BMW teases the 2 Series, unveiling scheduled on Oct 25
Posted on: Oct 20, 2013 - 7:01pm IST
BMW have started teasing the BMW 2 Series (what should have been called the 1 Series Coupe) with a video clipping. The Bavarians are expanding their model range, and the 2 Series will join the larger 4 Series, to appeal to self-drive customers and customers who are on the market for a sportier car.
The even number Series (2 and 4) will attend to the convertible and coupe buyers, while odd number Series (1 and 3) are for conventional BMW buyers.
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The teaser doesn’t reveal much, but there are no surprises here. That’s because the specifications were accidentally displayed on BMW South Africa’s webpage a few weeks ago. At the launch, the 2 Series would come in (at least) 220i, M235i and 220d variants.
The 220d gets a 2-liter turbo diesel engine that produces 181 bhp, whereas the 220i gets a 2-liter turbo petrol that produces an identical 181 bhp but gets to 100kph faster from a standstill.
The M235i is the performance variant (until the M2 is launched) with a 3-liter straight six engine producing 322 bhp, catapulting the car to 100kph from standstill in 5.0s.
By the time the car is shown on the 25th of October (Friday) expect a few more teasers and perhaps a leak.