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Brand New BMW 2 Series 218i Sport 4dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active guard plusAnalogue instrument cluster
Attentiveness assistAuto start-stop
BMW emergency callBMW Online services
BMW TeleservicesCheck Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
Connected eDrive ServicesCruise control with braking function
Eco pro modeElectric Power Steering (EPS) with Servotronic
iDrive controller on centre consoleIntegrated navigation data with map data via USB +features such as 3D landmarks and micro city models
Integrated owners handbookLane departure warning system
On board computer - average speed+fuel consumption, service interval, clock/date, odometer/trip meter, outside temperature display and ice warningOptimum shift indicator
Personal ProfilePull away assistant
Speed limiting function 

Entertainment

Bluetooth audio streamingDAB Digital radio

Exterior Features

Active aerodynamicsAutomatically dimming rear view mirror
Body colour door handlesBody colour mirror caps
Chrome exhaust single tailpipe, roundDirection indicator side lights integrated exterior mirrors
Electric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip control, anti-trap facility and comfort closingFading support
Follow me home headlightsFront and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elements
Front bumper in Body colour with exclusive Sport air inlets finished in High gloss BlackFront door sill finishers in black plastic with BMW designation
Heated, electrically adjustable exterior mirror aspheric on driver side, convex on passenger sideHigh gloss black B pillar finish
High gloss shadow line exterior trimHigh level third brake light
Kidney grille with 14 chrome high gloss black vertical barsLED daytime running lights
LED front fog lightsLightweight engineering
Model designation on right side of tailgateRain sensor with automatic headlight activation
Rear bumper in Body colour with exclusive Sport design elements finished in High gloss BlackRear fog lights
Reversing light in rear light clusterTrailer stability control

Interior Features

12V power socket in centre console2 cupholders in front centre console
3 rear seat head restraints3 spoke sports leather steering wheel with black stitching
40:20:40 split folding rear seatAnthracite floor mats
Automatic two zone climate control air conditioningBag hook in luggage compartment
Child seat ISOFIX attachment for two outer rear seats and front passenger seat with anchorage pointsConditioned based service
Foldable luggage compartment floorFolding storage compartment instrument panel driver's side
Front and rear door pocketsFront and rear side armrests integrated into door trim
Front Armrest foldable with integrated storage compartmentFront head restraints
Front sports seats with electric side bolster adjustmentGlovebox with light
Luggage compartment lightingManually adjustment steering wheel column
Multi-function controls for steering wheelSun visors with vanity mirrors and insert tab
Through loading system with 40/20/40 split folding rear seatTwo lashing eyes
Welcome lighting 

Packs

Extended storage pack - 2 Series Gran Coupe 

Safety

2 tone horn3 point seatbelts on all seats, front pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limiters, rear coded belt buckles
Airbag - Front driver and passenger, front and rear head, front side, curtain head protection, manual deactivation of front passenger airbag possibleAnti lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist
Brake dryingBraking readiness
City braking functionCrash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut off, interior lighting + activation of safety battery terminal clamp
Dynamic stability control + (DSC+)Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Electrically operated hand brakeRear brake discs
Rear child proof door locksSeat belt security check for driver and front passenger
Seatbelt warningSide impact protection
Tyre pressure monitoring systemVentilated front disc brakes
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartmentDeadlocking function system to all doors
Drive away door lockingLocking wheel bolts
Remote control with integrated key with High-gloss Black inlay and M designationStart/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation button
Thatcham Cat.1 alarm with remote control and immobiliser 

Technical

6 speed manual transmissionAnti roll bar front and rear
Balancer shaftDouble VANOS
Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport modeElectronic differential lock
Engine cover with BMW roundel twin power turbo designationHigh precision injection
Petrol Particulate FilterVALVETRONIC engine management

Trim

Contrast stitching on instrument panelIlluminated Berlin interior trim

Wheels

Reduced rolling resistance tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)123Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb136WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max142
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min136WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High132
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max138WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min131
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High117WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max122
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min116WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low191
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max193WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min191
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium137WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max142
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min137 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1499Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)94.6
Engine CodeB38A15M1Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryTWIN TURBOGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves12TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrueWLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max6.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High5.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min5.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High5.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max5.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min5.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low8.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max8.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min8.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max6.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min6
WLTP - MPG - Comb47.1WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max45.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min47.1WLTP - MPG - Extra High48.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max46.3WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min48.7
WLTP - MPG - High55.4WLTP - MPG - High - Max52.3
WLTP - MPG - High - Min55.4WLTP - MPG - Low33.6
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max33.2WLTP - MPG - Low - Min33.6
WLTP - MPG - Medium47.1WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max44.8
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min47.1 

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power140
Coin DescriptioniCoin SeriesSport
Generation Mark1Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0722E
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.7Engine Power - BHP140
Engine Power - KW103Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4600Engine Torque - LBS.FT162
Engine Torque - MKG22.4Engine Torque - NM220
Engine Torque - RPM1480Top Speed134

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleSecond Act 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear225/45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleDOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 549Wheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1420Length4526
Wheelbase2670Width1800
Width (including mirrors)2081 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)42Gross Vehicle Weight1885
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)430Max. Loading Weight535
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked1300
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked710Minimum Kerbweight1350
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

Ten Second Review

With this 2 Series Gran Coupe model, BMW belatedly joins the market for compact four-door coupes that previously Mercedes had almost to itself with their CLA. It shares nearly all its engineering with the 1 Series hatch, which means it's front-driven. But it's very much more aspirational.

Background

You might well be a little unfamiliar with BMW's 'Gran Coupe' formula, even though it's been around since 2012. That was when the Munich maker launched its 6 Series Gran Coupe, basically a four-door coupe based on a 3-box saloon shape for executives wanting something a little more fashionable. Since then, we've also had 4 Series and 8 Series Gran Coupe models. But strangely, never a smaller take on the four-door coupe concept that would take on the car that most tend to think of when it comes to a more compact interpretation of this kind of design, the very profitable Mercedes CLA. This 2 Series Gran Coupe model though, is that car.

Driving Experience

2 Series in BMW-speak can mean two very different things. Either something practical and resolutely unsporting in the form of the front-driven 2 Series Active Tourer compact MPV. Or rewarding and quite dynamic in the form of the rear wheel drive 2 Series Coupe or, to a lesser extent, the 2 Series Convertible. This 2 Series Gran Coupe is front-driven like the Active Tourer but uses the more advanced FAAR platform we've recently seen introduced with the third generation 1 Series hatch for at least some of the BMW 'Ultimate Driving Machine' vibe that you'd ideally want this car to be able to deliver. For our market, the entry-level version in the range is the 218i petrol variant, which uses a 1.5-litre three cylinder 140hp unit and can be had with the option of dual-clutch automatic transmission. There's also a 150hp 218d diesel model. The other two derivatives can be had only with the brand's 8-speed Sport auto transmission. If you've your sensible shoes on, you'll want the 220d, which is offered in front driven or xDrive forms and has a 2.0-litre 190hp four cylinder diesel. If you haven't, you'll be more drawn to the current range flagship, the M235i xDrive, which has a 2.0-litre four cylinder petrol turbo developing 306hp and AWD to better transmit torque to the tarmac. It makes 62mph from rest in just 4.9s and has to be artificially restrained at 155mph.

Design and Build

You'll buy this car because of the way it looks - no question. Like most four-door coupes, this one is distinguished by frameless side windows and a swept-back silhouette which makes the car look a fraction more compact than it actually is. This 2 Series Gran Coupe is 4,526mm long and 1,800mm wide, but stands just 1,420mm tall. And it offers plenty of overtaking presence. The slightly angled full-LED headlights draw attention to the familiar BMW kidney grille, which features bars contoured with an eyecatching vertical indentation. Take a seat up-front and the dash layout is pretty much lifted straight from the 1 Series hatch, which means you get an 8.8-inch 'Live Cockpit Plus' infotainment screen with base 'Sport' trim or a larger 10.25-inch monitor with the 'Digital Cockpit Professional' package that comes with the 'M Sport' or 'M235i models. Where this car aims to steal a bit of ground over its Mercedes CLA rival is when it comes to back seat space. A 2,670mm wheelbase means that there's reasonable space of knees and legs in the rear. Passengers in this part of the car get 33mm more knee room than they would in a two-door 2 Series Coupe, while the seating position is 12mm higher with 14mm more headroom when the optional panoramic roof is specified. Out back, there's a decently sized 430-litre boot, which can be extended by folding down the 40:20:40-split backrest.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £26,000 for the base 218i petrol 'Sport' variant; you'll need £1,350 more to add dual-clutch automatic transmission to it. The 220d diesel costs from around £31,500 in 'Sport' form. In either case, you'll need £2,500 more to add ritzier 'M Sport' trim. You'll need a budget of well over £37,000 for the M235i xDrive variant. As you'd expect for that kind of cash, all variants get an extremely high standard of spec, including full-LED headlights, sports seats and BMW's 'Live Cockpit Plus' package, which gives you an 8-8-inch control display with touch function. 'Sport'-spec models get 17-inch wheels, LED front foglights, front and rear parking sensors, and auto-dipping rear view mirror and two-zone climate control, plus BMW's 'Drive Performance Control' driving modes system. 'M Sport' variants meanwhile, are upgraded to 18-inch M light alloy Double-spoke rims. 'M Sport' and M235i variants also get the upgraded 'Live Cockpit Professional' infotainment package with its larger centre-dash 10.25-inch touchscreen and its "Hey BMW' 'Intelligent Personal Assistant' which will allow you to operate many of the car's major functions by merely speaking a command. Plus with this top trim level there's M Sport-tuned steering and suspension. And an aerodynamic body styling kit that re-styles both the front and rear bumpers.

Cost of Ownership

As you'd expect, the engineering here is prioritised towards improving efficiency. As a result, the base three cylinder 218i manages up to 47.1mpg (WLTP) and up to 114g/km (NEDC) in manual form. And the 220d delivers up to 57.6mpg (WLTP) and 110g/km (NEDC). The top M235i xDrive variant returns up to 37.2mpg (WLTP) and up to 153g/km (NEDC). On models with auto transmission, this car can be particularly efficient thanks to intelligent connectivity that enables the two auto gearboxes to adapt their shift strategy according to the planned route and driving situation. If this model is equipped with Active Cruise Control, both transmissions will factor in the data from this system and the standard Navigation, to avoid unnecessary gear changes in a quick succession of bends. Across the range, efficiency is also aided by coasting and Auto Start Stop functions that take their cue from the data supplied by the navigation system, the front-mounted camera and the sensors for the optional driving assistance systems. The coasting function de-couples the powertrain from the transmission at cruising speeds when the car is running in either its 'Comfort' or 'ECO PRO' driving modes.

Summary

It's surprising that it took BMW so long to bring us this car. It's arch-rival, the Mercedes CLA, has after all been around since 2013 demonstrating the very real global demand for a compact saloon with a trendy coupe-like vibe. Whether you prefer BMW's take on this concept will be purely down to personal preference. It doesn't bring anything particularly new to this profitable sub-segment, but it has the required technology, style and sheer swagger to make the necessary impact. If you were already thinking of buying the 1 Series hatch, we'd encourage you to also consider this Gran Coupe because it's essentially the same car without much of a practicality downside and a considerably more stylish feel. That in a nutshell sums up what this kind of car is all about. Late to this party BMW may be, but the brand has come ready to make an impact.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
60%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards. Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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