The new BMW 2 series Coupe has made significant strides in development and is nearing completion. The vehicle is now undergoing final tuning of the suspension and drivetrain. BMW has mixed a near 50:50 weight distribution, an inline 6 cylinder engine powering the rear wheels, and a stiffened body into the package of the upcoming 2 series.
BMW has been testing the vehicle in a wide array of locations. The suspension, chassis, steering, and braking systems were put to the test on the Nürburgring's Nordschleife. Meanwhile the vehicle was also being developed as a suitable daily driver: with testing occurring on country roads in Munich and at a BMW testing facility in Maisach.
BMW's testing and development seems to have paid off. The M240i xDrive gets a power bump of 47 horsepower, raising its output to 392 horsepower coming out of the 3.0L inline 6-cylinder turbocharged engine. Power is distributed through the rear biased xDrive system via an 8 speed transmission. Further improvements have also been made in the body of the vehicle- the new 2 series is also about 12% stiffer than its predecessor.
With the approach of the 2 series arrival, BMW has released a few details about its introduction. The 230i and 240i xDrive coupes will be launched first, followed by the 230i xDrive and M240i coupes. Production is set to start in summer of this year.
We will keep you updated on the new 2 series as we receive news.