Official: BMW 2 Series unveiled; Complete details inside

Posted on: Oct 25, 2013 - 10:57am IST

The BMW 2 Series is finally unveiled, though if you’re a regular reader, you would have probably seen this car months ago thanks to many leaks.

The 2 Series is the replacement for the 1 Series coupe and convertible, and though BMW have only announced the 2 Series coupe for now, a convertible variant is expected to follow next year.

BMW 2 Series side
The 2 Series is the replacement for the 1 Series coupe and convertible.

You can get your 2 Series in Sport Line, Modern Line and M Sport packages. Engine options announced for the European markets start with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder TwinPower turbocharged engine developing 184 hp and 270 Nm of torque. Christened ‘220i’, this variant can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 7 seconds while the top-speed is rated at 235km/h.

The diesel 220d variant is powered by a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo outputting 184 hp and 380 Nm of torque. This enables an acceleration from 0-100km/h in 7.2 seconds and onwards to a top-speed of 230km/h.

BMW 2 Series M235i engine
The M235i is powered by a 3.0-liter inline-six cylinder engine!

Perhaps the variant we are all interested in is the M235i. A 3.0-liter inline-six with BMWs TwinPower Turbo technology ensures 326 hp and 450 Nm of torque. Coupled with the 8-speed automatic transmission, the M235i has a supercar rivaling 0-100km/h time of 4.8 seconds, while top-speed is limited to 250km/h.

The new 2 Series will go on sale next year. In the USA, the 2 Series will have a starting price of USD 33,025 (INR 20.3 lakhs) for the 228i variant, while the M235i is priced at USD 44,025 (INR 27.06 lakhs).

BMW 2 Series Image Gallery

BMW 2 Series Press Release

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