BMW has implemented a number of styling and equipment changes to its 2 Series coupe and convertible and they are now available in South Africa! Take a look at what has changed…
BMW has hit the refresh button on its 2 Series coupe and convertible products which now feature exterior styling tweaks and upgraded interior features.
New LED headlights and a revised grille and air intakes give the 2 Series a sharper look.
The front-end of the 2 Series has been sharpened for a more dynamic appearance and bi-LED headlights are now fitted as standard across the range with adaptive full-LED headlights offered as an option. The lighting signature now has a hexagonal look. The kidney grille is larger, giving the 2 Series a wider appearance and a sportier demeanor. Larger outer air intakes further enhance the front-end of the 2 Series. At the rear, single-piece, L-shaped LED lights are standard.
The 2 Series coupe and convertible are offered in 3 trim lines including Luxury Line, Sport Line and M Sports. An M Performance model is also offered in the form of the M240i. There are also 3 new colours to choose from and these include Mediterranean Blue, Seaside Blue and Sunset Orange. There are now also 17 light-alloy wheel designs on offer in both 17-inch and 18-inch wheel sizes.
An 8.8-inch touchscreen is now offered with the optional Navigation system Professional.
The design of the instrument cluster is all-new and BMW says it “emphasises the focus on the driver even more clearly and significantly enhances the cockpit’s quality feel”. Contrasting stitching, high-gloss black surfaces and chrome details contribute to a more elegant feel. BMW also offers new cloth and leather upholstery options as well as interior trim strips in aluminium, fine wood or high-gloss black panels with chrome accents.
In the case of the 2 Series cabriolet, the fabric soft-top roof features additional insulation for improved acoustic comfort. The roof can be opened at speeds of up to 50 kph. The load bay capacity for the 2 Series coupe is claimed at 390-litres.
An 8.8-inch touchscreen is offered in conjunction with the optional Navigation system Professional. Apart from touch, the system can be controlled using BMW’s latest generation, standard iDrive operating system Touch Controller or using the voice control system. Buyers can also have an optional inductive charging tray fitted to wirelessly charge your smartphone. A SIM card is fitted as standard to enable connectivity and access to services via BMW ConnectedDrive without linking your smartphone.
Various assistance systems can specified and these include active cruise control with stop & go function, driving assist with lane departure warning and city collision mitigation which applies the brakes at speeds up to 60 kph when an imminent collision with a car, motorcycle or pedestrian is detected.
Engines and transmissions
Power output for the latest 2 Series range from 135 kW to 250 kW.
A range of 4- and 6-cylinder engines are on offer and all the diesel engine now features a new turbocharger technology and improved common-rail direct injection.
A total of 4 engines power the 2 Series coupe while cabriolet employs 3 engines. On the petrol front, there’s a 135 kW / 270 Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol in the 220i coupe and convertible while the 230i in coupe and convertible form is powered by a 185 kW/350 Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine. The range-topping M240i in coupe and convertible form offers 250 kW and 500 Nm of torque from its 6-cylinder, 3.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The only diesel option is the 2.0-litre turbodiesel with 140 kW and 400 Nm and is offered in in the 220d coupe only.
Transmissions include a 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic transmission. The 220i and 230i are fitted with automatic transmissions as standard while the M240i coupe and convertible are fitted with a 8-speed automatic sports transmission with steering-mounted paddle shifters as standard.
BMW 2 Series - Price in South Africa (November 2017)
BMW 220i Sport Line A/T - R512 700
BMW 220i Sport Line sports A/T - R515 100
BMW 220i Luxury Line A/T - R530 100
BMW 220i Luxury Line sports A/T - R532 500
BMW 220i M Sport A/T - R533 900
BMW 220i M Sport sports A/T - R536 300
BMW 230i Sport Line A/T - R556 500
BMW 230i Sport Line sports A/T - R558 900
BMW 230i Luxury Line A/T - R573 900
BMW 230i Luxury Line sports A/T - R576 300
BMW 230i M Sport A/T - R574 500
BMW 230i M Sport sports A/T - R576 900
BMW 220d Sport Line M/T - R530 000
BMW 220d Sport Line A/T - R550 800
BMW 220d Sport Line sports A/T - R553 200
BMW 220d Luxury Line M/T - R547 400
BMW 220d Luxury Line A/T - R568 200
BMW 220d Luxury Line sports A/T - R591 400
BMW 220d M Sport M/T - R551 200
BMW 220d M Sport A/T - R572 000
BMW 220d M Sport sports A/T - R595 200
BMW M240i sports A/T - R693 800
BMW 220i Sport Line A/T - R598 600
BMW 220i Sport Line sports A/T - R601 100
BMW 220i Luxury Line A/T - R613 800
BMW 220i Luxury Line sports A/T - R616 200
BMW 220i M Sport A/T - R613 400
BMW 220i M Sport sports A/T - R615 800
BMW 230i Sport Line A/T - R641 900
BMW 230i Sport Line sports A/T - R644 300
BMW 230i Luxury Line A/T - R657 100
BMW 230i Luxury Line sports A/T - R659 500
BMW 230i M Sport A/T - R653 300
BMW 230i M Sport sports A/T - R655 700
BMW M240i - R779 500
The BMW 2 Series is sold with a 2-year/unlimited km warranty and a 5-year/100 000 km maintenance plan.
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