To fill the gap between the 220i and the M240i, BMW will launch the 230i in the spring, with 245 hp.
Same players, play again. The 2 Series Coupe range at BMW is growing, and unsurprisingly, we find the elements already present on the previous generation, practically to the letter and to the nearest horse. Currently, the range of the new 2 Series is made up of three versions: a 190 hp 220d diesel, a 220i appeal which attracts more “mainstream” customers and an M240i intended for athletes who do not have want to wait for the M2 or who can’t afford it. Soon, a new well-known intermediate variant will appear in Europe.
A 230i for a compromise
You are allergic to diesel (and therefore to the 220d), the 184 hp of the 220i are too shy for you, and you do not want to be murdered by the taxes on the six-cylinder of the M240i (and 7000 and 18000 € of penalty)? The new 230i will be made for you. Traditionally, this version is not the most sold in Europe. It is in fact especially very popular in the United States where the 2.0 turbo are popular, a market where it has also been present for a few months.
The four-cylinder B48 block will claim 245 hp and 400 Nm of torque and will be exclusively associated with the eight-speed automatic gearbox. The performances are thus far from being ridiculous, with a 0 to 100 shot in 5.9 seconds, despite the absence of the xDrive transmission. According to the first information from the BMW Blog, the M Sport differential will be available as an option.
The prices are not yet known (the launch is scheduled for March), but they should be around €44,000 in France, excluding penalties.