BMW 2 Series

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BMW 2 Series
Blue BMW M235i (F22) rr MIAS14.JPG
Overview
Manufacturer BMW
Production 2013–present
Designer Christopher Weil[1]
Body and chassis
Class European: Compact executive car, North American: Entry-level luxury car
Body style 2-door coupe (F22)
2-door convertible
5-door Compact MPV (Active Tourer)(F45)
Layout FR layout (F22)
FF layout (F45)
Related BMW 1 Series
Dimensions
Wheelbase Coupe: 2,690 mm (105.9 in)
Length Coupe: 4,432 mm (174.5 in)
AT: 4,342 mm (170.9 in)
Width Coupe: 1,774 mm (69.8 in)
AT: 1,800 mm (70.9 in)
Height Coupe: 1,418 mm (55.8 in)
AT: 1,555 mm (61.2 in)
Chronology
Predecessor BMW 1 Series (coupé/convertible)

The BMW 2 Series is a compact executive car produced by BMW. The 2-Series has several different body styles. It is available as a compact coupe that replaced the 1 Series coupe, or as a convertible model that replaces the 1 Series convertible in the BMW lineup. There is also a new Compact MPV body style, which BMW refers to as an Active Tourer. The 2-Series Active Tourer is unrelated to the coupe and convertible models. While it shares the 2-series name, it is built on a totally different front wheel drive platform that is shared with the 3rd generation MINI Cooper dubbed UKL1. The 2-Series currently competes with new models from Audi and Mercedes-Benz, the A3 Sedan and the CLA Class, respectively, until BMW releases its own front wheel drive/ all wheel drive compact sedan.

Unlike the 1 Series, the 2 Series feature sleeker headlamps and a more aggressive grille and front fascia.

Pre-production concepts[edit]

BMW Concept Active Tourer (2012)[edit]

BMW Active Tourer is a plug-in hybrid concept vehicle with 1.5-litre turbo 3-cylinder petrol engine derived from BMW 6-cylinder engines and a synchronous electric motor, lithium-ion battery, High Reflection Silver body colour, front-tilted BMW radiator grille, twin headlines with LED positioning lights (eyebrows) stretching far back into the side panels, multi-faceted front apron, integrated door openers, contrasted side sills with rising shadow line, 20-inch wheels, rear light clusters running well into the side panel, panorama sunroof with electronically-adjustable brightness, 40:20:40-split rear backrests, centrally located vertical metal track is integrated in the back of the front seats, multifunction instrument display with 10.25-inch integrated screen, multicolour Head-Up Display with brightness automatically adapts to the light available, navigation system with 8-inch display, ECO PRO mode with coasting mode.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 Paris Motor Show,[2][3][4][5] followed by 83rd Geneva International Motor Show 2013,[6] Auto Shanghai 2013.[7]

BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor (2013)[edit]

It is a version of BMW Concept Active Tourer with transversely mounted 1.5-litre petrol engine with front-wheel drive, plug-in hybrid with electric motor, Gold Race Orange body colour, MoonWhite and MoonRock Grey interior leather upholstery, a carrier system for two bicycles (integrated into the interior).[8][9]

The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 OutDoor in Friedrichshafen,[10] followed by 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show,[11][12] followed by 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.[13][14]

Initial release[edit]

BMW 2 Series Coupe (F22, 2014-)[edit]

2 Series Coupé

Although it was the successor of the 1-Series coupe, it is continuing the BMW 02 coupes as a successor in that segment. The name, 2-Series, is based on BMW's rationalization of its model designations reserving odd numbers for 4-door sedans and even numbers for 2-door coupes and coupe-like cars. Currently at launch, there are the basic models 218d, 220d, 220i, 225d, and the range-topping BMW M235i internationally.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2014 North American International Auto Show,[15][16] followed by 13th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2014.[17]

Early models include the 220i, M235i (326PS), and 220d.[18] 218d (143PS), 225d (218PS) were added in March 2014.[19] 228i (245PS), M235i xDrive (326PS) were added in summer of 2014.[20]

Early American and Canadian models include the 228i (243PS) and M235i (324PS).[21][22]

UK models went on sale in March 2014. Early models included 220i (184PS), M235i (326PS), 220d (184PS).[23] 228i was added in summer of 2014.[24]

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer (F45, 2014-)[edit]

2 Series Active Tourer

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is the first front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout vehicle sold under BMW vehicle brand, designed to compete directly with the Mercedes-Benz B-Class. xDrive will be offered, as an option. The design is based on the BMW Concept Active Tourer, and is mechanically-related to the MINI Countryman, also built by BMW.

The vehicle was unveiled in 84th Geneva International Motor Show 2014,[25] followed by 2014 Canadian International Auto Show,[26] 13th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2014,[27] 22nd Auto Mobil International Leipzig 2014.[28]

Early models included 218i, 225i, 218d (150PS).[29][30] 220d (190PS) was set to arrive in September 2014, followed by 220i (192PS) in November 2014.[31]

The ordering of UK models began in 2014-05-16, with deliveries expected to begin in 2014-09-27. Early UK models included 218i (136PS), 218d (143PS). From November 2014, M Sport specification (including 18-inch M Sport alloy wheels, Dakota leather upholstery, High-gloss Shadowline exterior trim, Aluminium hexagon interior trim, M Sport aerodynamic styling, M Sport suspension and M Sport interior styling enhancements) becomes available.[32][33]

Equipment[edit]

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer M Sport Package[edit]

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer M Sport Package includes exclusive Estoril Blue body colour, M Aerodynamics package, M Sport suspension, 17 or 18-inch M light-alloy wheels, M leather steering wheel. The 225i Active Tourer with M Sport Package was unveiled in 2014 Geneva Motor Show.[34]

2015 BMW 228i Coupe Track Handling Package[edit]

2015 BMW 228i Coupe Track Handling Package, which included Adaptive M Suspension with 10mm lower height, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires on unique 18-inch light-alloy wheels, BMW Variable Sport Steering with mechanical steering rack, and M Sport Brakes (fixed four-piston front calipers, two-piston rear calipers, 13.4/13.6-inch front/rear brake discs, dark blue calipers with M logo), was set to be available in July 2014 (production) for both 6-speed manual and 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission-equipped BMW 228i Coupe models. The 2015 BMW 228i with Track Handling Package was unveiled in 2014 New York International Auto Show.[35]

Body styles[edit]

Model Coupé Active Tourer
218i (136PS) ? 2014-
220i (184PS) 2014– ?
220i (192PS) ? 2014–
225i (231PS) ? 2014-
228i (243PS) 2014– ?
228i (245PS) 2014– ?
M235i (324PS) 2014– ?
M235i (326PS) 2014– ?
M235i xDrive (326PS) 2014– ?
218d (143PS) 2014- ?
218d (150PS) ? 2014-
220d (184PS) 2014– ?
220d (190PS) ? 2014-
225d (218PS) 2014- ?

Engines[edit]

Petrol engines[36][37][38][39]
Model Years Type/code Power, torque@rpm
218i (136PS) 2014– 1,499 cc (91.5 cu in) I3 twin scroll turbo (B38B15) 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp)@4500–6000, 220 N·m (162 lb·ft)@1250
220i (184PS) 2014– 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20U0) 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp)@5000–6250, 270 N·m (199 lb·ft)@1250–4500
220i (192PS) 2014– 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (B48B20M0) 192 PS (141 kW; 189 hp)@?, 330 N·m (243 lb·ft)?@?
225i (231PS) 2014– 1,998 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20) 231 PS (170 kW; 228 hp)@4750–6000, 350 N·m (258 lb·ft)@1250
228i (243PS) 2014– 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20) 243 PS (179 kW; 240 hp)@5000–6500, 346 N·m (255 lb·ft)@1250–4800
228i (245PS) 2014– 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20U0) 245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp)@5000–6500, 350 N·m (258 lb·ft)@1250–4800
M235i (324PS) 2014– 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30) 324 PS (238 kW; 320 hp)@5800–6000, 447 N·m (330 lb·ft)@1300–4500
M235i (326PS) 2014– 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30O0) 326 PS (240 kW; 322 hp)@5800–6000, 450 N·m (332 lb·ft)@1300–4500
M235i xDrive (326PS) 2014– 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30O0) 326 PS (240 kW; 322 hp)@5800–6000, 450 N·m (332 lb·ft)@1300–4500
Diesel engines
Model Years Type/code Power, torque@rpm
218d (143PS) 2014– 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (N47D20U1) 143 PS (105 kW; 141 hp)@4000, 320 N·m (236 lb·ft)@1750–2500
218d (150PS) 2014– 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (B47D20) 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp)@4000, 330 N·m (243 lb·ft)@1750–2250
220d (184PS) 2014– 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (N47D20O1) 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp)@4000, 380 N·m (280 lb·ft)@1750–2750
220d (190PS) 2014– 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (B47D20) 190 PS (140 kW; 187 hp)@4000, 400 N·m (295 lb·ft)@1750–2500
225d (218PS) 2014– 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (N47D20T1) 218 PS (160 kW; 215 hp)@4400, 450 N·m (332 lb·ft)@1500–2500

Transmissions[edit]

Petrol engines
Model Years Types
218i (136PS) 2014- 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic
220i (184PS) 2014- 6-speed manual (I-270-Turbo), 8-speed automatic with Steptronic (ZF 8HP45)
225i (231PS) 2014- 8-speed automatic
228i (243PS) 2014- 6-speed manual, 8-speed sport automatic (Steptronic [without paddle shifters] is a no-cost option)
228i (245PS) 2014- 6-speed manual (I-270-Turbo), 8-speed Steptronic (ZF 8HP45)
M235i (324PS) 2014- 6-speed manual, 8-speed sport automatic (Steptronic?)
M235i (326PS) 2014- 6-speed manual (K), 8-speed automatic with Steptronic (ZF 8HP45)
M235i xDrive (326PS) 2014- 8-speed Steptronic
Diesel engines
Model Years Types
218d (143PS) 2014- 6-speed manual (K weit), 8-speed automatic with Steptronic (ZF 8HP45)
218d (150PS) 2014- 6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic
220d (184PS) 2014- 6-speed manual (K weit), 8-speed automatic with Steptronic (ZF 8HP45)
225d (218PS) 2014- 8-speed automatic with Steptronic (ZF 8HP45)

Marketing[edit]

As part of BMW i Brand Campaign in the US, a BMW 2 Series TV commercial titled 'Torch' was premiered leading up to and during NBC's broadcast of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.[40]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/global/photoDetail.html?title=bmw-2-series-coupe-design-process-christopher-weil-exterior-designer-10-2013&docNo=P90138051
  2. ^ BMW Concept Active Tourer breaks with tradition, goes front-wheel drive
  3. ^ BMW Concept Active Tourer hints at future plug-in 1 Series
  4. ^ Combines comfort and functionality with dynamic performance and style: the BMW Concept Active Tourer.
  5. ^ BMW at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.
  6. ^ BMW at the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show 2013.
  7. ^ BMW at Auto Shanghai 2013.
  8. ^ BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor.
  9. ^ BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor enjoys a day in the sun
  10. ^ World premiere of the BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor at the exhibition OutDoor 2013.
  11. ^ BMW at the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA).
  12. ^ 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show: BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor
  13. ^ Tokyo motor show 2013: BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor
  14. ^ BMW at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013.
  15. ^ BMW 2 Series Coupe and M235i unveiled in full - Paul Tan
  16. ^ BMW at the 2014 NAIAS Detroit.
  17. ^ BMW at the 13th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2014.
  18. ^ A new dimension in dynamics. The BMW 2 Series Coupe.
  19. ^ BMW model upgrade measures from the spring of 2014.
  20. ^ BMW model upgrade measures from the summer of 2014.
  21. ^ BMW at the 2014 NAIAS Detroit.
  22. ^ The All-New BMW 2 Series Coupe.
  23. ^ The new BMW 2 Series Coupé.
  24. ^ BMW model debuts and upgrades for summer 2014.
  25. ^ BMW at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show 2014.
  26. ^ BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is the world's first front-drive Bimmer
  27. ^ BMW at the 13th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2014.
  28. ^ BMW at the 22nd Auto Mobil International Leipzig 2014.
  29. ^ The new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer.
  30. ^ Specifications of the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, 02/2014.
  31. ^ BMW modular engines: B37, B38, B47 and B48
  32. ^ The new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer.
  33. ^ BMW model debuts and upgrades for summer 2014.
  34. ^ BMW 225i Active Tourer with M Sport Package
  35. ^ The BMW 228i Coupe with Track Handling Package
  36. ^ Specifications BMW 2 Series Coupe, 03/2014.
  37. ^ Specifications of the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, 02/2014.
  38. ^ Specifications BMW 2 Series Coupe M235i xDrive, 228i, valid from 07/2014.
  39. ^ The new BMW 2 Series Coupé press pack.
  40. ^ BMW Debuts BMW i Brand Campaign During NBC’s Broadcast of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

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