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2021 BMW 2 Series Coupe revealed. It was going to have a debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and a subsequent introduction in international markets in early 2022.
As for the car itself, starting off with the design it has seen a big redesign that brings it into line with newer BMW models. Instantly, there are noticeable changes to the vertically oriented grilles that adorn the new 4 Series, M3 and M4 are absent. Furthermore, there is the sportier M240i is marked out specifically by its squared-off sports exhaust, a bespoke front splitter, colour coded rear spoiler, grey trim elements and unique 19-inch M Sport alloy wheels. Whereas the M Sport styling package brings 18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive LED headlights, variable sports steering and a host of other optional extras.
As for the powertrain, it is offered in three variants which includes the petrol 220i, with a 2.0-litre turbo four sending 184hp and 300Nm to the rear axle; the 220d, with a mild-hybrid 2.0-litre diesel four making 191hp and 400Nm; and to sum it up the M240i xDrive, which has a 3.0-litre petrol straight six and four-wheel drive. This will top the line-up with 374hp and 500Nm until the full-fat M2 Coupé arrives later in 2022.
There are some other changes to the gearbox too, where each model uses an 8-speed automatic gearbox with launch control and sprint mode functionality. It adds an new electronic rear differential in line with its heightened handling focus, and its xDrive four-wheel drive system is programmed to give a rear bias in true BMW sports car fashion. A mid-rung 244hp 230i variant, due in summer 2022, will also be available with a differential on the rear axle.
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