The all-new 2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe has been unveiled after numerous leaks of BMW’s worst-kept secret for this year. The all-new 2 Series Coupe now rides on BMW’s Cluster Architecture (CLAR) that’s shared with the rest of the lineup, including the 4 Series, Z4, 5 Series, 3 Series, among other BMWs.
The migration to the new platform gives the 2 Series a 12 percent increase in rigidity, while the wider track gives the 2 Series better grip while cornering. There’s also a new suspension with more aluminum components for reduced unsprung weight, while the optional M Sport suspension and new Adaptive M Chassis with adaptive dampers should further make the 2 Series Coupe an even sportier car to drive than before.
Styling-wise, the all-new BMW 2 Series is a handsome machine. Thankfully, the 2 Series isn’t wearing the giant kidney grille found in the 4 Series or its M4 high-performance sibling. Upfront, the grille is much more conventional, which is then flanked by a pair of adaptive LED headlights. Whether it’s the standard 2 Series, M Sport, or M240i, the front end features a sporty front bumper.
The sides of the all-new 2 Series have widened shoulders than before, and this is further evident when you look at the vehicle from the rear. There are also a new pair of LED taillights and a trunk lid with an integrated spoiler design.
Inside, the all-new 2022 BMW 2 Series adopts a familiar styling cue that’s almost the same as the 3 Series and 4 Series. It’s no bad thing though since the air of familiarity makes the interior easy to use. In addition, the all-new interior layout addresses the previous model’s shortcoming, which is the less than stellar interior materials and quality. Analog gauges and an 8.8-inch infotainment screen come as standard, while a 12.3-inch Live Cockpit Professional digital gauge cluster and a bigger 10.25-inch screen are an option. Both systems use iDrive 7, which comes with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.
The engine range of the 2022 BMW 2 Series starts with the 220i, which is powered by a 2.0-liter inline-4 turbo gasoline engine that produces 181 hp and 300 Nm of torque. Next is the 230i which is powered by the same engine as the 220i, but is now uprated to 255 hp and 400 Nm of torque. The peak of the gasoline engine range is the M240i, which uses a 3.0-liter inline-6 turbo gasoline engine pumping out 369 hp and 500 Nm of torque. 0-100 kph with this engine happens in just 4.3 seconds.
If you want diesel power, then there’s the 220d, which gets a 2.0-liter inline-4 turbo diesel engine that produces 187 hp and 400 Nm of torque. All of the aforementioned engines are mated to a ZF 8-speed automatic driving the rear wheels, though the M240i comes with xDrive AWD as standard with an M Sport differential.
As with every modern car nowadays, the all-new 2022 BMW 2 Series can be equipped with a plethora of advanced driver-assist systems such as full-speed radar cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, automatic emergency braking, just to name a few.
The all-new 2022 BMW 2 Series will go on sale in overseas markets near the end of 2021, while a Philippine launch could happen by early or mid-2021.