The BMW F22 2 Series Coupé and Cabrio are luxury compact coupés and convertibles produced by German manufacturer BMW since 2013 they are part of the 2 Series lineup. Although it is the successor of the 1-Series coupé, it is continuing the BMW 02 coupés as a successor in that segment. The name, 2-Series, is based on BMW’s rationalization of its model designations reserving odd numbers for 4-door sedans and even numbers for 2-door coupés and coupé-like cars. At launch, there are the basic models BMW F22: 218d, 220d, 220i, 225d, 228i, and the M235i internationally. From 2016, the range-topping M2 will also be available, as a coupé only.
BMW F22 History
The vehicle was unveiled in 2014 North American International Auto Show, followed by 13th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2014. Early models include the 220i, M235i (326PS), and 220d (184PS). 218d (143PS), 225d (218PS) were added in March 2014. 228i (245PS), M235i xDrive (326PS) were added in summer of 2014. On October 13, 2015, the BMW M2 has officially unveiled. Powered by a twin-scroll 3.0-litre straight-six, the M2 boasts 272kW at 6500rpm through to a 7000rpm redline. Torque is listed at 465Nm between 1400-5560rpm, while an overboost function knocks that up to 500Nm between 1450-4750rpm.
Early American and Canadian models include the 228i (243PS) and M235i (324PS).
2015 BMW 228i Coupé Track Handling Package
2015 BMW 228i Coupé Track Handling Package, which included Adaptive M Suspension with 10mm lower height, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires on unique 18-inch light-alloy wheels, BMW Variable Sport Steering with mechanical steering rack, and M Sport Brakes (fixed four-piston front calipers, two-piston rear calipers, 13.4/13.6-inch front/rear brake discs, dark blue calipers with M logo), was set to be available in July 2014 (production) for both 6-speed manual and 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission-equipped BMW 228i Coupé models. The 2015 BMW 228i with Track Handling Package was unveiled in 2014 New York International Auto Show.
BMW M235i Racing
The M235i Racing is a racetrack version of the 2 Series developed by the BMW Motorsport division. It is used at the BMW M235i Racing Cup, a one-make cup within the VLN (Nürburgring Endurance Championship), and is sold to customer teams in other championships.
Its 3.0L straight-six engine develops a maximum output of 333hp (245kW). As a track car aimed at amateur drivers, the car features driver aids such as anti-lock brakes, traction control and dynamic stability control.
BMW M2 F22
In October 2015, BMW revealed the new flagship 2-Series, the M2. It is an indirect successor to the 1-Series M Coupé. The M2 Coupé will begin production in late 2015 and go on sale in the UK in April 2016, and will be making its world debut at the 2015 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show. The car is powered by the BMW N55 engine, tuned for 370 PS (272 kW; 365 bhp). With the 6-speed manual gearbox, the M2 will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.5 seconds, or 4.3 seconds if equipped with the 7-speed DCT automatic. The top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph), but the limiter can be raised to 270 km/h (168 mph) as an option. Although a convertible M2 is rumoured for production, only a coupé variant has been confirmed.
BMW F22 Engines:
|218i (136PS)||2015–||1,499 cc (91.5 cu in) I3 twin scroll turbo (B38A15M0)||136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp)@4500–6000, 220 N·m (162 lb·ft)@1250–4500|
|220i (184PS)||2014–||1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20U0)||184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp)@5000–6250, 270 N·m (199 lb·ft)@1250–4500|
|228i (243PS)||2014–||1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20)||243 PS (179 kW; 240 hp)@5000–6500, 346 N·m (255 lb·ft)@1250–4800|
|228i (245PS)||2014–||1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20U0)||245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp)@5000–6500, 350 N·m (258 lb·ft)@1250–4800|
|M235i (324PS)||2014–||2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30)||324 PS (238 kW; 320 hp)@5800–6000, 447 N·m (330 lb·ft)@1300–4500|
|M235i (326PS)||2014–||2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30O0)||326 PS (240 kW; 322 hp)@5800–6000, 450 N·m (332 lb·ft)@1300–4500|
|M235i xDrive (326PS)||2014–||2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30O0)||326 PS (240 kW; 322 hp)@5800–6000, 450 N·m (332 lb·ft)@1300–4500|
|M2 (370PS)||2016–||2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30O0)||370 PS (272 kW; 365 hp)@6500, 500 N·m (369 lb·ft)@1450–4750|
|218d (150PS)||2014–||1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (B47D20)||150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp)@4000, 330 N·m (243 lb·ft)@1750–2250|
|220d (184PS)||2014–||1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (N47D20O1)||184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp)@4000, 380 N·m (280 lb·ft)@1750–2750|
|220d (190PS)||2014–||1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (B47D20)||190 PS (140 kW; 187 hp)@4000, 400 N·m (295 lb·ft)@1750–2500|
|225d (218PS)||2014–||1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (N47D20T1)||218 PS (160 kW; 215 hp)@4400, 450 N·m (332 lb·ft)@1500–2500|
As part of BMW i Brand Campaign in the US, a BMW 2 Series TV commercial titled ‘Torch’ was premiered leading up to and during NBC’s broadcast of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.