Full specifications for the upcoming BMW 2-series, including the performance M235i, revealed online alongside new spy shots
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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Our Verdict

BMW 2 Series Coupé

The BMW 2 Series Coupé marks a successful return of the 1 Series Coupé. Overall it is a more compelling package than before but can it drive buyers away from the Audi TT and conventional hatchbacks?

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17 May 2013

Very nice looking car, if they make a 4 door version I'd be interested!

And before anyone goes blah blah 3 series 4 door, that's just that little to big.

 

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

17 May 2013

........ it looks like a smaller BMW 3 Series Coupe!! Shock, horror................

17 May 2013

It looks good, and it looks nothing like the 1 series. Well done BMW. I wonder if we will see this front end grafted onto the rather ungainly 1 series soon?

Myk

17 May 2013

Who knew that they could turn the god-awful 1-series in to a good-looking coupe.  Looks like a shrunken 4-series, which is no bad thing, and is much more attractive than the current Coupe.

So, are they going to give us an M235i Cabriolet as well as a Coupe?

17 May 2013

i think this is a rather good looking car! i hope this comes with the engine from the 135, might just pop up on my future shopping list after a couple of years depreciation!

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Myk

17 May 2013

iamnotbritishandthereforeunbiased wrote:

i hope this comes with the engine from the 135, might just pop up on my future shopping list after a couple of years depreciation!

It says above that the car in the photos is the M235i (so the same engine etc as the 135).  You can tell by the wheels and brakes (and the fact that it has an M-sport bodykit).

17 May 2013

Myk wrote:

iamnotbritishandthereforeunbiased wrote:

i hope this comes with the engine from the 135, might just pop up on my future shopping list after a couple of years depreciation!

It says above that the car in the photos is the M235i (so the same engine etc as the 135).  You can tell by the wheels and brakes (and the fact that it has an M-sport bodykit).

thanks myk, an over sight on my part

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17 May 2013

It's the same shape as the old 1-Series coupe, only with the even uglier face from the new 1-Series hatch.

I'd rather not...

Myk

17 May 2013

Ray60 wrote:

It's the same shape as the old 1-Series coupe, only with the even uglier face from the new 1-Series hatch.

Someone seriously needs to go to Specsavers.  It's much more svelte than the current Coupe, thanks to the extra length, and the nose is nothing like the current 1-series hatch.  Seriously, go and have a look at a photo of the current 1-series and have another look at the car above.

17 May 2013

Ray60 wrote:

It's the same shape as the old 1-Series coupe, only with the even uglier face from the new 1-Series hatch.

I'd rather not...

 

Hmmm, you've either not looked at the pics, or you need to see an optician! its not the same shape, and it doesnt have the std 1 series headlights?

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