If you are not a fan of the high-performance M235i, BMW has just revealed the M Performance parts developed for all variants of the 2-Series Coupe. The parts will be available in March 2014 and will add a touch of individual style in a way that expresses motor racing enthusiasm. BMW will also offer the M Performance Power Kit for the 220d Coupe, increasing the output of the 4-cylinder diesel engine by 12 kW/16 bhp to 147 kW/200 bhp and maximum torque by 40 Nm to 420 Nm.
An M Performance silencer system is available for the M235i Coupe, which reduces exhaust gas pressure in order to produce a sports-style sound. Moreover, BMW offers M performance Performance tailpipe trim elements are offered in chrome or carbon, bearing the M logo. For the M235i Coupe, BMW also offers the M Performance limited-slip differential, that ensures traction-optimized distribution of drive torque between the rear wheels.
For all model variants, BMW offers the M Performance sports suspension that includes a lowering of 20 millimetres compared to the standard version, specific dampers and shortened coil springs finished in red, as well as M Performance brake system with brake calipers painted in a choice of red, yellow or orange. The brake calipers are hidden behind the 19-inch forged BMW M Performance light alloy wheels, which are also available in two design versions.
In terms of design, the BMW M Performance Aerodynamic Kit includes a front apron, 19-inch forged BMW M Performance light alloy wheels are also available in two design versions, side sills, a rear spoiler in carbon and a diffuser insert for the rear apron. Other accents include a black decorative grid for the kidney grille, exterior caps in carbon, side sill foils with M Performance inscription and BMW M Performance accent stripes in two colour versions.
The sporty theme is continued at the interior, where we find the M Performance sports steering wheel in Alcantara/carbon finish with red central marking and Race Display in 12-o’clock position, a gear lever and handbrake handle in carbon and an Alcantara gaiter. The gear knob also has a carbon finish. Other features include a highly sporty and individually designed interior include interior strips in carbon and Alcantara, high-grade steel pedals and a driver footrest in corresponding design.
Looking at the new 2-Series Coupe from BMW, it is clear that it continues to have many of the well-known features of the brand while providing a new interpretation of the classic Coupe elements. Highlighting the individual vehicle concept of this new offering is the combination of the dynamically stretched line, the specific design of the front and rear sections, and the fact that when compared to the BMW 1-Series, the 2-Series Coupe is longer by 11 cm.
BMW revealed that under this new series, the BMW Coupe’s characteristic design elements are now included in the compact segment. As mentioned earlier, the signature features of BMW have indeed undergone a fresh and new twist. A closer look at the design reveals a mix of elegance and sporting ability.
The exterior for example has features that have long played an important role in the brand’s identity and have become part of the compact car class with more purpose than ever, especially with the 2-Series Coupe. The surface design, lines, and even the proportions, have been customized in order to highlight not only the unique look but also the agile driving qualities.
Further, the 2-Series Coupe comes with its very own detailed design language. This allows it to have a strong stand-out position in BMW’s model range. In addition, this ensures that the 2-Series Coupe can easily be set apart from the competition. Indeed, the exterior design of this new range mixes muscular agility with a sporting presence and brings with it that confident elegance.
The interior also has a number of defining elements like the cockpit that has been designed to be driver-focused, a quality customers have long expected from a BMW model. Then there is that modern and light brand of functionality. That this model has a more distinguished design identity is made evident by how much it has progressed compared to the previous version. The 2-Series Coupe symbolizes Sheer Driving Pleasure in a more intense and concentrated form never before seen in the premium compact class.