The BMW 1 Series ruled its segment for nearly 10 years, thanks to its rear wheel drive configuration, powerful BMW TwinPower Turbo technology engines, and premium character of its own. Taking the legacy forward is the all new 2014 BMW 2 Series Coupe. The 2 Series coupe is the direct successor of the 1-Series but is greatly improved in terms of driving pleasure.
Though based on the 1-Series, the 2-Series greatly differs from the latter while retaining the qualities of its predecessor. One can easily distinguish the 2 Series, courtesy of a new design which is being followed for all the latest generation BMW cars. The two door 2-Series features a three box body design, a long hood, doors with frameless windows, and a stretched roofline for that irresistible appeal.
Dimension wise the 2 Series coupe stands 4,432 mm or 4.4 meters in length, an increase of 108 mm over the BMW 1 Series and 72 mm over BMW 1 Series Coupe respectively. Compared to its predecessor the 2 Series Coupe is 26 mm wider, features wider tracks (+41 mm at front and +43 mm at the rear), and a 30 mm longer wheelbase.
However, BMW managed to gain extra room for passengers and the equipment while reducing the overall height of 5 mm to 1418 mm. This leaves the 2 Series with more efficient aerodynamics and 20 liters of extra boot space over both its predecessor and BMW 1 Series. BMW claims the BMW 220i boasts a drag coefficient of 0.29.
Making its debut with the entry level BMW 2 Series, the BMW 220i Coupe is the 2.0 liter four cylinder engine that happily produces 240 hp at 5,000 – 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 258 lb-ft delivered between 1,250 – 4,500 rpm. The same offers an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. For performance lovers, there is the M235i which is powered by a 3.0 liter six-cylinder in-line engine that produces 322 hp between 5,800 – 6,000 rpm and peak torque of 332 lb-ft delivered between 1,300 – 4,500 rpm.
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