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BMW 2 Series (F22/F23)
2014-2018 BMW M235i (F22) coupe (2018-07-30) 01.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerBMW
ProductionNovember 2013–present
AssemblyGermany: Leipzig
DesignerChristopher Weil (2011)[1]
Body and chassis
ClassCompact car (C)
Body style2-door coupé
2-door convertible
LayoutRear-wheel drive
All wheel drive (xDrive)
RelatedBMW 1 Series (F20)
Powertrain
Engine
  • Petrol- turbocharged:
  • 1.5 L (92 cu in) B38 I3
  • 2.0 L (122 cu in) N20/B48 I4
  • 3.0 L (183 cu in) N55/B58/S55 I6
  • Diesel- turbocharged:
  • 2.0 L (122 cu in) B47/N47 I4
Transmission6-speed manual
7-speed M-DCT (M2 only)
8-speed automatic
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)
Curb weight
  • F22: 1,415–1,615 kg (3,119.5–3,560.5 lb)[2]
  • F23: 1,570–1,755 kg (3,461.3–3,869.1 lb)[3]
Chronology
PredecessorE82 1 Series coupé,
E88 1 Series convertible

The first generation of the BMW 2 Series consists of the BMW F22 (coupe version) and BMW F23 (convertible version) compact cars. The GF22/F23 has been in production since 2013 and is often collectively referred to as the F22.

Released as the successor to the E82 1 Series coupés and E88 1 Series convertibles, the F22 is produced alongside— and shares many features with— the F20 1 Series hatchback range. As per the F20, the F22/F23 is powered by 3-cylinder petrol, 4-cylinder petrol, 4-cylinder diesel and 6-cylinder petrol turbocharged engines.

The BMW M version of the 2 Series is the BMW M2 coupé. The M2 was initially powered by a high performance version of the N55 turbocharged straight-six engine. In 2018 the updated M2, called the M2 Competition, switched to the BMW S55 straight-six engine as used by the F80 M3 and the F82 M4.

Body styles[edit]

Development and launch[edit]

The F22/F23 was unveiled in 2014 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit,[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, and 220d.[10] The 218d and 225d were added in March 2014.[11] 228i, M235i xDrive were added in the end of 2014.[12] On October 13, 2015, the BMW M2 was officially unveiled. As of 2018, the M2 is replaced by the more powerful M2 Competition.[13][14]

Special models[edit]

BMW 228i Coupé Track Handling Package[edit]

The 2015 BMW 228i Coupé Track Handling Package 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 the 2014 New York International Auto Show.[15]

BMW M235i Racing[edit]

BMW M235i Racing

The M235i Racing is the track 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 3.0 L N55 straight-six engine develops a maximum output of 245 kW (333 PS; 329 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, 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.[16] 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.[17]

The M2 is powered by a turbocharged 3.0 litre BMW N55B30 straight-six engine generating a maximum power output of 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]

BMW M2 Competition

In April 2018, BMW revealed the M2 Competition Coupé as a replacement for the standard M2 Coupé. The biggest change on the M2 Competition was the replacement of the turbocharged N55B30T0 engine with the S55B30T0 single scroll twin-turbocharged engine with a carbon fibre strut brace as used in the M3 (F80) and the M4. Power and torque figures are increased to 302 kW (411 PS; 405 hp) between 5,250–7,200 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. 100 km/h (62 mph) 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 headlamps and two new exterior colours namely Sunset Orange Metallic and Hockenheim Silver Metallic. Top speed stands at 250 km/h (155 mph) or 280 km/h (174 mph) with the optional M-Driver's Package. The interior also receives minor modifications that include a carbon fibre trim, a new sport steering wheel from the F80 M3 with "M1" and "M2" driving mode selector buttons, door sills with "M2 Competition" badging and M-Sport stitched leather seats with "M2" badging. Weight has also been increased as compared to the standard M2 Coupé and now stands at 1,575 kg (3,472 lb) courtesy of the new engine and cooling system. Deliveries of the M2 Competition began in July 2018.[14]

Specifications[edit]

Engines[edit]

Petrol engines[18][19][20][21][22][23][24]
Model Years Type/code Power at rpm Torque at rpm
218i 2015– 1,499 cc (91.5 cu in) I3 twin scroll turbo (B38A15) 100 kW (136 PS; 134 hp) at 4500–6000 220 N⋅m (162 lb⋅ft) at 1250–4500
220i 2014–2016 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20U0) 135 kW (184 PS; 181 hp) at 5,000–6,250 270 N⋅m (199 lb⋅ft) at 1,250–4,500
220i 2016– 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (B48B20) 135 kW (184 PS; 181 hp) at 5,000–6,250 290 N⋅m (214 lb⋅ft) at 1,250–4,500
228i 2014–2016 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20) 179 kW (243 PS; 240 hp) at 5,000–6,500 346 N⋅m (255 lb⋅ft) at 1,250–4,800
228i 2014–2016 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20U0) 180 kW (245 PS; 241 hp) at 5,000–6,500 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft) at 1,250–4,800
230i 2016– 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (B48B20) 185 kW (252 PS; 248 hp) at 5,200–6,500 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft) at 1,450–4,800
M235i 2014–2016 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30) 238 kW (324 PS; 319 hp) at 5,800–6,000 447 N⋅m (330 lb⋅ft) at 1,300–4,500
M235i 2014–2016 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30O0) 240 kW (326 PS; 322 hp) at 5,800–6,000 450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft) at 1,300–4,500
M235i xDrive 2014–2016 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30O0) 240 kW (326 PS; 322 hp) at 5,800–6,000 450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft) at 1,300–4,500
M240i 2017– 2,998 cc (182.9 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (B58B30O0) 250 kW (340 PS; 335 hp) at 5,500 500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft) at 1,520–4,500
M240i xDrive 2017– 2,998 cc (182.9 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (B58B30O0) 250 kW (340 PS; 335 hp) at 5,500 500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft) at 1,520–4,500
M2 2015–2018 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30T0) 272 kW (370 PS; 365 hp) at 6,500 465 N⋅m (343 lb⋅ft) at 1,450–4,750
M2 Competition 2019– 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin-turbo (S55) 302 kW (411 PS; 405 hp) at 5,370-7,200 550 N⋅m (406 lb⋅ft) at 2,350–5,230
Diesel engines[25][26][27]
Model Years Type/code Power at rpm Torque at rpm
218d 2014–2015 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (N47D20O1) 105 kW (143 PS; 141 hp) at 4000 320 N⋅m (236 lb⋅ft) at 1750–2750
218d 2015– 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (B47D20) 110 kW (150 PS; 148 hp) at 4000 320 N⋅m (236 lb⋅ft) at 1500–3000[28]
220d 2014–2015 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (N47D20O1) 135 kW (184 PS; 181 hp) at 4000 380 N⋅m (280 lb⋅ft) at 1750–2750
220d 2015– 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (B47D20) 140 kW (190 PS; 188 hp) at 4000 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) at 1750–2500
225d 2014–2015 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 twin turbo (N47D20T1) 160 kW (218 PS; 215 hp) at 4400 450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft) at 1500–2500
225d 2015- 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (B47D20) 165 kW (224 PS; 221 hp) at 4400 450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft) at 1500–3000[29]

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.[30]

As part of M2 Coupé launch, the vehicle became available in Need for Speed video game, starting from 3 November 2015.[31]

As part of M2 Coupé launch, the campaign 'Eyes on Gigi' featured American supermodel Gigi Hadid, and was created by Marc Forster.[32]

Awards[edit]

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