Threesome at BMW's twin

Munich, December 12, 2014

A new entry-level engine, a further four-wheel drive model and additional trim levels are taken from March 2015 program for the 2 coupe from BMW. Special feature: With the launch of the new 218i for the first time to hold a three-cylinder entry into the compact model of the brand.

1.5 - liter, three-cylinder, it rings?

A three-cylinder petrol engine in the new 218i coupe marked the future the basic version. Generates the drive unit ?? As in the 2er Active Tourer or the Mini Cooper ?? from 1.5 liters, a maximum power output of 136 hp and a maximum torque of 220 Newton meters ( 230 Newton meters in the Mini Cooper ). The sprint from zero to 100 km / h, the new entry-level two 8.8 seconds to ?? the automatic takes .01 seconds more than. The top speed is respectively 212 km / h. It is three-cylinder atypical go rather quiet since the motor has a roller-mounted balance shaft forged steel to reduce vibration.

The efficiency with manual and automatic

On the efficiency of the new model variant, which also further developed transmission to contribute. With the standard six-speed manual gearbox, the new 218i Coupe will consume an average of 5.6 to 5.1 liters per 100 kilometers. In conjunction with the optional eight-speed automatic, the corresponding values ​​from 5.5 to 5.1 liters.

The base of 2

The standard equipment of the 2-Coupé includes automatic climate control, a 6.5-inch color display, a leather steering wheel, a hands-free telephone with USB interface, a rain sensor, a sliding armrest and depending on the engine 16 or 17 or 18 inches ( BMW M235i Coupe) light alloy wheels. If you want more, has an alternative to the standard equipment from March 2015 four model variants to choose from: Advantage Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport, which make the 2-Coupé come optically and technically closer to your own taste. Prices for the new three-cylinder 2-Coupe have not yet been announced.

Four-wheel for the two-liter diesel

For the 220d xDrive is an alternative to the rear-wheel drive available from March 2015. The 190-horsepower all-wheel drive model then accelerates in 6.8 seconds from zero to 100 km / h. The average consumption of the two-liter diesel version is expected to be 4.7 to 4.3 liters per 100 kilometers. Also, this has been fixed anything yet priced . (ml)