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12th November, 2013
The BMW 2 Series Coupe intends to improve the level of driving pleasure on
offer in BMW's compact model range. The new two-door cuts a new look figure with its body design, and will have a range
of powerful engines and specially configured chassis technology.
There is clear water between the BMW 2 Series Coupe and the BMW 1 Series. This differentiation is recognisable in the
design of the new car, but it also makes its presence felt in terms of performance. As well as a stand alone appearance
and increased dimensions, there is also greater depth to its product substance in terms of both technology and standard
equipment. The result is a new dimension in driving dynamics for BMW's small coupe, highlighted by the “2” in the new
car’s model designation.
Characteristic features of a BMW Coupe
The specific vehicle concept behind the BMW 2 Series Coupe is reflected in its body design. The two-door model is
first and foremost a Coupe from the BMW brand, and the design features that identify such a model – a three-box body with
clearly defined boot and low-slung silhouette, a long bonnet, doors with frameless windows and a roofline flowing
smoothly into the rear end – are carried over into this compact model. The driving characteristics of the BMW 2 Series
Coupe are expressed in the design of the exterior. The 135 kW/184 hp four-cylinder engine in the BMW 220i Coupe is making
its debut in a compact BMW model, and the 240 kW/326 hp six-cylinder in-line engine under the bonnet of the BMW M235i
Coupe earns it top billing as the most powerful petrol-driven member of the BMW M Performance Automobile line-up.
The specific proportions of the BMW 2 Series Coupe are contained within a body measuring 4,432 millimetres in length.
The two-door model is therefore 108 millimetres longer than the BMW 1 Series and 72 millimetres longer than the outgoing
BMW 1 Series Coupe. The new compact Coupe is also 26 millimetres wider than its predecessor (at 1,774 millimetres), and
has a 30-millimetre longer wheelbase (2,690 millimetres) and wider tracks (front: 1,521 millimetres, +41 millimetres;
rear: 1,556 millimetres, +43 millimetres). The vehicle height has been lowered by 5 millimetres to 1,418 millimetres.
These numbers result is an increase in interior space and 20 litres of extra boot capacity (now 390 litres). Added to
which, the BMW 2 Series Coupe also boasts more efficient aerodynamics than the BMW 1 Series, as reflected in a Cd of 0.29
for the BMW 220i Coupe.