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BMW prepares for a "real" Series 2 with 389 hp

BMW prepares for a “real” Series 2 with 389 hp

Access BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Throw over the fans of the model due to its transversely installed engine, all-wheel drive system, and automatic gearbox. Many have criticized the manufacturer for killing the brand’s soul with this model, even if BMW promised that the “real” 2 Series would remain within range. Do not panic, because there will already be a new generation of the Series 2 coupe.

BMW He revealed some details about the coupe 230i And the M240i Through a press release. The manufacturer even took the opportunity to send in some pictures of a camouflaged prototype, in order to get the owners of the model to understand that it will keep the same silhouette as the old one.

Although some technical characteristics remain unclear, BMW has confirmed that the small coupe will indeed have a longitudinally placed engine, which will allow it to offer both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. We are also learning that the M240i will inherit the same 3.0-liter inline 6 engine as the M340i and Toyota SupraAnd the power reaches 389 horsepower.

This second series will also adopt the modular CLAR architecture, and are the same as the 3 Series, Z4 and Supra models. Remember that the Series 2 Gran Coupé is built on the UKL2 platform it shares with the MINI.

BMW 2 Series Coupe 2022

Nothing has been confirmed yet regarding the technical characteristics of the 230i, but everything indicates that it will be powered by the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the 330i. This engine currently delivers 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. All Series 2 coupes will come with an 8-speed automatic transmission. However, nothing has been mentioned yet about the manual gearbox.

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BMW 2 Series Coupe 2022

BMW also confirms that the convertible will not return, which is a logical decision given the presence of the Z4. However, the competition versions M2 and M2 will be added at the end.

BMW 2 Series Coupe 2022

Set to be officially unveiled sometime this fall and for marketing next year, the second-generation coupe of the Series Two appears to have a more classic and angular design than the Series 4. It does not appear to be equipped with the huge kidney network. He has caused a lot of talk since his arrival. In all likelihood, BMW appears to be aiming for a more conservative design with this model. We’ll know more in a few months.

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