BMW 2 Series (F22)

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BMW 2 Series (F22/F23)
2014-2018 BMW M235i (F22) coupe (2018-07-30) 01.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer BMW
Production November 2013–present
Model years 2014–present
Assembly Leipzig, Germany
Designer Christopher Weil (2011)[1]
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact executive car
Body style 2-door coupé / convertible
Layout FR layout
F4 layout (xDrive models)
Related BMW 1 Series (F20)
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,690 mm (105.9 in)
Length 4,432 mm (174.5 in)
Width 1,774 mm (69.8 in)
Height 1,418 mm (55.8 in)
Curb weight
  • F22: 1,415 kg (3,119.5 lb) - 1,615 kg (3,560.5 lb)[2]
  • F23: 1,570 kg (3,461.3 lb) - 1,755 kg (3,869.1 lb)[3]
Chronology
Predecessor BMW 1 Series (E82) (coupé)
BMW 1 Series Coupé (E88) (convertible)
Interior

The BMW F22/F23 is the first generation of the BMW 2 Series range of compact coupés and convertibles. It was released in 2013 as the successor to the E82/E88 coupe/convertible models of the first generation 1 Series range. The F22/F23 is produced alongside, and shares many features with- the F20 1 Series range. The body styles of the F22/F23 range are:

  • 2 door coupe (F22 model code)
  • 2 door convertible (F23 model code)

As per the F20 1 Series range, the F22/F23 is powered by turbocharged petrol and diesel engines with three cylinders (petrol only), four cylinders and six cylinders.

The M version of the 2 Series is the M2 coupe. The M2 is powered by a powerful version of the N55 turbocharged straight-six engine.

Body Styles[edit]

Development and launch[edit]

The F22/F23 was unveiled in 2014 at the North American International Auto Show,[4][5] followed by 13th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2014.[6]

The body structure is based on the F20/F21 1 Series.[7] Production began in November 2013[8] and sales began in March 2014.[9]

Early models include the 220i, M235i (326 PS), and 220d (184 PS).[10] The 218d (143 PS) and 225d (218 PS) were added in March 2014.[11] 228i (245 PS), M235i xDrive (326 PS) were added in the end of 2014.[12] On October 13, 2015, the BMW M2 was officially unveiled.[13]

Special models[edit]

BMW 228i Coupé Track Handling Package[edit]

The 2015 BMW 228i Coupé Track Handling Package, which includes Adaptive M Suspension with 10 mm (0.4 in) 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).

It was set to be available in July 2014, for both six speed manual and eight speed Sport Automatic transmission equipped BMW 228i Coupé models. The 2015 BMW 228i, with Track Handling Package, was unveiled in 2014 New York International Auto Show.[14]

BMW M235i Racing[edit]

BMW M235i Racing

The M235i Racing is a racetrack version of the 2 Series developed by the BMW Motorsport division. It is used at the BMW M235i Racing Cup, a BMW only event within the VLN (Nürburgring Endurance Championship). It is also sold to customer teams in other championships, such as the 24H Series, Touring Car Endurance Series and Pirelli World Challenge.

The 3.0L N55 straight-six engine develops a maximum output of 245 kW (333 hp). As a track car aimed at amateur drivers, the car features driver aids, such as anti lock brakes, traction control and dynamic stability control.

BMW M2 Coupé (F87)[edit]

BMW M2

In October 2015, BMW unveiled the new flagship 2 Series, dubbed the M2. It is an indirect successor to the 1 Series M Coupé. The M2 Coupé began production at the end of 2015, and went on sale in the United Kingdom during April 2016.

With the 6-speed manual gearbox, the M2 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.5 seconds, or 4.3 seconds if equipped with the 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox.[15] The top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph), but the limiter can be raised to 270 km/h (168 mph) as an option.

The US version of the M2 was unveiled in 2016 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.[16]

The M2 is powered by a turbocharged 3.0 litre BMW N55B30 straight-six engine producing 272 kW (370 PS; 365 hp) at 6,500 rpm and having a redline of 7,000 rpm. Torque is listed at 465 N⋅m (343 lb⋅ft) between 1,400–5,560 rpm, while an overboost function can increase torque to 500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft) between 1,450–4,750 rpm. The engine utilises a twin scroll turbocharger.

M2 Competition[edit]

In April 2018, BMW revealed the M2 Competition Coupé as a replacement for the standard M2 Coupé. BMW replaced the N55B30T0 with a twin scroll turbocharger used in the M2 with the S55B30T0 single scroll twin-turbocharged engine with a carbon fibre strut brace as used in the F80 M3. Power and torque figures are increased to 302 kW (411 PS; 405 hp) between 5,250–7,000 rpm and 550 N⋅m (406 lb⋅ft) between 2,350–5,230 rpm respectively. The car is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard, although the 7-speed M DCT gearbox is available as an option. 0–62 mph (0–100 km/h) acceleration time is improved and is now achieved at 4.4 seconds (4.2 seconds with the 7-speed M DCT gearbox). Exterior changes include new 19-inch lightweight Y-spoke alloy wheels, bigger brake discs with grey M-sport brake callipers, M-sport wing mirrors from the F80 M3, new front bumper with gloss black kidney grille for improved cooling, new two-pass exhaust system with electronically controlled flaps for improved emissions, new adaptive head lamps and two new exterior colours namely Sunset Orange Metallic and Hockenheim Silver Metallic respectively. Top speed stands at 155 mph (249 km/h) or 174 mph (280 km/h) with the optional M-driver's package. The interior also receives minor modifications that include a carbon fibre trim, a new steering wheel from the F80 M3 with "M1" and "M2" driving mode selector buttons, door sills with "M2 Competition" badging and M-sport seats with "M2" badging. Weight has also been increased as compared to the standard M2 Coupé and now stands at 1,550 kg (3,417 lb) courtesy of the new engine and cooling system. The M2 competition is priced at US$58,900 with deliveries scheduled to begin in July 2018.[17]

Specifications[edit]

Engines[edit]

Petrol engines[18][19][20][21]
Model Years Type/code Power torque@rpm
218i 2015– 1,499 cc (91.5 cu in) I3 twin scroll turbo (B38A15) 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp)@4500–6000 220 N⋅m (162 lb⋅ft)@1250–4500
220i 2014–2016 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20U0) 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp)@5,000–6,250 270 N⋅m (199 lb⋅ft)@1,250–4,500
220i 2016– 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (B48B20) 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp)@5,000–6,250 290 N⋅m (214 lb⋅ft)@1,250–4,500
228i 2014–2016 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20) 243 PS (179 kW; 240 hp)@5,000–6,500 346 N⋅m (255 lb⋅ft)@1,250–4,800
228i 2014–2016 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20U0) 245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp)@5,000–6,500 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft)@1,250–4,800
230i 2016– 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (B48B20) 251 PS (185 kW; 248 hp)@5,200–6,500 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft)@1,450–4,800
M235i 2014–2016 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30) 324 PS (238 kW; 320 hp)@5,800–6,000 447 N⋅m (330 lb⋅ft)@1,300–4,500
M235i 2014–2016 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30O0) 326 PS (240 kW; 322 hp)@5,800–6,000 450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft)@1,300–4,500
M235i xDrive 2014–2016 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30O0) 326 PS (240 kW; 322 hp)@5,800–6,000 450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft)@1,300–4,500
M240i 2017– 2,998 cc (182.9 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (B58B30O0) 340 PS (250 kW; 335 hp)@5,500 500 N·m (369 lb·ft)@1,520–4,500
M240i xDrive 2017– 2,998 cc (182.9 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (B58B30O0) 340 PS (250 kW; 335 hp)@5,500 500 N·m (369 lb·ft)@1,520–4,500
M2 2015–2018 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30T0) 370 PS (272 kW; 365 hp)@6,500 465 N⋅m (343 lb⋅ft)@1,450–4,750
M2 Competition 2019– 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin-turbo (S55) 410 PS (302 kW; 404 hp)@5,370-7,000 550 N⋅m (406 lb⋅ft)@2,350–5,230

In North America, the 228i and M235i models featured 240 hp/320 hp respectively, rather than 245 PS/326 PS. [22]

Diesel engines[23][24]
Model Years Type/code Power torque
218d 2014–2015 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (N47D20O1) 143 PS (105 kW; 141 hp)@4000 320 N⋅m (236 lb⋅ft)@1750–2750
218d 2015– 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (B47D20) 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp)@4000 320 N⋅m (236 lb⋅ft)@1500–3000 [25]
220d 2014–2015 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 2015– 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 2014–2015 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 twin turbo (N47D20T1) 218 PS (160 kW; 215 hp)@4400 450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft)@1500–2500
225d 2015- 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (B47D20) 224 PS (165 kW; 221 hp)@4400 450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft)@1500–3000 [26]

Marketing[edit]

As part of BMW i Brand Campaign in the United States, a BMW 2 Series television advert titled 'Torch' was premiered leading up to and during NBC's broadcast of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.[27]

As part of M2 Coupé launch, the vehicle became available in Need for Speed video game, starting from 3 November 2015.[28]

As part of M2 Coupé launch, the campaign 'Eyes on Gigi' featured American supermodel Gigi Hadid, and was created by Marc Forster.[29]

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