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Full specifications for the upcoming BMW 2-series, including the performance M235i, revealed online alongside new spy shots
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10 October 2013

Specifications for the BMW 2-series coupé have been leaked online.

Three models in the range - the 220i coupé, 220d coupé and the M235i coupé have all had full technical details published on an internet forum. 

The 220d coupé will be powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine producing 181bhp and 280lb ft of torque. BMW says the car can cover a 0-62mph sprint in 7.1 seconds (7.2 seconds for the automatic version), while top speed is 143mph. The 220d promises 63mpg on a combined cycle, and has CO2 emissions of 119g/km. Its kerb weight is 1375kg.

The 220i coupé puts out the same 181bhp as the diesel variant, but is powered by a 2.0-litre twin-turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing slightly less torque, at 199lb ft. The 220i has a slightly higher top speed of 146mph, and posts a faster 0-62mph time of 7.0 seconds. BMW says this variant is capable of 46mpg on a combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 142g/km.

With an engine output of 322bhp from its 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder turbocharged engine, the M235i is the most powerful variant in the range to be revealed so far. It also produces the most torque, at 332lb ft, and has the fastest 0-62mph sprint time and top speed, at 5.0 seconds and 155mph respectively. As you'd expect, the M235i is also the least green of the range, capable of just 35mpg on a combined cycle and with CO2 emissions of 189g/km.

The car was caught practically undisguised just a few months ago.

BMW's 2-series nameplate will be used for replacements for today’s 1-series coupé and cabriolet models. This move, similar to the renaming of the 3-series coupé and cabriolet models as 4-series for their next generation, is part of BMW’s plans to provide greater differentiation between saloons, estates and hatchbacks and their coupé and cabriolet siblings 

The 2-series coupé and fabric-roofed cabriolet, codenamed F22 and F23 respectively, have been extensively re-engineered in a move that sees them grow incrementally in size over their predecessors, providing them with increased levels of interior accommodation and luggage capacity together with improved safety credentials.

Latest spy pictures reveal that the coupé retains the almost two-door saloon styling of the 1-series coupé, but with a more rakish profile. 

Nods to both the 1-series and the 4-series are visible in the 2-series' design: the double kidney grille and the lights are not as narrow and slender as the 4, but the car’s overall proportions give a lower, sleeker effect than the 1-series’ proportions.

The 2-series' wheelbase is 30mm longer than its 1-series predecessor; supporting front and rear tracks that have been extended by a significant 55mm and 60mm respectively. The new car has also been engineered to support both standard rear- and optional four-wheel drive, as with the latest 1-series hatchback

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Maxecat 12 October 2013

199lb ft torque is slightly less than 280 lb ft???

I love how journalists can write articles without engaging their brain first or getting someone else to check their wording.
The diesel version is quoted as being slightly slower, 143 mph versus 146, than the 2.0 litre twin turbo petrol. So far fine.
We are also told the diesel is slightly slower 0 to 62 mph, 7.0 secs for the petrol and 7.1 seconds for the diesel, again fine.
Then we are told the petrol version has slightly less torque, 199 lb ft compared to 280 lb ft, for the diesel ???
On that basis the M325i's 322 hp is only slightly more than the 181hp of either 2.0 litre engine.

david RS 11 October 2013

Good looking : no, remake a

Good looking : no, remake a E36 or E46 coupé...

Peter Cavellini 11 October 2013

Another BMW......?

Yep!, and a good looking one at that,looks nicely proportioned.

Winston ChurchiIl 11 October 2013

Peter Cavellini wrote: Yep!,

Peter Cavellini wrote:

Yep!, and a good looking one at that,looks nicely proportioned.

Disagree. It looks ugly.

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