2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe Mixes Jazz and Photoshop, Becomes a Shooting Brake

Having been unveiled almost one year ago, the new generation BMW 2 Series Coupe has already fallen into the hands of rendering artists. It’s been imagined in a number of different ways, and one of the latest proposals brings back the Shooting Brake idea.
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Photo: Screenshot Youtube | Theottle
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Kind of reminding us of a three-door 1 Series, albeit with a more sloping roofline behind the B pillars, and bigger rear three-quarter windows, the digital illustrations came courtesy of Theottle, who shared a video of the build online that you can watch at the bottom of the page.

Now, as far as the virtual modifications go, these include the longer roof that now ends with a tailgate. There is a spoiler attached to the latter part and roof rails for a more utilitarian look. The window line has been reshaped in order to fit the new styling, and the taillights, bumper, diffuser, tailpipes, wheels, and pretty much everything else carry over from the real 2 Series Coupe, otherwise in the M240i configuration here.

This model remains the range-topping member of the family, until the new M2 debuts anyway. It packs the brand’s twin-turbo 3.0-liter straight-six engine, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and rear-biased all-wheel drive system. With 382 horsepower and 369 pound-feet (500 Nm) of torque bouncing off the walls, the 0 to 60 mph (0-97 kph) sprint is dealt with in just 4.1 seconds. Top speed is capped at 155 mph (250 kph), and the car returns 26 mpg (9.1 l/100 km) combined.

U.S. pricing for the new M240i xDrive kicks off at $48,550, whereas the 230i, with its 255 hp and 294 lb-ft (399 Nm) 2.0-liter four-banger, and rear-wheel drive, can be had from $36,350. The entry-level version is 1.4 seconds slower to 60 mph (97 kph) and has an identical top speed.

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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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