Following its web reveal earlier this week, BMW has released video footage of the new 2 Series Coupe making its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England.
In the new clip, former British Touring Car Champion Paul O’Neill takes us through the car’s highlights, together with BMW Product Operations Manager Charles Turner.
Want to see the new BMW 2 Series Coupe in action? BMW has also released some driving footage of the new sports coupe.
As a reminder the new 2 Series Coupe, which is due in South Africa in early 2022, remains the only sub-3 Series model to be built on a rear-wheel drive platform. But just how much longer can they call it a 2 Series? We say this because the new model is a full 105 mm longer than its predecessor, and 64 mm wider, although BMW has lowered it by 28 mm.
Yet while it retains the RWD platform, the new 2 Series also offers an all-wheel drive configuration for the first time, with a rear-biased xDrive system being fitted as standard to the new M240i variant. The BMW 220i retains it rear-wheel drive format.
The M240i xDrive (which will be the flagship until the next M2 arrives) is powered by a brawnier version of BMW’s 3-litre straight six turbopetrol, now producing 285 kW and 500 N.m.
M Sport suspension, as well as variable sport steering, are standard on the new 2 Series Coupe, while the M240i xDrive receives a model-specific version of the aforementioned suspension, as well as an M Sport rear axle differential, additional front axle struts and M Sport brakes.
Watch this space for South African pricing and specifications nearer to launch.