BMW is fine-tuning the new 2 Series Coupé‘s steering and suspension systems on both public roads and race tracks (including the mandatory Nordschleife pilgrimage) before it heads to production in late summer 2021. The new 2 Series Coupé will retain the rear-wheel-drive setup, and BMW promises an almost 50:50 balanced axle load distribution and a static torsional stiffness that is up by around 12% over the predecessor.
In addition, the front and rear tracks are wider, which should effectively reduce body roll and wheel load fluctuations during sporty cornering. All variants of the new 2 Series Coupé will be equipped with stroke-dependent dampers as standard, which are claimed to offer a noticeably optimized balance between sportiness and ride comfort. The Adaptive M Chassis with electronically controlled dampers is an option, which will offer an option of activating an appropriate mapping (a mode, in simple terms) for both sporty and comfort-oriented driving. The Variable Sports Steering is also an option.
As for the aerodynamics, the new 2 Series Coupé will have model-specific front splitter, air curtains, and underbody covers to optimize the air flow. BMW claims that the front axle lift has been reduced by 50% compared to the predecessor.
The new 2 Series Coupé will debut with a M240i xDrive variant, powered by a straight-six turbocharged petrol engine that pumps out 275 kW (374 metric hp), and is paired with an 8-speed Steptronic Sport (automatic) gearbox and rear-biased xDrive all-wheel-drive system. There’s no official word on the new M2 yet.