Senin, 13 Januari 2014

NAIAS 2014 Highlights: 2014 BMW 2-Series

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.

A 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

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