BMW 2 Series F22
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Compact executive car|
|Body style||2-door coupe (F22)
5-door Compact MPV (Active Tourer)(F45)
|Layout||FR layout (F22)
FF layout (F45)
|Related||BMW 1 Series|
|Wheelbase||Coupe: 2,690 mm (105.9 in)|
|Length||Coupe: 4,432 mm (174.5 in)
AT: 4,342 mm (170.9 in)
|Width||Coupe: 1,774 mm (69.8 in)
AT: 1,800 mm (70.9 in)
|Height||Coupe: 1,418 mm (55.8 in)
AT: 1,555 mm (61.2 in)
The BMW 2 Series is a compact executive car produced by BMW. The 2-Series has several different body styles. It is available as a compact coupe that replaced the 1 Series coupe, or as a convertible model that replaces the 1 Series convertible in the BMW lineup. There is also a new Compact MPV body style, which BMW refers to as an Active Tourer. The 2-Series Active Tourer is unrelated to the coupe and convertible models. While it shares the 2-series name, it is built on a totally different front wheel drive platform that is shared with the 3rd generation MINI Cooper dubbed UKL1. The 2-Series currently competes with new models from Audi and Mercedes-Benz, the A3 Sedan and the CLA Class, respectively, until BMW releases its own front wheel drive/ all wheel drive compact sedan.
Unlike the 1 Series, the 2 Series feature sleeker headlamps and a more aggressive grille and front fascia.
BMW Concept Active Tourer (2012)
BMW Active Tourer is a plug-in hybrid concept vehicle with 1.5-litre turbo 3-cylinder petrol engine derived from BMW 6-cylinder engines and a synchronous electric motor, lithium-ion battery, High Reflection Silver body colour, front-tilted BMW radiator grille, twin headlines with LED positioning lights (eyebrows) stretching far back into the side panels, multi-faceted front apron, integrated door openers, contrasted side sills with rising shadow line, 20-inch wheels, rear light clusters running well into the side panel, panorama sunroof with electronically-adjustable brightness, 40:20:40-split rear backrests, centrally located vertical metal track is integrated in the back of the front seats, multifunction instrument display with 10.25-inch integrated screen, multicolour Head-Up Display with brightness automatically adapts to the light available, navigation system with 8-inch display, ECO PRO mode with coasting mode.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 Paris Motor Show, followed by 83rd Geneva International Motor Show 2013, Auto Shanghai 2013
BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor (2013)
It is a version of BMW Concept Active Tourer with transversely mounted 1.5-litre petrol engine with front-wheel drive, plug-in hybrid with electric motor, Gold Race Orange body colour, MoonWhite and MoonRock Grey interior leather upholstery, a carrier system for two bicycles (integrated into the interior).
The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 OutDoor in Friedrichshafen, followed by 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, followed by 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.
BMW 2 Series Coupe (F22, 2014-)
Although it was the successor of the 1-Series coupe, it is continuing the BMW 02 coupes as a successor in that segment. The name, 2-Series, is based on BMW's rationalization of its model designations reserving odd numbers for 4-door sedans and even numbers for 2-door coupes and coupe-like cars. Currently at launch, there are the basic models 218d, 220d, 220i, 225d, and the range-topping BMW M235i internationally.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2014 North American International Auto Show, followed by 13th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2014.
Early models include the 220i, M235i (326PS), and 220d 218d (143PS), 225d (218PS) were added in March 2014. 228i (245PS), M235i xDrive (326PS) were added in summer of 2014.
Early American and Canadian models include the 228i (243PS) and M235i (324PS).
UK models went on sale in March 2014. Early models included 220i (184PS), M235i (326PS), 220d (184PS) 228i was added in summer of 2014.
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer (F45, 2014-)
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is the first front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout vehicle sold under BMW vehicle brand, designed to compete directly with the Mercedes-Benz B-Class. xDrive will be offered, as an option. The design is based on the BMW Concept Active Tourer, and is mechanically-related to the MINI Countryman, also built by BMW.
The vehicle was unveiled in 84th Geneva International Motor Show 2014, followed by 2014 Canadian International Auto Show, 13th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2014, 22nd Auto Mobil International Leipzig 2014.
Early models included 218i, 225i, 218d (150PS). 220d (190PS) was set to arrive in September 2014, followed by 220i (192PS) in November 2014.
The ordering of UK models began in 2014-05-16, with deliveries expected to begin in 2014-09-27. Early UK models included 218i (136PS), 218d (143PS). From November 2014, M Sport specification (including 18-inch M Sport alloy wheels, Dakota leather upholstery, High-gloss Shadowline exterior trim, Aluminium hexagon interior trim, M Sport aerodynamic styling, M Sport suspension and M Sport interior styling enhancements) becomes available.
2014 BMW-2-Series M235i side view
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer M Sport Package
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer M Sport Package includes exclusive Estoril Blue body colour, M Aerodynamics package, M Sport suspension, 17 or 18-inch M light-alloy wheels, M leather steering wheel. The 225i Active Tourer with M Sport Package was unveiled in 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
2015 BMW 228i Coupe Track Handling Package
2015 BMW 228i Coupe Track Handling Package, which included Adaptive M Suspension with 10mm lower height, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires on unique 18-inch light-alloy wheels, BMW Variable Sport Steering with mechanical steering rack, and M Sport Brakes (fixed four-piston front calipers, two-piston rear calipers, 13.4/13.6-inch front/rear brake discs, dark blue calipers with M logo), was set to be available in July 2014 (production) for both 6-speed manual and 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission-equipped BMW 228i Coupe models. The 2015 BMW 228i with Track Handling Package was unveiled in 2014 New York International Auto Show.
BMW 2-Series M2 Performance
|Top Speed||155 mph|
|0-60 mph||4.4 secs|
|Torque||465 Nm, 343 ft-lb|
|CO2 Emissions||199 g/km|
|Euro Emissions Standard||6|
|Miles Per Tank||377 miles|