BMW 2 Series Coupe (2014–)

Model History

October 2013

BMW 2 Series revealed

The new BMW 2 Series Coupe is the latest model to join BMW’s extensive range. The two-door coupe raises the bar in the premium compact sector for both driving dynamics and aesthetic appeal.

Model

Price

OTR

Power

Hp

Torque

Nm

0 – 62mph Seconds

Fuel consumption

mpg

CO2 Emissions g/km

BMW 220i SE Coupé

£25,040

184

270

7.0 (7.0)

44.8 (47.1)

148 (139)

BMW 220d SE Coupé

£25,865

184

380

7.2 (7.1)

58.9 (64.2)

125 (117)

BMW M235i Coupé

£34,250

326

450

5.0 (4.8)

34.9 (37.2)

189 (176)

Compared to its predecessor, the new model is 72mm longer and 26mm wider. The wheelbase has grown by 30mm, while the track is wider by 41mm at the front and 43mm at the rear. Cabin space has also increased, with an extra 19mm of front headroom and 21mm of rear legroom. Boot capacity is up by 20litres to 390litres. The boot aperture is also wider than that of the previous model.

Front headroom and rear legroom have increased by 19mm and 21mm respectively compared to the BMW 1 Series Coupé, while several large storage compartments, including the spacious glovebox and door pockets, add practicality. The Easy Entry function of the front seats aids access to the rear of the cabin and the 60:40 split folding rear bench seat helps to make best use of the 2 Series Coupé’s load-carrying potential. A 40:20:40 three-way folding rear bench seat is optional. Dakota leather upholstery is available as an alternative to the standard cloth.

Customers will have the option of choosing between three trim levels in addition to the standard specification. The standard kit count is generous, over and above those of the BMW 1 Series. As well as remote central locking, height adjustment for the driver’s and front passenger seat, BMW Professional radio with 6.5-inch colour display and iDrive controller, six speakers and an AUX-in socket, standard equipment includes the Driving Perfomance Control switch and automatic climate control. A Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone system with a USB socket, DAB radio, BMW Emergency Call, Sport Multi-Function Leather steering wheel and rain-sensing wipers are also fitted as standard.

Over and above the extensive kit of the SE trim, which also includes rear Park Distance Control, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and 17-inch alloy wheels, the Sport trim level adds sports seats and black high-gloss interior trim, as well as exclusive 17-inch alloy wheels. Modern adds part leather upholstery, Dark Pearl interior trim and an exclusive 17-inch alloy wheel design.

Also available from launch is the M Sport model. This model combines bespoke M Sport Suspension (including a 10mm drop in ride height and 18-inch M Sport light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design), M aerodynamic bodystyling and High-gloss Shadowline exterior trim. In addition M aluminium door sill strips, front sports seats, Aluminium Hexagon interior trim, M Sport leather steering wheel and cloth-alcantara upholstery underline the 2 Series Coupé’s sporting nature from the inside. Estoril Blue metallic piant can also be specified with the M Sport trim level. The standard wheels and run flat tyres are 225/40 R18 (front) and 245/35 R18 (rear) and there is no option to reduce wheel size on the MSport

If the M Sport package is specified, customers can also order their car with the M Sport braking system with fixed callipers, four pistons at the front and two at the rear, with larger brake discs. For the most enthusiastic of drivers, the BMW M Performance braking system brings even larger ventilated and riveted discs and callipers painted either red, orange or yellow.

The M235i Coupe is the latest BMW M Performance model. It delivers the most rewarding driving experience of the range, an aerodynamically optimised body design and a powerful six-cylinder engine. The 326PS sports coupé has been tuned by BMW M GmbH to achieve the highest level of driving precision and performance, while also being useable on a day-to-day basis.

The M235i Coupe’s straight-six engine benefits from TwinPower Turbo technology and specific modifications to the cooling system, power management and sound tuning. A twin-scroll turbocharger, High Precision Direct Injection with centrally positioned multi-hole injectors, VALVETRONIC variable valve timing and Double-Vanos variable camshaft control combine to ensure instantaneous power delivery and the free-revving characteristics that are typical of BMW M.

Despite hitting 62mph in just 4.8 seconds, when teamed with the eight-speed Sport automatic gearbox (a six-speed manual comes as standard), the M235i Coupe still returns up to 37.2mpg and emits an impressively low 176g/km of CO2.

May 2014

BMW 228i Series Coupe introduced

It delivers a maximum output of 245PS with peak torque of 350Nm. This enables acceleration from 0-62mph in 5.7 seconds, while the average fuel consumption is 42.8mpg with corresponding CO2 emissions of 154g/km.

Only available in M Sport, the BMW 228i M Sport Coupe costs from £28,260 OTR. This brings the BMW 2 Series Coupe range up to three petrol and three diesel engines variants.

From the summer of 2014, the new eight-speed automatic transmission featuring Proactive Drive is available for models in the BMW 1 Series, 2 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series and 5 Series ranges. On vehicles equipped with satellite navigation, the Proactive Drive system ensures that the moment to shift gears is precisely adapted to the current driving situation. The system works even if the navigation system is not active at that given moment.

September 2014

BMW 220d Coupe launched

With the standard six-speed manual gearbox, the BMW 220d Coupe returns an average fuel consumption of 64.2mpg and a CO2 output of 115g/km. In conjunction with the eight-speed automatic transmission, the corresponding levels improve to 68.9mpg and 107g/km respectively, an improvement of 10g/km over the outgoing engine.

The BMW 220d Coupe will be available from November 2014, priced from £26,865 OTR for a Sport derivative.

Model Power
Hp
Torque
Nm
0-62 mph
seconds
Top Speed
mph
Combined
mpg
CO2 Emissions
g/km
Price
BMW 220d Sport Coupé 190 400 7.1 (7.0) 143 64.2 (68.9) 115 (107) £26,865

March 2015

3-cylinder petrol engine announced for BMW 2 Series Coupe

In the BMW 218i Coupé, a three-cylinder petrol engine is featured for the first time in a rear wheel drive coupe. BMW TwinPower Turbo technology provides a maximum power output of 130hp and a maximum torque of 220Nm. The new BMW 218i Coupé accelerates from zero to 62mph in 8.8 seconds. Prices start from £22,355 OTR.


Additionally, BMW's xDrive, four-wheel drive system, is now available in the BMW 220d Coupé. This not only optimised traction and vehicle stability in all road and weather conditions, but also improves dynamics when taking bends at higher speeds.

Model

Power

Hp

Torque

Nm

0-62 mph

seconds

Top Speed

mph

Combined mpg

CO2 Emissions

g/km

Price OTR

BMW 218i Coupé

136

220

8.8 (8.9)

130

52.3

125

£22,355

BMW 220d xDrive Coupé

190

400

(6.9)

139

62.8

119

£30,065


The 2 Series Coupé is also now available in Luxury trim for an even more premium feel. Luxury specification is recognisable by the Chrome Line exterior trim and the outer air intake surrounds in the same detail. Also included are 18-inch light alloy wheels. Inside, fineline stream high-grade wood interior trims including an Oxide Silver accent strip, leather-wrapped sports steering wheel and Dakota leather trim in a range of colours all feature. Luxury is available for £2,000 over the equivalent SE.

May 2016

M240i replaces M235i

BMW M140i has a zero to 62mph time of 4.6 seconds (automatic). The BMW M240i Coupé performs the same sprint in the same time. The M240i Convertible goes from rest to 62mph in just 4.7 seconds yet at the same time there is a reduction of up to seven per cent in fuel consumption. Official figures for the BMW M140i hatchbacks and M240i Coupé are 36.2mpg (manual) or 39.8mpg (Sports Automatic), with respective CO2 figures of 179g/km and 163g/km. The M240i Convertible is capable of 34.0mpg in manual guise and 38.2mpg as an automatic, while their respective CO2 emissions are 189g/km and 169g/km.

Model

Price
from

OTR

Power
Hp

Torque
Nm

0 – 62mph Seconds

Top Speed Mph

Combined Mpg

CO2 Emissions g/km

BMW M140i

£31,875

340

500

4.8 (4.6)

155*

36.2 (39.8)

179 (163)

BMW M240i Coupé

£35,090

340

500

4.8 (4.6)

155*

36.2 (39.8)

179 (163)

BMW M240i Convertible

£38,535

340

500

4.9 (4.7)

155*

34.0 (38.2)

189 (169)

OTR prices for the BMW M140i starts at £31,875, the BMW M240i Coupé costs £35,090 and the Convertible is listed at £38,535.

May 2016

New 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines introduced

The 2.0-litre engines employ a Twin Scroll turbocharger, direct fuel injection and VALVETRONIC and Double VANOS valve control. They are available in 20i, 25i and 30i outputs, delivering 184hp, 224hp and 252hp respectively. The upgrade can be spotted externally on the 20i by twin exhaust tailpipes.

Model

Price
from

OTR

Power
Hp

Torque
Nm

0 – 62mph Seconds

Top Speed Mph

Combined Mpg

CO2 Emissions g/km

BMW 120i

£23,980

184

290 (270)

7.1

143 (140)

47.1 (48.7)

138 (133)

BMW 125i

£28,610

224

310

6.1

151

47.9

134

BMW 220i

£26,865

184

290 (270)

7.1 (7.2)

146 (143)

47.1 (48.7)

138 (133)

BMW 230i

£29,710

252

350

5.8 (5.6)

155

44.1 (47.9)

147 (134)


Acceleration times with the new engines are trimmed and fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions also fall in many models, in some cases by up to 17g/km, with advantages for Benefit-in-Kind taxation and Vehicle Excise Duty.

An eight-speed Sport Automatic transmission becomes standard for the 125i, while on the BMW 2 Series Coupé and Convertible a 230i takes the place of the former 228i.

Prices start at £26,865 OTR for the BMW 2 Series Coupé and £29,830 OTR for the Convertible.

May 2016

BMW 2 Series gets latest iDrive interface and enhanced connectivity services

Incorporated into the BMW Professional media system, the latest iDrive interface and enhanced connectivity provides a simpler menu navigation requiring fewer clicks to move between key sections such as map view, messages, entertainment and media and an increase in RAM to improve performance. This new system also allows the wireless integration of selected third party applications from a compatible mobile device.

In addition to the already standard Bluetooth connectivity this can be further enhanced by opting for the new Enhanced Bluetooth which alongside the upgraded BMW Professional Navigation system now includes Wireless Charging, WiFi Hotspot preparation and an additional USB socket. The new Enhanced Bluetooth with Wireless Charging is offered as standard on all BMW 6 Series and 7 Series models as well as the M3, M4, X5M and X6M.

Accessing a library of over 30 million tracks available to stream at any time as part of BMW Online Entertainment is now even easier thanks to the new Connected Music feature. This introduces the additional option, when listening to the radio, of recognising the track, artist or album. The listener can then search for and stream other music by that artist or music of the same genre.

January 2017

Spare wheel kits for all BMWs from: http://www.alloywheelsdirect.net/option/bmw_spare_wheel_kits

What does a BMW 2 Series Coupe (2014) cost?

List Price from £26,325
Buy new from £21,591
Contract hire from £218.27 per month