BMW 2 Series Range Will Get New Engine Options Starting this Spring

If you’re one of the many 2 Series lovers out there, you’ll be pleased to learn that new entry-level choices will be introduced by BMW for the range starting this spring. Yes, we’re including the 2 Series Active Tourer here as well, even though we don’t like it.
BMW 2 Series Range 1 photo
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The Coupe and Convertible models will be available with a 3-cylinder 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol mill that will be wearing the 218i moniker on the boot. They are capable of making 136 HP and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque and return decent numbers.

Being the entry-level choice, don’t expect them to be drag race monsters. The acceleration from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes 8.8 seconds in the manual coupe and 9.4 seconds in the manual convertible. You can also go for an 8-speed automatic transmission if you want but that won’t improve acceleration times as the Coupe will be 0.1 seconds slower while the Convertible will negotiate the acceleration 0.2 second slower.

On the diesel side of things, the 220d will be getting the new B47 4-cylinder 2-liter oil burner from its bigger siblings, making 190 HP and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque that can also be hooked up to xDrive.

As standard, this model comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission and accelerates to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds. The average fuel consumption sits between 4.7 and 4.3 l/100 km (50 to 54 US mpg).

For the 2 Series Active Tourer a new entry-level diesel will also be introduced in the shape of the 214d. Fitted with a 3-cylinder 1.5-liter diesel engine making 95 HP and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque, this thing will not be fast at all and not even economic, despite BMW claiming that it will return 61.8 mpg.
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