2022 BMW 2-Series Coupe Front
The car will come in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions

The 2022 BMW 2-Series Coupe will come with a couple of petrol and 1 diesel engine options

BMW has unveiled the 2022 2-Series Coupe, a modern take on the traditional compact 2-door performance car, devoid of the obnoxious grille seen in other models from the brand.

To be launched in early 2022 overseas, the model which can be seen in action at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, will be built at BMW’s San Luis Potosí plant in Mexico.

Visually, although the 2022 BMW 2-Series Coupe looks slightly awkward from some angles, the car has a muscular profile thanks to enough crisp lines and wide haunches.

There will be very few individuals who would feel sorry for the loss of the large grille. In its place sits a smaller kidney grille unit with vertically arranged active air flaps.

Being a modern BMW product, it also features LED lighting and stylish alloys, while the M Sport version will feature distinctive design accents to set it apart from the regular variants.

The interior layout is rather familiar

As standard, the car is offered with 17-inch alloy wheels (18- and 19-inch rims are also on offer) and it features a front spoiler lip and rear spoiler in M Sport package Pro spec.

In comparison with the previous generation 2-Series, the 2022 model is 105 mm longer (wheelbase extended by 51 mm), 64 mm wider and 28 mm shorter.

Unlike the exterior, the car’s interior does not have flair and everything seems to be the standard affair. The driver-focused cabin comes with sport seats and leather steering wheel, and knee pads for the high-performance M240i variant.

Features such as 3-zone automatic climate control, 12.3-inch instrument cluster, 10.25-inch touchscreen (smaller displays come as standard), BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, in-car digital services and smartphone integration are all on offer and there are loads of optional extras too.

2022 BMW 2-Series Coupe Rear
The car has 2 rear seats and a 390-litre boot

At launch, BMW will offer the car in 3 variants. The 220i will be powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine good for 184 HP and 300 Nm. The motor will be mated to an 8-speed Steptronic transmission and will drive the rear wheels. Top speed of this model will be 236 km/hr and the 0-100 km/hr time is 7.5 seconds.

The 220d will have a 2.0-litre diesel heart with 48V mild hybrid tech (providing 11 HP boost) putting out 190 HP and 400 Nm. It too will be paired with an 8-speed Steptronic transmission which sends power to the rear wheels. The claimed 0-100 km/hr sprint time of this variant is 6.9 seconds and top speed is 237 km/hr.

At the top of the 2022 BMW 2-Series Coupe range sits the M240i xDrive powered by a 3.0-litre 6-cylinder engine making 374 HP and 500 Nm. The 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission sends power to all 4 wheels, and this models’ top speed is 250 km/hr, while the 0-100 km/hr dash time is 4.3 seconds.

Having borrowed chassis technology from the 4-Series, the new 2-Series Coupe, comes with 2-joint spring strut front axle, 5‑link rear axle, lift-related dampers and electric power steering. M Sport models get different suspension and, as an option, variable sport steering.

2022 BMW 2-Series Coupe
The M240i xDrive variant features flappy paddles, launch control, and a ‘Sprint’ function too

The M240i xDrive Coupe gets retuned M Sport suspension, additional front axle struts, M Sport brakes and M Sport differential, while adaptive suspension with electronically controlled dampers are available as an option for the flagship model.

In terms of safety, the performance car will come with an array of driver assistance systems, over and above the standard passive safety features.