BMW is continuing to restructure its model range by separating coupes and saloons into their own models. We saw it earlier this year with the 3 Series coupe becoming the 4 Series, a trend that was set with the introduction of the 6 series and 5 Series years ago. The new BMW 2 Series will represent the coupe variation of the 1 Series and today it has been revealed to the world.
From launch in March there will be three models on offer; the 220i, 220d and M235i. They will cost from £25,040, £25,865 and £34,250 respectively. Replacing the much loved M135i is the M235i with a turbocharged 3.0 in-line six that can shuttle the coupe from 0-62MPH in 5 seconds in manual guise, or 4.8 seconds with the optional eight-speed automatic gearbox. Total power output for this top model is 321BHP. The new, rather good looking, addition to BMW’s lineup sports a more conservative appearance than its predecessor allowing for a considerably more grown up tone to be conveyed by its body lines. That isn’t to say that its stance isn’t eye catching, I believe the Germans would describe the the new 2 Series as “adequately handsome.”
Two additional engines in the form of a 218d and 225d will join the party in May 2014.