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2022 BMW 2 Series Breaks Cover With Powerful Engines, New Design

2022 BMW 2 Series

Lot of people think that the design language of the new BMW 2 Series looks very unpleasant. Well, the German brand has introduced some really striking cars before that everyone expects it to get better with time. We cannot comment on the looks right now but one thing is for sure. It gets even powerful with new chassis technology introduced this time.

Want to know more about it? Here are the details related to the 2022 BMW 2 Series that one should definitely know.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • BMW has finally revealed the 2022 BMW 2 Series for the global market.
  • To be available in three variants including 220i, 220d and M240i xDrive.
  • Updates including cosmetics and features are there on the new 2 Series.

2022 BMW 2 Series

Design & Exterior

2022 BMW 2 Series Rear
Image Source: Press BMW Group

Give this new design language some time as so many of them takes their own sweet time to grow upon. The updated coupe on the front sports a new kidney grille with vertical slats, a revised pair of adaptive LED headlamps and a reworked bumper. The side profile on the other hand gets 18-inch alloy wheels as standard with the top end M240i variant running on larger ones.

Talking about the dimensions, the all-new 2 Series is 105mm longer, 64mm wider and gets a 51mm longer wheelbase. Exceptions are always there and this time the coupe gets shorter by 28mm in terms of height.

Interior

2022 BMW 2 Series Interior
Image Source: Press BMW Group

Inside the cabin, it features an 8.8-inch infotainment system with a 5.1-inch multi-information display as standard. Customers who want to upgrade them will get the option to go for the BMW Live Cockpit Professional. To be precise, this package includes a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which is again a typical BMW affair.

Other features including three-zone climate control, a Harman Kardon surround sound system, electrically adjustable driver seat and smartphone connectivity via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also a part of the updated 2 Series.

Engine & Performance

Initially, BMW has decided to introduce three variants including 220i Coupe, 220d Coupe and M240i Coupe. At a later stage, the German brand has a plan to come up with the M230i trim as well.

Returning to the present, the 220i variant will be available with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine good for 181BHP and 300Nm. Then comes the 220d variant, which uses a 187BHP, 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel motor. The peak torque from the same stands at 400Nm.

Last but not least is the performance-oriented M240i variant that comes with a 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo petrol unit. The maximum output from this motor stands at 369BHP and 500Nm allowing the new 2 Series to do a 0-100kmph sprint in just 4.3 seconds with a top speed of 250kmph.

According to the carmaker, all the engines are available with an 8-speed Steptronic gearbox. Meanwhile, it is the M240i variant that features the brand’s xDrive all-wheel drive powertrain.

Alternatives

Globally, the new 2 Series will be competing against the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Want to know more about its prime rival? Take a look at the A-Class right here.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Mercedes AMG A35
Image Source: Autocar India

In India, Mercedes introduced the updated A-Class with multiple powertrains. The most powerful A35 variant comes with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that propels a massive 306HP and 400Nm of peak torque. In terms of features, the all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class comes with dual-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, wireless charging pad, etc just to name a few.

2022 BMW 2 Series Vs Mercedes-Benz A-Class

2022 BMW 2 Series Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Engine ·        2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol (220i)

·        2.0-itre four-cylinder diesel (220d)

·        3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo petrol (M240i)

·        1.3-litre turbo petrol

·        2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel

·        2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol

Power ·        181BHP

·        187BHP

·        39BHP

·        163BHP

·        150BHP

·        306BHP

Torque ·        300Nm

·        400Nm

·        500Nm

·        250Nm

·        320Nm

·        400Nm

0-100kmph 4.3 seconds (M240i) 4.8 seconds (A35)
Top Speed 250kmph 250kmph

 

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Harsh Rana

Full-time management student and a part-time automobile enthusiast. Not much happy about EVs taking over the V8, V10 and V12 motors.

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