Presentation of the new BMW 2 series handle according to the Compact crown

Handle to the Compact crown

Sporty driving dynamics, stylish Design and comfortable practicality. These are the weapons with which the premium manufacturers compete for the crown in the compact class. The second Generation of the 2 series-the BMW trumps in all the three fields with innovations. Top model in the range is the 250 kW / 340 HP M240i xDrive. Whether on the road, the stroll along the Maximilianstrasse, or the free travel on the highway – the new BMW 2 series convinced.

In 2013, the series celebrated its Premiere. Since then, the Bavarians were able to sell about 140 000 units, of which almost 50 000 convertibles, and more than 90 000 coupes. Meanwhile, the competition in the compact car segment of the upper class has risen, however, is aggravated by the pressure to innovate. Therefore, revised the Munich-based BMW 2 series and equip him immediately inside and outside with new Features. Standard Full-LED lights Front and rear, a more angular light signature and sharper contours to draw his new Appearance. The broader front kidney grille and the enlarged air intakes give the BMW a more aggressive Front. As a result, he looks more plastic and sportier. A new shade of orange, and two new shades of blue to widen the color palette. Optionally, BMW offers the BMW 2 series customers are also four new wheel designs.

However, the decisive innovations, the customers expect in the interior. The dashboard is pulled in the width, the instrument arrangement on the driver aligned. Paired with high-quality materials create a quiet, elegant sense of space. Supported by the cable-free Smartphone Integration with Apple Carplay, the driver Messaging, music, and the third-party controls-Apps on the on-Board system. In addition, the updated Infotainment supports the jam detector RTTI (Real Time Traffic Information) and Microsoft Exchange for E-Mails, and appointments. Through an inductive field, the driver loads on-the-go Smartphone. A built-in SIM-card provides high-speed Internet for up to ten different devices. For the first time in the BMW 2 series is a high-resolution 8.8-inch touch display is built-in. In combination with the voice control and the current "iDrive"menu control, the driver has the choice between, Press, Talk, and Wipe.**For the right heart, the Munich-based engineers provide a range of efficient engines. Three-, Four - and Six-cylinder Petrol engines and Four cylinder diesel engines provide rapid propulsion. The manual Six-speed manual or Eight-speed automatic (mandatory for the model 220i, 230i and 220d xDrive), BMW its customers exercise. The BMW 2 series, the Munich optionally deliver with the all-wheel drive xDrive. The turbo-charged R6-gasoline engine with direct injection in the BMW M240i xDrive coupe for a spectacular acceleration from zero to 100 kilometres an hour in 4.4 seconds – Driving pleasure is guaranteed. In addition to sportiness in a coupe, the Cabriolet Version of the new BMW sprayed 2 - "Dolce vita"Flair. "Sweet feeling" in the convertible from "Monaco di Bavaria" to spread also seats the new cognac-coloured leather.**

The coupe starts at 29 750 euros, the convertible 34 200 euros. The BMW 2-series grows with your newfound pounds, and stands the fight for the crown in the premium compact segment to a new level. (ampnet/oa)

Technical data BMW M240i xDrive coupe

Length x width x height (m): 4,454 x 1,774 x 1,408 Wheelbase (m): 2,69 Engine: R6-diesel, 2998 CC, Twin Power Turbo, direct injection Power: 250 kW / 340 HP at 5500 U/min Max. Torque: 500 Nm at 1520-4500 U/min Maximum speed: 250 km/h Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h: 4,4 sec. ECE average fuel consumption: 7.4 litres CO2 emissions: 169 g/km (Euro 6) Empty weight / payload: min. 1540 kg / max. 510 kg Trunk Volume: 390 Litres Turning circle: 11.3 m Tires front / rear: 225/40 ZR18 88Y / 245/35 ZR 18 92Y XL Base Price: 29 750 EUR