unrecognizable. Aside from the car’s general silhouette, it has nothing to do with the shape it replaces. The vehicle measures 10.5 cm in length by 4.54 meters in length, and expands by 6 centimeters. This is how the Series 2 Coupé gains presence and enhances its game. The look also benefits from this impression, because the style is completely new! Were you part of the Giant Bean Slayer Clan? Do not panic, BMW has chosen a grille of a very reasonable size, with a three-dimensional effect. The headlights, which are smaller, are a little bit whimsical. The rear is more angular than the older generation, and sometimes takes the form of a Supra depending on the configuration. Another major change is the end of the “L” optics, which have been on almost all models of the brand for decades. The lights are now rectangular, and above all in one piece.
Tired of seeing the same interiors in Series 1 and 2? Rest assured, it’s over! The Series 2 Coupé will now be entitled to the Series 4 dashboard, however it is positioned much higher in the range. So perceived quality is a logical leap forward, especially in a small coupe in this segment. Buyers will not be confused, because the presentation remains in the BMW tradition. We have a screen dedicated to digital devices, and a second screen used for entertainment. All very well finished and very clean, even if (miraculously) the air conditioner keeps the physical controls located under the center vents. On the other hand, the basic equipment includes sports seats.
Technically, there are two or three things to say. The chassis of the new Series 2 coupe is derived from that of the Series 4. Let’s say the base is intact, to begin with. At launch, three engines will be presented, including two gasoline engines and … a diesel engine! Yes, madam, you read that correctly. So we will have the choice between a four-cylinder petrol engine with 184 hp, operating as an entry-level, and a 220D version with 190 hp. Both are batches. But the most interesting, while waiting for the best, is undoubtedly the M240i, with a 374-hp 3-liter Line-Six. The latter will also be available only in the xDrive version, providing high performance. The torque of 500 Nm allows it to go from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.3 seconds. Note that this large version is fitted as standard with specific suspensions and a modified braking system. Finally, note that all three are equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The supply of engines should expand over time, and we already know that an M2 version is in the pipeline, and that it should show its way next year. Perhaps this new generation will succumb to the whistles of hybridization … For now, BMW has opened the order books for this second-class coupe, which is available from 41,800 euros without options. All the same counted for nearly €60,000 (€59,900) for the M240i, excluding fines of course.