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All new BMW 2 series coupe

BMW announces the introduction of an entirely new model series with the introduction of the all-new BMW 2 Series Coupe. This new take on The Ultimate Driving Machine will arrive in the US in the first quarter of 2014 as the 228i and the M235i. The BMW M235i, the first M Performance Automobile offered in the US, includes an impressive list of performance enhancing features. This successor to the successful 1 Series Coupe will continue the decades-long tradition of premium sub-compact coupes with impeccable driving dynamics when it makes its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in January 2014. The 2014 BMW 2 Series Coupe will be offered at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $33,025 for the 228i and $44,025 for the M235i, including $925 destination and handling.

BMW 228i Highlights
  • MSRP of $33,025 including $925 destination and handling
  • 240 horsepower, 258 lb-ft of torque
  • TwinPower Turbo 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • 0 - 60 in 5.4 seconds
  • BMW Sport Line and M Sport Package is Available
  • Preliminary EPA Mileage Estimates (mpg) – 23 city/35 highway/27 combined for the 8-speed sport automatic. 22 city/34 highway/26 combined for the 6-speed manual.

BMW M235i Highlights
  • MSRP of $44,025 including $925 destination and handling
  • 322 horspower, 332 lb-ft of torque
  • M Performance TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine
  • 0 - 60 in 4.8 seconds
  • BMW M Performance limited slip differential available as an accessory
  • Exclusive sports car interior for maximum driving pleasure
  • M-specific chassis tuning which, for the US will include standard M Adaptive suspension, M Sport Braking system, variable sport steering and Michelin Pilot Super Sports tires. Even the exhaust has been specifically tuned for the M235i.
  • It is light weight - Leaked information shows a unladen (curb weight in the US) of 3208lbs
  • Preliminary EPA Mileage Estimates (mpg) – 22 city/32 highway/25 combined for the 8-speed sport automatic. 19 city/28 highway/22 combined for the 6-speed manual.

All new BMW 2 series coupe

Summary of the The all new BMW 2 Series Coupe
  • BMW celebrates the premiere of another new model series – The BMW 2 Series Coupe which raises the bar in the premium sub-compact segment in terms of dynamic ability, aesthetic appeal and emotional allure; a distinctive vehicle concept unique in its segment, with a two-door body in classic three-box design typical of BMW Coupes, four seats, rear-wheel drive and a pair of engines and chassis set-up focused squarely on sporting ability; market launch from March 2014, line-up to include a BMW M Performance Automobile – the BMW M235i Coupe.
  • Newly designed Coupe series with significantly larger dimensions than its predecessor, the BMW 1 Series Coupe; length increased by 2.8 inches (72 mm) to 174.5 inches (4,432 mm), width by 1.3 inches (32 mm) to 69.8 inches (1,774 mm), wheelbase by 1.3 inches (30 mm) to 105.9 inches (2,690 mm), front track width by 1.6 inches (41 mm) to 59.9 inches (1,521 mm) and rear track width by 1.7 inches (43 mm) to 61.3 inches (1,556 mm); improved interior space, including 0. 7 inches (19 mm) of extra front headroom and 0.8 inches (21 mm) of additional rear legroom. Trunk capacity increases by 0.7 cu.ft. (20 liters) to 13.8 cu.ft. (390 liters), based on EU measures. Optimized aerodynamic details result in a low Cd of just 0.29 for the 228i Coupe.
  • Engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology deliver segment-leading figures in terms of both sporting ability and efficiency. The BMW 228i Coupe is the first sub-compact BMW model to be powered by the 240 hp version of the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The range-topping, the BMW M235i, is the most powerful gasoline-driven BMW M Performance Automobile. It has a unique M Performance 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder with TwinPower technology delivering 322 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. It features M-specific chassis tuning which, for the US will include standard M Adaptive suspension, M Sport Braking system, variable sport steering and Michelin Pilot Super Sports tires. Even the exhaust has been specifically tuned for the M235i.
  • Efficiency is further increased by the extensive use of BMW EfficientDynamics technology, including Air Curtains and the Auto Start/Stop function in conjunction with both manual and automatic transmissions; ECO PRO mode is activated via the standard Driving Experience Control switch and includes a coasting function in conjunction with the 8-speed automatic transmission.
  • Unmistakable BMW handling attributes and impressive ride comfort thanks to rear-wheel drive, longitudinally mounted engines, perfectly balanced distribution of weight and sophisticated chassis technology; double-pivot spring strut front suspension and five-link rear suspension with tuning tailored to each 2 Series model; variable sport steering, M Sport braking system and Adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers are all standard on the M235i in the US and optional on the 228i; DSC stability control system including DTC and an electronic locking function for the rear differential as standard; M Performance mechanical limited slip differential available for the BMW M235i Coupe from launch through the Original BMW Accessories range.
  • High-strength and torsionally stiff body structure developed on the basis of the BMW 1 Series 3- and 5-door, which has been awarded a five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating; extensive occupant protection provided by safety equipment including front, side and head airbags; pedestrian protection is optimized by the active hood and defined front end deformation zones.
  • High-quality interior with driver-focused cockpit; dual-zone automatic climate control is standard; iDrive operating system is standard in the US, including a 6.5 inch Control Display in exclusive BMW flatscreen design; optional Navigation system includes an 8.8-inch screen and Touch Controller; wide variety of storage compartments, storage areas and cupholders.
  • Selection of optional driver assistance systems and mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive unparalleled in the sub-compact segment: High Beam Assistant, Adaptive Headlights, Parking Assistant, rear view camera, Driving Assistant, cruise control system with braking function, extended integration of smartphones and music players, Advanced Real Time Traffic Information (ARTTI) and extended functionality provided by BMW Apps for internet-based services like Facebook and Twitter.
  • BMW M235i Coupe: Six-cylinder in-line gasoline engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology (twin-scroll turbocharger, High Precision Direct Injection, Valvetronic variable valve timing, Double-Vanos).
    • Capacity: 2,979 cc
    • Output: 322 hp at 5,800 – 6,000 rpm, max. torque 332 lb-ft at 1,300 – 4,500 rpm. Acceleration [0 – 60 mph]: 4.8 seconds with 8-speed sport automatic transmission
    • Top speed: 250 km/h / 155 mph.
    • Preliminary EPA Mileage Estimates (mpg) – 22 city/32 highway/25 combined for the 8-speed sport automatic. 19 city/28 highway/22 combined for the 6-speed manual.
  • BMW 228i Coupe: Four-cylinder engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology (twin-scroll turbocharger, High Precision Direct Injection, Valvetronic variable valve timing, Double-Vanos.
    • Capacity: 1,997 cc
    • Output: 240 hp at 5,000 – 6,500 rpm, max. torque: 258 lb-ft at 1,250 – 4,500 rpm. - Acceleration [0 – 60 mph]: 5.4 seconds with 8-speed sport automatic.
    • Top speed: 130 mph / 210 km/h (250 km/h / 155 mph with Sport Line or M Sport)
    • Preliminary EPA Mileage Estimates (mpg) – 23 city/35 highway/27 combined for the 8-speed sport automatic. 22 city/34 highway/26 combined for the 6-speed manual.

All new BMW 2 series coupe

More information and picture of the 2014 F22 BMW 2 Series Coupe at Bimmerfest.com
 

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This is gonna make a killin!
 

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Basically pretty nice and a definite improvement over the sow-bellied 1 Series.

Likes: Overall styling, still offering an I6, didn't bloat out size and weight-wise, LS available on M version.
Dislikes: Styling is a touch bloated aft of the rear wheels and thick through the middle, no DCT (yet?), M's a bit pricey.

Should do well and can't wait to see the full M2 version.
 

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M 235i - It's here! Thoughts?

I was expecting something slightly different, but I like it. Hopefully it will be my next car. Well, the 235 or the M version.


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228i looks like a great value for $11k less than 235.

240hp
0-60 in 5.4

$33k so $25-$28k one year old. :thumbsup:
 

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M 235i - It's here! Thoughts?

Price seems about right too. About the same as the e46 when it was new.


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The only thing that concerns me is the 4 series technology, electric steering etc. Sometimes those things can grow on you, though. Definitely stoked on the 6MT option.
 

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That new 4 cyl turbo from BMW is pretty damn good. Drove a loaner 328i and I was impressed. Its no 335i but was quicker than expected. The new 2 is a neat little car. I'm just a bit annoyed that there are way too many models and the official ///M+XXX that they are doing globally. I know in some markets its been around for a while but just seems like you are going to piss of a giant enthusiast base.
 

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Hate the fake air ducts on the left and right. Why bother? :dunno:
Pretty sure they are functional, the inner ones are for the motor air, and the side ones are for brake/wheel duct cooling. It is actually pretty impressive, how many features are functional on the newer bmws. was always impressed with this on my 135.
 

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Looks like an updated E46. Though I find the lines on the back a little "bulgy." But just minorly.

Not a fan of the tails, too small, but that's a minor gripe.

I'm excited to see what kind of luxuries it has. If it's the same as the 3-series, I might consider a 2-series instead.
 
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