BMW 228i Coupé joins 2 Series line up

2014 BMW 2 Series Coupe

BMW’s recently launched 2 Series Coupé line-up has received a new mid-range model in the form of the 228i Coupé, joining the 220i, 220d and the high performance M235i variants.

Announcing details and pricing of the new BMW 228i Coupé today, Toni Andreevski, General Manager of Marketing for BMW Group Australia, says the new BMW 228i Coupé is the perfect addition to the 2 Series Coupé range.

According to Toni Andreevski, General Manager of Marketing for BMW Group Australia, the new BMW 228i Coupé is the perfect addition to the 2 Series Coupé range.

“The multi-award winning engine used in the 328i and 428i has proved to be the sweet spot in their respective ranges, delivering impressive power with a rorty exhaust note and remarkable efficiency,” Andreevski said.

“The 2.0-litre TwinPower turbo engine has received critical acclaim from automotive experts, being awarded international engine of the year in its category for the last two years, so naturally we’re delighted to add this fantastic power plant to our beautiful 2 Series Coupé body,” Andreevski said.

2014 BMW 2 Series top front

Priced from $64,400, the 228i Coupé is powered by the company’s widely used 2.0-litreTwinPower turbo four cylinder petrol engine developing 180 kW and 350 Nm. This propels the sports Coupé from 0-100 km/h in a spritely 5.7 seconds whilst consuming only 6.3 l/100 km on the combined cycle.

Based on the generous standard equipment included in the entry level 220i and 220d models, the BMW 228i Coupé boasts features such as Navigation System Business which includes a high-res 6.5-inch colour screen, a six-speaker audio system with auxiliary in and USB connection and convenience telephony with extended smartphone connectivity which allows extended Bluetooth functionality such as voice control, audio streaming and pairing of multiple devices.

Also included is the automatic climate control system, heat/sun protection window glazing, sports seats, front and rear Park Distance Control (front optional on 220i and 220d), auto headlight control, rain sensor as well as an anti-dazzle interior rear view mirror, 60:40 split fold rear seats and numerous storage options further enhance the comfort and convenience features in this model.

2014 BMW 2 Series rear

Safety is taken care of by features such as dynamic stability control, dynamic braking lights, a full complement of airbags and an active bonnet to improve pedestrian protection.

Along with the 2 Series Coupé entry level models, the BMW 228i Coupé also includes either the ‘Sport Line or ‘Modern Line’ as standard. Both of these standard packages are designed to create a specific character for the car.

Slotting in the middle of the range, the BMW 228i Coupé is further enhanced with features such as 18-inch alloy wheels, variable sports steering, the addition of front Park Distance Control, Bi-Xenon headlights with headlight washer system and Dakota leather upholstery as well as BMW high-gloss shadowline or Chrome line exterior trims depending on the ‘Line’ selected.

Also available for the BMW 2 Series Coupé is BMW ConnectedDrive, which provides access to a comprehensive range of in-car services and apps for unrivalled connectivity. This means all models in the new BMW 2 Series range will come equipped with a permanent SIM card installed with BMW Teleservices and Intelligent emergency call activated.

BMW 2 Series Coupé Australian Pricing (excluding on-roads):

BMW 220i Coupe$50,500
BMW 220d Coupe$52,500
BMW 228i Coupe$64,400
BMW M235i Coupe$80,400

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