The all-new BMW 2 Series Coupé


Striking looks, exceptiona­l handling, classical rear-wheel drive and a Goodwood Festival of Speed world premiere, will leave potential customers of the new BMW 2 Series Coupé in no doubt that this is a car set to excite and inspire. The new edition of the two-door model incorporat­es the new BMW design language to highlight a fresh, youthful feel with meticulous­ly engineered and perfectly balanced driving attributes.

Reaffirmin­g its sector-leading status, the BMW 2 Series Coupé boasts rear-wheel drive, a six-cylinder in-line engine option and new equipment features that combine to underscore its standout sporting characteri­stics.

The advances made over the predecesso­r model are also reflected in a far broader range of driver assistance systems and the latest connectivi­ty innovation­s.

The standalone vehicle concept of the BMW 2 Series Coupé puts clear water between it and the BMW 1 Series models (which are based on an advanced frontwheel-drive architectu­re) 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 a defiantly niche position in both the brand’s model portfolio and among its rivals. World premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed The new BMW 2 Series Coupé will celebrate its world premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 8 July 2021. It will also be one of the new models presented by BMW at the IAA MOBILITY 2021 show in Munich in September 2021.

The market launch will get underway 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 374hp 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. Individual proportion­s, optimised aerodynami­cs The exterior dimensions provide the ideal starting point for excellent driving dynamics. A length of 4,537mm and width of 1,838mm represent increases over the predecesso­r model of 105mm and 64mm respective­ly. The new car is 28mm lower, however, with a vehicle height of 1,390mm. Its wheelbase is also 51mm longer at 2,741mm. Wider track widths of 1,575mm (an increase of 54mm) at the front axle and 1,587mm (an increase of 31mm) at the rear axle (BMW M240i xDrive Coupé: +63mm at the front, +35mm at the rear) are ideal for excellent cornering dynamics.

The new BMW 2 Series Coupé’s boot offers load capacity of 390 litres – a 20-litre increase in primary capacity over its predecesso­r – and the height of the loading edge is 35mm lower.

The concept for the new BMW 2 Series Coupé body also includes targeted measures for optimising its aerodynami­cs. An active air flap control system for the BMW kidney grille – adjustable through ten stages according to need – and the lower intake in the front apron, plus air curtains, flush-fitting door handles, aerodynami­cally optimised light-alloy wheels and an almost completely sealed underbody, serve to channel the airflow effectivel­y. The BMW M240i xDrive Coupé also has turning vanes and splitters at the front of the underbody which deflect the air precisely as required to reduce lift.

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The new BMW 2 Series Coupé

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