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The new BMW 2 Series Coupe and Convertible hit the road in July

Scheduled for launch in July 2017, the BMW 2 Series Coupe and BMW 2 Series Convertible feature sharper front-end styling, LED headlights fitted as standard, further interior upgrades and new connectivity services.

Both models are now fitted as standard with bi-LED headlights. The main headlights can also be specified in adaptive full-LED form as an option, their prominent light graphic strengthening the dynamic and technical impression created by the front end. The familiar twin-circular-headlight look has a hexagonal interpretation prducing a more modern appearance. A larger kidney grille gives a wider look and the outer air intakes in the three-section front end are now larger. The rear end carries single-piece rear lights (LEDs as standard) with hallmark BMW L-shape extending well into the flanks.

The interior features an all-new design for the instrument panel, which emphasises the focus on the driver. The interior has contrasting stitching and high-gloss black surfacing for the center stack and the chrome elements for the control panels in the doors. New cloth or leather seat upholstery variants, interior trim strips in aluminium or fine wood and high-gloss black panels with chrome accents provide even greater scope for individualization.

As well as the standard model, the Coupe and Convertible are available in Luxury Line, Sport Line and M Sport variants, and the line-up also includes a BMW M Performance representative – the BMW M240i/M240i xDrive. Mediterranean Blue, Seaside Blue and Sunset Orange have been added to the selection of exterior paint shades. And the choice of light-alloy wheels has also been expanded to 17 designs in 16, 17 and 18 inch formats.

The Convertible’s electrically operated fabric soft-top offers acoustic comfort when closed thanks to additional insulation. Plus, it can be opened while on the move – at speeds of up to 31 mph.

An extensive line-up of three-, four- and six-cylinder engines are available producing outputs from 136 hp to 340 hp. All the petrol and diesel engines are from the latest BMW EfficientDynamics engine family and feature BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. In addition to a basic concept that is inherently more efficient, all the diesel engines feature new turbocharger technology and enhanced common-rail direct injection systems.

There are nine drive options to choose from for the BMW 2 Series Coupe and eight for the BMW 2 Series Convertible. The various model variants channel their power through either a six-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. The efficient automatic comes as standard in the 220i, 230i, 225d and M240i xDrive Coupe models and 225d and M240i xDrive Convertible. The 225d and M240i xDrive variants of both the Coupe and Convertible link up as standard with the eight-speed Steptronic Sport version of the automatic, which offers a steering wheel-mounted manual shift function.

The BMW M240i/M240i xDrive are the M Performance representatives of the Coupe and Convertible line-ups. Their three-litre straight-six engine with direct injection and M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology develops 340 hp, propelling the BMW M240i xDrive Coupe from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph).

The M240i and 220d variants of the BMW 2 Series Coupe can be ordered either with rear-wheel drive or BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive. BMW 2 Series Convertible customers can specify xDrive for the M240i. The xDrive concept ensures optimum power transfer, enhances driving safety and reduces understeer and oversteer through corners. Sophisticated suspension technology, a low center of gravity, a wide track and almost perfect 50:50 weight distribution all play their part in the BMW 2 Series’ handling properties.

Pricing information was not released.

05/11/17

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