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
ManufacturerBMW
Production2013 – present
AssemblyGermany: Leipzig (BMW Group Plant Leipzig)
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact executive car (C)
Body style
Layout
RelatedBMW 1 Series (F20)
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,690 mm (105.9 in)
Length4,432 mm (174.5 in)
Width1,774 mm (69.8 in)
Height1,418 mm (55.8 in)
Kerb weight1,340–1,685 kg (2,954–3,715 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorBMW 1 Series (E82/E88)
SuccessorBMW 2 Series (G42/G43)

The first generation of the BMW 2 Series consists of the BMW F22 (coupé version) and BMW F23 (convertible version) subcompact executive cars. The F22/F23 has been in production since November 2013 and is often collectively referred to as the F22.

The F22 was released as the successor to the E82 1 Series coupé and E88 1 Series convertible, and replaced the E82, and E88 1 Series in the U.S. lineup. It is currently produced alongside the F20 1 Series hatchback range in Leipzig.[1]

The United States is the most popular market for the 2 Series, accounting for one-third of all sales, followed by Germany and Great Britain.[2]

Development and launch[edit]

The coupé model premiered at the 2014 North American International Auto Show, with sales beginning on March 2014.[3] The convertible model premiered later in October at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, and launched in February 2015.[4] The exterior design was led by Christopher Weil.[5]

The F22 2 Series has a 50:50 weight distribution and features a MacPherson strut front suspension and a five-link rear suspension.[6] Compared to the E82 1 Series coupé, the F22 2 Series is 72 mm (2.8 in) longer, 26 mm (1.0 in) wider, and 5 mm (0.2 in) lower.[7] The 2 Series also has 6 mm (0.2 in) more front headroom and 21 mm (0.8 in) more rear legroom, and has an additional 20 litres (0.71 cu ft) trunk space at 390 litres (14 cu ft).[8] The 2 Series has a reduced drag coefficient of 0.29 Cd for the 220i Coupé.[9]

Convertible models feature an 20% increase in rigidity compared to the E88 1 Series convertible and feature an electric convertible top that can be raised or lowered in 20 seconds, at speeds up to 50 km/h (31 mph).[10]

All models meet the Euro 6 exhaust emissions standard.[11]

Body styles[edit]

Equipment[edit]

Interior

Standard equipment includes automatic climate control, iDrive with a 6.5-inch display, and 60:40 split folding rear seats.[12] The 2 Series is available in Sport Line, Modern Line, and M Sport trim.[13] Sport line models feature gloss black exterior trim while Modern line models feature aluminium exterior trim.[14] M Sport models feature a 10 mm (0.4 in) lower suspension, sport seats, and M exterior styling.[15]

Optional equipment includes automatic parking, traffic sign recognition, a Harman Kardon HiFi system, and Apple CarPlay.[16] Models are also available with iDrive Professional Navigation which features a larger 8.8-inch display with a built-in SIM card with LTE support, allowing for automatic over-the-air updates for live traffic information and on-street parking information.[17]

Models[edit]

Petrol engines[edit]

Model Years Engine Power Torque 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)
218i 2015– B38A15M0
1.5 L I3 turbo
100 kW (134 hp)
at 4,500–6,000 rpm
220 N⋅m (162 lb⋅ft)
at 1,250 rpm
8.9 s
220i 2014–2016 N20B20
2.0 L I4 turbo
135 kW (181 hp)
at 5,000–6,250 rpm
270 N⋅m (199 lb⋅ft)
at 1,250–4,500 rpm
7.0 s
2016– B48B20
2.0 L I4 turbo
290 N⋅m (214 lb⋅ft)
at 1,250–4,500 rpm
7.2 s
228i 2014–2016 N20B20
2.0 L I4 turbo
180 kW (241 hp)
at 5,000–6,500 rpm
350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft)
at 1,250–4,800 rpm
5.7 s
230i 2016–2019 B48B20
2.0 L I4 turbo
185 kW (248 hp)
at 5,200 rpm
350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft)
at 1,450–4,800 rpm
5.6 s
M235i 2014–2016 N55B30O0
3.0 L I6 turbo
240 kW (322 hp)
at 5,800–6,000 rpm
450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft)
at 1,300–4,500 rpm
4.8 s
M240i/M240ix 2016– B58B30O0
3.0 L I6 turbo
250 kW (335 hp)
at 5,500 rpm
500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft)
at 1,520–4,500 rpm
4.6/4.4 s
M2 2015–2017 N55B30T0
3.0 L I6 turbo
272 kW (365 hp)
at 6,500 rpm
465 N⋅m (343 lb⋅ft)
at 1,450–4,750 rpm
4.3 s
M2 Competition 2018– S55
3.0 L I6 twin turbo
302 kW (405 hp)
at 5,370–7,200 rpm
550 N⋅m (406 lb⋅ft)
at 2,350–5,230 rpm
4.2 s

Diesel engines[edit]

Model Years Engine Power Torque 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)
218d 2014–2015 N47D20O1
2.0 L I4 turbo
105 kW (141 hp)
at 4,000 rpm
320 N⋅m (236 lb⋅ft)
at 1,750–2,500 rpm
8.6 s
2015– B47D20
2.0 L I4 turbo
110 kW (148 hp)
at 4,000 rpm
320 N⋅m (236 lb⋅ft)
at 1,500–3,000 rpm
8.2 s
220d 2014–2015 N47D20O1
2.0 L I4 turbo
135 kW (181 hp)
at 4,000 rpm
380 N⋅m (280 lb⋅ft)
at 1,750–2,750 rpm
7.1 s
2015– B47D20
2.0 L I4 turbo
140 kW (188 hp)
at 4,000 rpm
400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft)
at 1,750–2,500 rpm
225d 2014–2015 N47D20T1
2.0 L I4 twin turbo
160 kW (215 hp)
at 4,400 rpm
450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft)
at 1,500–2,500 rpm
6.3 s
2015– B47D20
2.0 L I4 twin turbo
165 kW (221 hp)
at 4,400 rpm
450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft)
at 1,500–3,000 rpm
6.2 s

Special models[edit]

M2[edit]

BMW M2

In November 2015, BMW unveiled their high performance version of the 2 Series, the M2, with sales beginning in 2016 and only being available as a 2 door coupe.[18] [19] The Competition replaced the standard car in 2018[20][21] with the CS being revealed in November 2019 and sales beginning in March 2020, with 2,200 units planned.[22]

M235i Racing[edit]

BMW M235i Racing

The M235i Racing is a track version of the 2 Series developed by the BMW Motorsport division and was produced from 2014 to 2018.[23] It was aimed at amateur drivers due to its relatively lower price and addition of driver aids such as anti-lock brakes, traction control, and dynamic stability control.[24] The M235i Racing uses an 8-speed automatic transmission and features a modified version of the N55B30O0 engine found in the standard M235i, and produces 245 kW (329 hp) at 5,800–6,000 rpm and 450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft) at 1,300–4,500 rpm.[25] The M235i Racing also features a mechanical limited-slip differential and larger brakes and springs.[26] The front and rear spoilers, diffuser, and wing mirrors are from the BMW M Performance Parts catalog.[27] The car was used in the BMW M235i Racing Cup which was part of the VLN Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring.[28] It was also sold to customer teams in other championships such as the 24H Series, Touring Car Endurance Series, and Pirelli World Challenge.[29]

M235i Racing models can be upgraded to the M240i Racing Evo through the installation of the Evo package, for use in the current M240i Racing Cup.[30] M240i Evo models feature revised spoiler end plates, updated engine software, and an optional newly designed driver's seat.[31] The M240i Evo has the same power output of 245 kW (329 hp), but produces an additional 10 N⋅m (7 lb⋅ft) at 460 N⋅m (339 lb⋅ft).[32]

Model year changes[edit]

2016[edit]

The following changes were available from summer 2016:

2017 facelift[edit]

The following changes apply to facelift models, which were launched in July 2017:

  • Exterior designed changes including: updated front fascia with hexagonal LED headlights, updated LED taillights, and new alloy designs and exterior paint options[35]
  • Interior design changes including: a redesigned dashboard and additional leather and cloth options[36]

2019[edit]

  • All models now feature darkened rear lights from March 2019[37]

Production volumes[edit]

The following are production figures for the F22/F23 2 Series:[38]

Year Total
2014 41,038
2015 157,144
2016 196,183
2017 181,113
2018 152,215
Total 727,693

Awards[edit]

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