BMW introduce changes for 2-Series Coupe
German luxury car manufacturing giant BMW has added an entry-level powerplant, which has a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, to the 2-Series Coupe. This is not the only change that BMW has instigated to its smallest coupe, as the 220d now has the option of four-wheel drive and an all-new luxury trim level. A member of the company's three-cylinder family, the 218i Coupe will feature the TwinPower turbo system, which delivers 136hp and 220Nm of torque. The performance data released by BMW looks pretty impressive, with 0-62mph achieved in 8.8 seconds. The 218i's top speed is 130mph and it is also pretty economical, with the figures claiming 52.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 125g/km. This model is priced from £22,355.
The luxury trim level is an optional extra and will cost £2,000 more than the 2-Series SE. For this the owner gets more chrome body trim and 18-inch alloys. Inside the cabin is some very classy high-grade wood trimming and the inclusion of an Oxide Silver accent strip. Other features include a leather steering wheel and Dakota leather seating, which comes in a range of colours.
BMW clients can now order the 2-Series 200d xDrive Coupe with four-wheel drive. This model is only available with automatic transmission and has been designed to give top-quality traction. The acceleration is an improvement over the two-wheel drive and the maximum speed is 139mph. CO2 emissions are 119g/km and BMW says that the 220d will return a commendable 62.8mpg.