With BMW’s 1-Series Coupe and Convertible on their way out, their place in the lineup – and on the showroom floor at Braman BMW Jupiter – will be taken by the stylish and sexy 2-Series. Making its debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show this week, the 2-Series is the inheritor of the sporting mantle of the beloved BMW 2002 of 60s and 70s.
The 2-Series will arrive late in the 2014 model year arrival and its pricing will start at $33,025, with two models will be available initially: a base 228i and sporty M235i, which marks the arrival of BMW’s M Performance line of cars here in the U.S. Pricing of the M235i is expected to be in the $44,000 range.
The 228i is powered by BMW’s familiar turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, producing 240-horsepower and 258-pound-feet of torque rating. The M235i is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six, whose output registers at 322 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual is standard while an eight-speed automatic is offered as an option.
The standard equipment list for the BMW 2 Series Coupe starts with the iDrive Controller and screen as well as Bluetooth hands-free and USB port. Standard equipment for the BMW 2 Series Coupe also includes Driving Experience Control – which allows the driver to adjust the suspension set-up as desired – and dual zone automatic climate control.
With the optional Navigation system on board, iDrive brings with it an 8.8-inch Control Display and a Touch Controller with touch-sensitive surface which allows the driver to input characters. Among the equipment available to fulfill individual communication and entertainment requirements are Bluetooth audio streaming and the Harman Kardon HiFi system.
For detailed information about the new 2-Series, click here. To see video of the 2-Series convertible testing at the Nürburgring, click here.
Looking even farther into the future, the 2-Series family is set to expand with a 2-Series Convertible joining the lineup later in 2014. We may also see the introduction of a new range of front-wheel-drive BMWs here in the U.S., although the company has yet to formally announce the vehicles. However, an undisguised version was recently spotted during road testing while wearing a 225i badge, so expect to see these cars in the Braman BMW showroom sometime in 2015.
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