BMW has revealed its eagerly awaited 2-series coupé at the Detroit motor show.
Due to go on sale in March, the rear-wheel drive successor to the 1-series
coupé adopts BMW’s new naming system, which sees the German car maker’s
more overtly sporting models receive an even-number model designation,
as seen on the recently introduced 4-series and longer-established 6-series.
trio of 2-series models are planned from the outset of UK sales,
including the expected volume sellers, the £25,040 220i and £25,865 220d. They will be joined by the range topping M235i, priced at £34,250.
The replacement for the highly rated M135i
coupé runs a 321bhp version of BMW’s twin-scroll turbocharged 3.0-litre
in-line six-cylinder petrol engine, giving it a 0-62mph time of 5.0sec
in standard six-speed manual guise or 4.8sec with an optional
eight-speed automatic gearbox.
A further two models, the 218d and 225d, are planned to join the line-up in May.
Thanks to: Autocar