The first-ever BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe available in SA

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe :Images supplied.

The first-ever BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is now avail­able in South African brand show­rooms.

For the first time, the four-door coupe con­cept is already enjoy­ing the sub­stan­tial suc­cess in a high­er vehi­cle class­es into the pre­mi­um com­pact seg­ment.

Illus­tri­ous auto­mo­bile, boast­ing a back­up of an inno­v­a­tive oper­a­tion, con­nec­tiv­i­ty tech­nol­o­gy, excel­lent usabil­i­ty, dynam­ic capa­bil­i­ty, BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe injects fresh unique­ness dose, inno­v­a­tive attrac­tive­ness and emo­tion­al engage­ment.

Notable fea­tures include dynam­ic, stretched sil­hou­ette.

The four frame­less side win­dows and the rear lights extend into the cen­tre of the rear end, merges into a high-gloss black band encir­cling the cen­tral BMW badge.

The 2 Series Gran Coupe is 4,526 mil­lime­tres length, 1,800 mil­lime­tres width, and 1,420 mil­lime­tres tall.

Despite its low-slung, sporty appear­ance, BMW 2 Series Coupe has enough space to cater for pas­sen­gers.

Pas­sen­ger seats

This is as a result to the 2,670‑millimetre wheel­base, while the dri­ver can expand the 430‑litre load com­part­ment in var­i­ous ways.

Dynam­ic front end with fresh inter­pre­ta­tion of BMW icons, the angled head­lights (full-LED is stan­dard) form­ing the promi­nent BMW four-eyed face draw atten­tion to the famil­iar BMW kid­ney grille, which takes the form of a large and con­nect­ed ele­ment.

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe sets out to estab­lish the dynam­ic yard­stick in its class.

The inno­v­a­tive BMW front-wheel-dri­ve archi­tec­ture pro­vides the under­pin­nings which the Gran Coupe shares with the new BMW 1 Series, along with an array of oth­er tech­no­log­i­cal devel­op­ments.

The near-actu­a­tor wheel slip lim­i­ta­tion (ARB) tech­nol­o­gy famil­iar from the BMW i3s allows the con­trol of the wheel slip much more sen­si­tive­ly and swift­ly than before.

The stan­dard yaw moment dis­tri­b­u­tion sys­tem BMW Per­for­mance Con­trol assist the ARB task, increas­ing han­dling agili­ty by intel­li­gent­ly apply­ing the brakes at the wheels on the inside of the bend before reach­ing the slip thresh­old and ensures neu­tral steer­ing behav­iour.

Stan­dard spec­i­fi­ca­tion for the sporty BMW M235i xDrive range-top­per includes BMW xDrive all-wheel dri­ve, a mechan­i­cal Tors­en lim­it­ed-slip dif­fer­en­tial, M Sport steer­ing and M Sport brakes.

BMW 235i x Dri­ve. Pic sup­plied

The eight-speed Step­tron­ic Sport trans­mis­sion also fea­tures a Launch Con­trol mode.

Rac­ing cars inspires the three-dimen­sion­al mesh replac­ing the bars in the kid­ney grille, adding an allur­ing visu­al fea­ture.

Besides the BMW M235i xDrive mod­el, cus­tomers can choose from three equip­ment lines includ­ing Basic, Sport Line and M Sport.

One diesel and two petrol engines will be avail­able at the launch.

BMW 220d Mod­el M Sport, Storm bay metal­lic. Pic sup­plied
  • The three-cylin­der petrol with 103 kW in the BMW 218i, a 140 kW four-cylin­der diesel unit in the BMW 220d and the BMW Group’s most pow­er­ful four-cylin­der engine – devel­op­ing 225 kW – in the BMW M235i xDrive.

The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe enjoys inno­v­a­tive dri­ver assis­tance sys­tems fil­ter­ing down from high­er mod­els.

The lane depar­ture warn­ing along with active lane return is option­al.

These include active cruise con­trol, the dri­ving assis­tant, lane change warn­ing, rear col­li­sion warn­ing includ­ing cross­ing traf­fic warn­ing, plus the inno­v­a­tive revers­ing assis­tant.

If it has the option of spe­cif­ic BMW dig­i­tal key, the dri­ver can use smart­phone to lock and unlock BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe.           .

The engine can start as soon as the dri­ver places smart­phone in its tray.

The BMW Intel­li­gent Per­son­al Assis­tant is part of the control/operating con­cept.

As a ful­ly-fledged BMW expert, this dig­i­tal char­ac­ter can learn rou­tines and habits and sub­se­quent­ly apply them in the appro­pri­ate con­text.

It can also pro­vide casu­al con­ver­sa­tion, throw­ing in the occa­sion­al joke or relat­ing inter­est­ing sto­ries.

Nav­i­ga­tion ser­vices allow inter­nal and exter­nal infor­ma­tion to be fac­tored into route plan­ning.

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe dri­vers will be able to send des­ti­na­tions from var­i­ous apps straight to their car’s nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem, stor­ing and bring­ing them into line.

Rec­om­mend­ed retail prices in South Africa (includ­ing VAT, exclud­ing CO2 tax):

218i – R 515 000

220d – R 595 000

M235i xDrive – R 725 000

Local images will be made avail­able on the BMW South Africa Press­Club after the nation­al lock­down.

 

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