BMW 2 Series 220i Coupe Sport Review
1 becomes 2

Story and Photos by Benjamin G. Kline
30 Jan 2015
 

Introduction, Exterior

BMW is continuing with the trend of re-organizing their sporting models into even model numbers and the current 2 series is the product of that shuffle. Though not to be confused with the front wheel drive (BMW’s first) 2-series Active Tourer we drove not too long ago.

This 2-series is more a re-styling of the current 1-series hatchback into a coupe style and sort of a reincarnation of the previous 1-series coupe. Confused? We don’t blame ya. But just think of what the 4-series did for the 3-series though you’ll have to ignore the 4-series Gran Coupe that followed later. I know it’s all getting a bit confusing lately but the Germans are on a blitz to fill every motoring niche possible.

 

Exterior

Based on the 1-series hatchback, the 2-series harks back to the good old days of the compact E30 3-series that were a giggle to drive with their light bodies and modest dimensions. And the 220i has that spot on. Compared to the hatchback, the coupe is a handsome rendition of the former. Sharp contrasting lines create an arresting front fascia while a horizontal shoulder softens into a pert rear end.

It is a compact but athletic body that hints at great potential underneath. Although paired with modest 17-inch alloys, they seem to fill the wheel well adequately. Size wise the car’s overall length of 4,432mm is 108mm more than the 1-series hatch and 72mm longer than the 1-series coupe it replaces. This translates to more space and stability for what is still a modestly sized coupe. 


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Engine

Engine Capacity 1997cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Compression Ratio 11:1
Bore x Stroke (84.0x90.1)mm
Power 184bhp @ 5000rpm
Torque 270Nm @ 1250rpm
Power to Weight 136.3 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 7s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 230 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 16.9 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 8 -speed Auto
Drive Type FR
Steering Electric

Measurements

Body Type Coupe
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(4432 x 1774 x 1484) mm
Wheelbase 2690 mm
Turning Circle 11 metres
Kerb Weight 1350 kg
Boot Capacity 390 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 52 L

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Ventilated Discs