BMW F45 / F46 (2 Series)

BMW F45

BMW F45

BMW F45 is 2 Series Active Tourer is a compact MPV produced by the German manufacturer BMW since 2014, and marketed as part of the 2 Series lineup. It is the first Front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout vehicle sold under BMW vehicle brand, designed to compete directly with the Mercedes-Benz B-ClassxDrive will be offered, as an option. The design is based on the BMW Concept Active Tourer, and is mechanically related to the MINI Countryman, also built by BMW.

BMW F45 Pre-production concepts

BMW Concept Active Tourer (2012):

BMW Active Tourer is a plug-in hybrid concept vehicle with 1.5-litre turbo 3-cylinder petrol engine derived from BMW 6-cylinder engines and a synchronous electric motor, lithium-ion battery, High Reflection Silver body colour, front-tilted BMW radiator grille, twin headlines with LED positioning lights (eyebrows) stretching far back into the side panels, multi-faceted front apron, integrated door openers, contrasted side sills with rising shadow line, 20-inch wheels, rear light clusters running well into the side panel, panorama sunroof with electronically adjustable brightness, 40:20:40-split rear backrests, centrally located vertical metal track is integrated in the back of the front seats, multifunction instrument display with 10.25-inch integrated screen, multicolour Head-Up Display with brightness automatically adapts to the light available, navigation system with 8-inch display, ECO PRO mode with coasting mode.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 Paris Motor Show, followed by 83rd Geneva International Motor Show 2013, Auto Shanghai 2013.

BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor (2013):

It is a version of BMW Concept Active Tourer with transversely mounted 1.5-litre petrol engine with front-wheel drive, plug-in hybrid with electric motor, Gold Race Orange body colour, MoonWhite and MoonRock Grey interior leather upholstery, a carrier system for two bicycles (integrated into the interior).

The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 OutDoor in Friedrichshafen, followed by 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, followed by 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.

BMW F45 initial release:

The vehicle was unveiled in 84th Geneva International Motor Show 2014, followed by 2014 Canadian International Auto Show, 13th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2014, 22nd Auto Mobil International Leipzig 2014.

Early models included 218i, 225i, 218d (150PS). 220d (190PS) was set to arrive in September 2014, followed by 220i (192PS) in November 2014.

Early UK models included 218i (136PS), 218d (143PS). From November 2014, M Sport specification (including 18-inch M Sport alloy wheels, Dakota leather upholstery, High-gloss Shadowline exterior trim, Aluminium hexagon interior trim, M Sport aerodynamic styling, M Sport suspension and M Sport interior styling enhancements) becomes available.

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer M Sport Package includes exclusive Estoril Blue body colour, M Aerodynamics package, M Sport suspension, 17 or 18-inch M light-alloy wheels, M leather steering wheel. The 225i Active Tourer with M Sport Package was unveiled in 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

BMW F46 2 Series Gran Tourer

BMW F46

BMW F46

BMW 218d Gran Tourer Advantage (F46)

The 2 Series Gran Tourer is a long-wheelbase, 7-seat version, released in June 2015.

Engines:

Petrol

Model Years Type/code Power, torque@rpm
218i 2014– 1,499 cc (91.5 cu in) I3 single-scroll turbo (B38A15M0) 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp)@4500–6000, 220 N·m (162 lb·ft)@1250
220i 2014– 1,998 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin-scroll turbo (B48B20) 192 PS (141 kW; 189 hp)@4700, 280 N·m (207 lb·ft)@1250
225i 2014– 1,998 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin-scroll turbo (B48B20) 231 PS (170 kW; 228 hp)@4750–6000, 350 N·m (258 lb·ft)@1250

Diesel

Model Years Type/code Power, torque@rpm
216d 2014– 1,496 cc (91.3 cu in) I3 turbo (B37D15) 116 PS (85 kW; 114 hp)@4000, 270 N·m (199 lb·ft)@1750–2500
218d 2014– 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (B47D20) 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp)@4000, 330 N·m (243 lb·ft)@1750–2500
220d 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

BMW F22 (2 Series)

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

BMW F22

BMW F22

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:

Petrol

Model Years Type/code Power, torque@rpm
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

Diesel

Model Years Type/code Power, torque@rpm
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

Marketing:

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.