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2014 BMW 2 Series review

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Derek road tests and reviews the BMW 2 Series with specs, economy and verdict.

BMW 2 Series 3.5

German car companies continue to relatively low cost models, to sign up customers that develop a lifelong loyalty to the and, hopefully, upgrade to higher-profit models later.

The automobile manufacturer to do this is BMW has just released its first 2 coupe, which brings a new of driving dynamics to the premium segment.

DESIGN / STYLING

a heritage in the segment with the of the two-door 2002 turbo of the and more recently the multi-award 135i Coupe, the new Series 2 carries on the three-box tradition a long bonnet, short set-back passenger cabin and roof line.

Bigger than the model it the 2 Series coupe is 4432mm (+72mm), 1774mm wide and is 5mm lower (1418mm). The chassis has 30mm in its wheelbase, plus a front (+41mm) and rear track.

The 235i coupe, as its position at the top of the tree, stands out its siblings with distinctive features that pay homage to its pedigree. These include M Sport aerodynamics, with grey mirror backings, radiator grille with vertical slats in high-gloss

Dark blue callipers of the M brakes are on show through double spoke M alloy on which the 235i rides. it is at the rear that the 2 Series disappoints. From the back the car is a to my eyes.


Altogether bland, a crease below the boot lid looking as if it had been shunted behind by a vehicle fitted a bullbar.

RANGE / PRICES

Three make up the new 2 Series range two and one diesel powered featuring the BMW TwinPower turbocharged engines dynamic performance and outstanding economy, the latter not the only saving. The entry-level model, 220i coupe, comes to from $50,500, plus costs, the 220d coupe $52,500, while the 235i off the range at $79,900.

ENGINES /

BMW 220i coupe is powered by a four-cylinder motor with turbocharger putting out 135kW of and 270Nm of torque, the latter a very low 1250rpm. That’s to have the car up to 100km/h from in 7.0 seconds. Official fuel is a frugal 6.0 litres of petrol per 100

The 220d also comes up 135kW of power, this from a four-cylinder turbo-diesel Torque is a generous 380Nm; is 7.1 seconds to 100km/h and fuel is listed at a miserly 4.4 litres per 100

The top dog 235i coupe becomes most powerful M Performance with 240kW of power and of torque coming from its in-line, 3.0-litre M TwinPower This has the car sprinting to 100km/h in 4.8 seconds.

All variants are fitted BMW’s eight-speed sports transmission with steering shift paddles and launch while the 220i and 220d identical top-notch specifications.

are rear park distance halogen headlights with control and rain sensor. enjoy automatic climate air-conditioning, sun protection windows and upholstery on sports seats, split rear seats as as a swag of storage space.

The audio has auxiliary and USB inputs, is on tap with voice control, streaming and pairing of multiple All cars cars have satellite navigation using a high resolution colour

Safety features include stability control, dynamic lights, eight airbags and an bonnet for pedestrian protection. Sport Line or Modern packages add further individuality to the

Occupants enjoy a level of not found in BMW 235i coupe’s Included are front park control, Bi-Xenon headlights, satellite navigation, iDrive internet access and seven-speaker 205 W system.

A plethora of option are available for buyers to further add to their vehicles. These Advanced Parking Package, Package, and Comfort Package. One that rates special however, is the Driving Experience something that was extensively during the 2 Series launch in which included sections of the Tasmania and track modules at Raceway, near Hobart.

system has the ability to alter accelerator mapping and steering by means of a switch on the centre Settings range from Sport, Sport+ and Eco Pro.

On the road drive, Comfort helped soak up some of the and undulations in the road surface ‘relaxing’ the acceleration and steering Sport sharpened the steering and and dealt out a firm ride bends and corners to be taken yet safely. Most noticeable was the of body roll whatever the car was on to deliver.

Sport+ was left for track work, with unsettling the 235i coupe in not normally in the realm of the road Adaptive M suspension and variable steering also enhanced the and performance of the 235i Coupe.

The new BMW 2 will appeal to young or marrieds with no children who can to get a of what BMW has to offer in its range of expensive driver-oriented premium

BMW may be surprised to find it is hard to these folk away their entry-level compact The cars are so satisfying. Bang plans to sell them up to the models.

Ah well, that’s up to the sales

Price: from $50,500

3 years/unlimited km

Engine: 2.0-litre turbo, 135kW/270Nm (220i), 4-cyl turbo diesel, (220d), 3.0-litre 6-cyl 240kW/450Nm (M235i)

Transmission: auto, RWD

Thirst: 6.0L/100km, CO2 (220i); 4.4L, 117g 7.6L, 176g (M235i)

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