2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe unveiled with dashing looks and up to 275kW

The all-new 2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe has been unveiled ahead of its official debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Sporting a sleek new look that looks more muscular than ever before, the new 2 Series Coupe is, thankfully, not plagued by the bucktooth grille of the larger 4 Series.Instead, featuring a decently sized grille that is flanked by a pair of sweptback headlights, along with angular air intakes.

Side on, those pumped out wheel arches give the entry-level coupe a seriously muscular stance that looks even better than it’s larger sibling.

Moving to the back, there is a clear continuity in design from its predecessor, especially in the taillights, albeit with different light graphics.

The M240i shown here gets a more aggressive front bumper than the standard model, along with a cerium grey grille surround and M-like mirror caps.

Size wise, the 2022 model is 109mm longer (4.3 inches), 66mm wider (2.6 inches) and 25mm lower (1 inch) than before, while wheelbase has grown by 51mm (2 inches) for better rear room.

Inside, the new 2 Series’ interior is a big step up from the outgoing model with higher quality materials and a more modern design.

Overseas models come standard with analogue gauges and an 8.8-inch infotainment system but can be optionally equipped with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and larger 10.25-inch infotainment screen. Both run on BMW’s iDrive 7 operating system instead of the newer iDrive 8 in the iX.

Nevertheless, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and BMW’s Intelligent Personal Assistant are standard. The latter responds to natural language and can learn routines, such as automatically lowering the driver’s window at a carpark entrance.

In terms of safety, the 2 Series comes with Front Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Active Blind Detection and Speed Limit information.

Under the bonnet, the entry-level 220i comes with a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol pumping out 135kW (181hp/184PS) and 300Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque. 0-100km/h takes 7.5 seconds before hitting a top speed of 236km/h.

The mid-range 230i is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol churning out 190kW (255hp/259PS) and 400Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. It is married to an eight-speed automatic transmission which propels the car from 0-100km/h in 5.6 seconds.

Meanwhile, the M240i xDrive Coupe is motivated by a 3.0-litre TwinPower turbocharged six-cylinder engine generating 275kW (369hp/374PS) and 500Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque. It’s connected to an eight-speed automatic and a rear-biased all-wheel drive system with an M Sport rear differential. 0-100km/h is taken care of in just 4.3 seconds, while top speed for both models is limited to 250km/h.

In Europe a 220d which comes with a mild hybrid 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel is also available. It delivers 140kW (187hp/190PS) and 400Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque, enabling it to hit 100km/h in 6.9 seconds before topping out at 237km/h.

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