BMW has globally unveiled the 2 Series Coupe and Convertible facelifts, which get minor design tweaks on the exterior, LED headlights and refreshed interiors. BMW says more than 140,000 units of the Leipzig-built models have been delivered so far. The biggest markets are the USA, Britain and Germany.
Both models are now fitted as standard with bi-LED headlights. The main headlights can also be specified in adaptive full-LED form as an option. The kidney grille is now larger giving the front end a wider look and a sporty appeal. The outer air intakes in the three-section front end are now larger too. The single-piece rear lights (LEDs as standard) with hallmark BMW L-shape extends well into the flanks.
The interiors feature a new instrument panel. The elegant design is accentuated by a host of details, such as contrast stitching and high-gloss black surfacing for the centre stack and the chrome elements for the control panels in the doors. There are some new cloth or leather seat upholstery, interior trim strips in aluminium or fine wood and high-gloss black panels with chrome accents providing greater scope for individualization. The high-resolution 8.8-inch touchscreen display gets an optional Navigation system. Latest generation of the iDrive comes as standard.
Optional extras include wireless charging, Apple CarPlay and in-car WiFi hotspot which provides a high-speed mobile internet connection for up to ten devices.
The list of assistance systems customers can specify includes Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function. The Driving Assistant is also available as an option and comprises the Lane Departure Warning system and City Collision Mitigation, which applies the brakes automatically at speeds up to 60 km/h (37 mph) in response to an imminent collision with a car, motorcycle or a pedestrian.
BMW says the convertible’s soft top fabric offers admirable acoustic comfort when closed thanks to additional insulation. Plus, it can be opened while on the move, at speeds of up to 50 km/h (31 mph).
A line-up of 3, 4 and 6-cylinder engines are available for the BMW 2 Series Coupe and BMW 2 Series Convertible, producing outputs from 100 kW/136 hp to 250 kW/340 hp. There are nine drive options to choose from for the BMW 2 Series Coupe and eight for the BMW 2 Series Convertible. The various models channel their power through either a six-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. The automatic comes as standard in the 220i, 230i, 225d and M240i xDrive Coupe and 225d and M240i xDrive Convertible. The 225d and M240i xDrive variants of both the Coupe and Convertible link up as standard with the eight-speed Steptronic Sport version of the automatic, which offers a steering wheel-mounted manual shift function.
On the performance side, the BMW M240i/M240i xDrive gets a 3.0 litre straight-six engine with direct injection and M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology, developing 250 kW/340 hp, propelling the M240i xDrive Coupe, from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds.
Along with the standard model, the Coupe and Convertible are available in Luxury Line, Sport Line and M Sport variants. Mediterranean Blue, Seaside Blue and Sunset Orange have been added to the selection of exterior paint shades. And the choice of light-alloy wheels has also been expanded to 17 designs in 16, 17 and 18-inch formats.
The M240i and 220d variants of the BMW 2 Series Coupe can be ordered either with the rear-wheel drive or BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive. BMW 2 Series Convertible customers can specify xDrive for the M240i.