Richmond Hill, ON. – BMW is pleased to introduce the all-new compact 2 Series Gran Coupé, offering an extroverted, performance-oriented entry point in to BMW ownership. The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé is a low-slung, sporty four-door Coupé with frameless windows and a wide stance, traditional design features of two-door Coupés. The low wide and sporting 228i xDrive Gran Coupé and M235i xDrive Gran Coupé models deliver the styling and design, everyday usability and space, agility and handling, connectivity and technology, combined with the latest driver assistance and safety systems that BMW customers have come to expect.
The BMW 228i xDrive model is powered by the 2.0-liter four-cylinder version of BMW’s B modular engine family, delivering an output of 228 hp @ 5,000 – 6,000 rpm and 258 lb-ft of torque @ 1,450 – 4,500 rpm. Torque is transferred through the standard 8-speed Sport automatic transmission and BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system to the wheels. The BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupé ups the performance quotient by delivering 301 hp @ 5,000 – 6,250 rpm and 332 lb-ft of torque @ 1,750 – 4,500 rpm from a tuned version of the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder modular engine… The M235i xDrive Gran Coupé accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds (4.7 seconds with the optional M Performance Package’s overboost function) and reaches a top speed of 250 km/h when equipped with performance non-runflat tires.
The new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé adopts technology from the BMW i3 in the form of the near-actuator wheel slip limitation (ARB) system. This control system significantly improves traction when cornering or accelerating on wet or icy conditions, and allows wheel slip to be controlled, precisely and quickly. The BMW M235i xDrive includes a newly developed standard mechanical Torsen limited-slip differential, which gives the car an even sharper dynamic edge by creating a locking effect between the front wheels. The interior of the first ever BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé combines a sporting focus, upscale materials and a use of space designed with exhilarating drives on your favorite twisty road and family life and long-distance journeys in mind. Details such as backlit interior trim and differing grain effects between the steering wheel, instrument panel and doors and contrast seams on the dashboard add modern and premium quality touches to the four-door Coupé. Controls are geared to the driver and grouped together in clusters for easy operability.