BMW Introduces 2nd-Generation 2 Series Coupe
BMW has introduced the next generation of its compact rear-wheel drive-based sports coupes, the 2022 BMW 230i and BMW M240i xDrive Coupes, featuring striking, extroverted styling, more powerful engines, improved chassis and dynamics, greater interior room and the latest in infotainment and connectivity. The 2nd Generation BMW 230i Coupe is 4.3-inches longer, 2.6-inches wider, 1.0-inch lower and has a 2.0-inch longer wheelbase than the 1st Generation 230i Coupe. The new BMW M240i xDrive model is 3.5-inches longer, 2.6-inches wider, 0.1-inch lower and has a 2.0-inch longer wheelbase than the M240i xDrive Coupe it replaces. The low front bumper, headlights positioned to the outer edges of the front end and the new, turbine-style BMW kidney grille give the car a wide, low-slung look. The prominently flared fenders and a muscular power dome at the center of the hood give indication of the BMW 2 Series Coupe’s higher dynamic capabilities. The new performance-oriented BMW kidney grille features vertically arranged air flaps instead of the classic bars. These operate electrically and can open in ten stages to provide increased cooling air when required by the engine.
he new 2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe delivers more power and torque, an eight-speed sport automatic transmission with launch control, rear wheel drive or rear-biased xDrive all-wheel drive and a completely revised chassis for exceptional performance and a driving experience unequaled in the compact sports coupe segment.
The BMW 230i Coupe’s revised 2.0-liter 4-cylinder BMW TwinPower turbo engine produces 255 hp @ 5,000 – 6,500 rpm and 295 lb-ft. of torque @ 1,550 – 4,400 rpm. An increase of 7 hp and 37 lb-ft of torque over the previous model. The rear-wheel drive 230i Coupe accelerates from 0 – 60 mph in 5.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of either 130 mph or 155 mph, depending on the specification selected.
The new BMW M240i xDrive Coupe’s 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder BMW TwinPower turbo engine delivers 382 hp @ 5,800 – 6,500 rpm and 369 lb-ft. of torque @ 1,800 – 5,000 rpm. An increase of 47 hp and 1 lb-ft of torque over the previous model. The all-wheel drive M240i xDrive Coupe accelerates from 0 – 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of either 130 mph or 155 mph, depending on the specification selected. Starting MSRP is $37,345 for the 230i Coupe and $49,545 for the M240i. xDrive Coupe. Both will go on sale in November 2021.