Despite being a massive petrolhead, I have still not managed to figure out BMW’s strategy to name the coupes with even numbered series, but nevertheless, now the coupes will bear different monikers than its 4 door sisters. After a few leaked pictures that surfaced yesterday, BMW has officially launched the 2 Series family which follows on the heels of the larger 4 Series but is based on the 1 Series. Slated for an official debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in January, BMW released official photos along with specs and pricing information on Thursday. Judging by the photographs released, it doesn’t look massively different than the old 1 Series coupe but the subtle changes gives it a sharp stance. The sleeker headlamps have been carried over to the 2 Series and look absolutely fabulous.
The 2 Series family includes 3 diesels – the 218d, 220d and 225d – and one gasoline unit, the 220i, and leading the pack is the M235i Coupe. The range-topper will be powered by a turbo charged 3.0 liter six cylinder engine that’ll pump out 322 horses and 332 pound-feet of torque. It will sprint from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds and top out at 155 mph. It sits 10 millimeters lower to the ground as compared to the rest of the family and rides on 18 inch alloy wheels. But the silver wing mirrors on the M235i makes it look like the Audi RS coupes which is not a good thing. Prices start at $32,100 for the 228i and $43,100 for the M235i which is similar to the old models.
[Via – Autoblog]