posted 5 years ago

New BMW 2 Series Coupe

The BMW 2 Series Coupe appeared early this year as a replacement for the 1 series Coupe.

The BMW 2 Series Coupe appeared early this year as a replacement for the 1 series Coupe. It is based on the latest 1 Series hatchback but boasts a much sportier coupe body style. The majority of UK sales will most probably be the 2.0 litre diesel 220d from the engine line up offered.

The car is a desirable coupe in its own right, it has a long and low body with a wide track and stretched wheelbase which give it the sporty coupe proportions. The headlamps are narrower than on the hatch and all models get stylish LED tail-lights. Distinctive vents in the lower bumper channel air over the wheels and around the side of the car, while SE models get 17-inch wheels, front foglights and a chrome kidney grille.

The interior is equally as stylish, it is a well built layout that is familiar from the 1 Series, but the frameless windows and long doors are as you would expect for a coupe. The low-slung seating position is great and there is lots of adjustment for the steering wheel and seat. The build quality is solid and the well laid-out dashboard is excellent. Highlights in the standard kit list include the trademark iDrive infotainment controller, a 6.5-inch display screen, aluminium trim, DAB radio and a multifunction wheel. However there is the option to pay extra for leather seat upholstery and climate control is also an extra upgrade over the standard manual air-conditioning. 

Reports say that traction is superb and the six-speed manual gearbox shifts with typical BMW precision. If you set the standard Drive Performance Control to Sport mode there is a fantastic sharp throttle response, which combines with the 2.0-litre diesel’s punchy nature to make the 220d feel quicker than you would expect. BMW would hope to rival cars such as the Audi TT, Volkswagen Scirocco and the Toyota GT 86 with the BMW 2 Series Coupe. 

BMW have just introduced a new addition to the 2 Series family the BMW 228i Coupe which features a four cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. This model returns an average 42.8mpg and has co2 emissions of 154g/km, it is only available in M Sport and is priced from £28,260. This brings the BMW 2 Series Coupé range up to three petrol and three diesel engines variants.