BMW unveils 2014 2 Series coupe
BMW has revealed images and details on the new BMW 2 Series coupe. The new 2 Series will now fill the void left behind by the outgoing 1 Series coupe and aligns BMW's entry level segment to their new brand philosophy of having only their driver centric coupes, grand coupes and cabriolet body style of cars being denoted by even series numbers. While sedans, estates and grand coupes body styles will fall under the odd numbered series. Yes it is a little confusing.
The new 2 Series will now fill the void left behind by the outgoing 1 Series
The flared wheel arches and smooth lines hint at the spirited handling that the 2 Series promises
The three box design with low slung silhouette is what we have come to expect from BMW, while its flared wheel arches and smooth lines hint at the spirited handling that the 2 Series promises. Rear wheel drive, electronically locking differential, longitudinally mounted engines and a near perfect 50:50 weight distribution hint at a very exciting package. Ticking the M Sport package box will add light alloy wheels, larger brakes, stiffer adaptive suspension and a limited slip differential.
Typical BMW interiors are on offer for the 2 Series Coupe
Boot looks spacious but not generous enough
The coupe will be equipped with a great selection of engines to match its agile chassis and promises to deliver an 'ultra-sporty' driving experience. The pick of the bunch will be the four-cylinder in the 220i Coupe that will make 184PS and the M235i Coupe that will feature a 326PS in-line six-cylinder engine. All the engines can be matched to both a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearboxes.
The three box design with low slung silhouette is what we have come to expect from BMW
BMW claims a 0-100kmph of 5.0 second from the M235i coupe, while the 220i coupe crosses the 100km mark in 7.0 second.