BMW 2 Series Coupe Review
The entry level BMW 1-Series has everything to offer which could have been fitted in an entry level hatchback. Now imagine, all those features embedded and more in a more stylish and suave Coupe design, and we present to you BMW 2 Series. In the entry level segment, truly 2 Series doesn't really go against any direct competition which makes it one of a kind drive and amazingly impressive at that. The innovative designing and a plethora of features make it one of the best little luxuries of all time. BMW 2-Series has been in action since 2014 and has received a fair amount of positive responses, mainly because it brings in all-sport characteristics with a moderate price tag.
Engine, Mileage & Variants
In the Indonesian market segment, BMW 2 Series is offered in three engine types namely BMW 2 Series Coupe 220i, BMW 2 Series Coupe m235i and BMW 2 Series Coupe 220d. The first two variants embed a petrol engine while the latter one includes a diesel engine in its arsenal. 220i delivers a maximum power output measuring 184 hp between 5000 to 6250 rpm alongside a maximum torque of 270 Nm between 1250 to 4500 rpm. The coupe m235i delivers a maximum power output measuring 326 hp between 5800 to 6000 rpm alongside a maximum torque of 450 Nm between 1300 to 4500 rpm. 220d delivers a maximum power output measuring 184 hp at 4000 rpm alongside a maximum torque of 380 Nm between 1750 to 2750 rpm.The best acceleration count is given by m135i reaching 0-100 kmph mark from a halt in just 5 seconds while the top speed is electronically limited to 250 kmph. In terms of mileage, the best numbers are given by 220d which delivers amazing numbers measuring 20.5 kmph.
BMW 2 Series is launched in the Indonesia market segment in a Coupe avatar. The overall dimensions of this car measure 4432 x 1774 x 1418mm alongside a wheelbase clocking 2690mm. This coupe's exterior design is highlighted in contour lines added to its bonnet, hallmark BMW kidney grille, pointed headlamps, sloping rear profile with shark fin tail to maintain aerodynamics, L-shaped LED headlight and wind tunnel tested spoiler that improvise downforce driving at high speeds. Standard wheel size comes fitted in tourer is of 16-inch with complete tire size 205/60 R16.
Sitting inside the cockpit of BMW 2 Series, you will find everything is set ergonomically in easy approach; centre console inclined towards the driver, 8.8-inch touch screen display showing information related to the vehicle assisting driver and electric switches control mounted on steering wheel. Technological advancements are equipped inside which entertain you on one side, on the other assist you to travel safe. ConnectedDrive Services offers you complete set of services including online entertainment, BMW Apps, real time traffic information. Concierge services. Intelligent emergency calls, iDrive Touch Controller and much more. Being a coupe, there isnt much boot space available, however 390-litres of storage space provided seems more than enough.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Safety is all thanks to ConnectedDrrive Services which delivers useful information to the driver including location, weather, online search, navigation, webcams, parking information, travel and guiding. Also, packed with the Driving Assistant feature that combines Lane Departure Warning and Approach Warning System warning you against any possible collision in case of adhesion with the lane. Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) keep you informed about the actual traffic conditions ahead, road surface. Other features that supports in better braking and handling of this vehicle, includes adaptive M suspension, variable sport steering with Servotronic, comfort mode, ECO PRO mode and much more.
BMW 2 Series Coupe is good to look at, good to drive, handles amazingly at high speeds and fits in a reasonable price tag. Its actually a bag of all good and little bad, making it one of the best entry level luxuries available in the market today.