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July 7, 2021

BMW Gives A Regular-Sized Grille On The All-New 2022 2 Series Coupe

After showing it off in camouflaged form, BMW has finally revealed its new rear-wheel drive sports coupe: the 2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe.

The all-new BMW 2 Series Coupe is basically a GR Supra in that they share the same BMW CLAR architecture. Yet, to further differentiate their offering, the 2 Series Coupe gains chassis components from the recently launched 4 Series such as the dampers and springs.

Thankfully though, the “kidney lung” grille doesn’t make an appearance here. Instead, the BMW 2 Series Coupe retains the more traditional grille albeit with vertically arranged air flaps in place of the classical grille bars. Other than that, the individual circular headlights are supposed to recall the legendary BMW 02 models. At the back, the predominantly horizontal surfaces and darkened taillights lend it a sense of athleticism.

Underneath, the 2 Series Coupe features an almost perfect 50/50 front-to-back weight distribution. It’s also 12 percent more rigid than the outgoing model and this should give it enhanced ride and long distance touring capabilities.

Unlike its Toyota cousin, the 2 Series Coupe is offered in both traditional rear- and all-wheel drive both mated to an 8-speed automatic.

The performance oriented M240i is the one that gets all-wheel drive paired with a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 making 374 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds. Meanwhile, the 220i Coupe gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with 184 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque. A mid-trim BMW 230i with 245 horsepower will join the line-up at a later time. For fans of diesels, the 2 Series Coupe will continue to offer one option and that’s the BMW 220d Coupe with 190 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque.

BMW has also confirmed that an M version is being developed for a market launch in early 2022.

Inside, the BMW 2 Series’ sporty flair continues with its standard issue sports seats and steering wheel. The 2+2 layout also offers increased flexibility and practicality too, backed up by its 390-liter trunk. Features include electronically adjustable seats, Sensatec or Vernasca leather, an ambient lighting system, Harman Kardon speakers, and a glass slide/tilt sunroof.

The BMW 2 Series Coupe will be built in San Luis Patosi in Mexico.

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