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BMW 2 Series (F22)

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The first generation of the BMW 2 Series consists of the BMW F22 (coupé version) and BMW F23 (convertible version) compact cars. The F22/F23 has been in production since November 2013 and is often collectively referred to as the F22.

BMW 2 Series (F22/F23)
2014-2018 BMW M235i (F22) coupe (2018-07-30) 01.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerBMW
ProductionNovember 2013 – present
Model years2014–present
AssemblyGermany: Leipzig
DesignerChristopher Weil
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact executive car
Body style
Layout
RelatedBMW 1 Series (F20)
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,690 mm (105.9 in)
Length4,432 mm (174.5 in)
Width1,774 mm (69.8 in)
Height1,418 mm (55.8 in)
Kerb weight1,340–1,685 kg (2,954–3,715 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorBMW 1 Series (E82/E88)

The F22 was released as the successor to the E82 1 Series coupé and E88 1 Series convertible, and is produced alongside the F20 1 Series hatchback range in Leipzig.[1]

The United States is the most popular market for the 2 Series, accounting for one-third of all sales, followed by Germany and Great Britain.[2]

Development and launchEdit

The coupé model premiered at the 2014 North American International Auto Show, with sales beginning on March 2014.[3] The convertible model premiered later in October at the 2014 Paris Auto Show, and launched in February 2015.[4]

The F22 2 Series has a 50:50 weight distribution and features a MacPherson strut front suspension and a five-link rear suspension.[5] Compared to the E82 1 Series coupé, the F22 2 Series is 72 mm (2.8 in) longer, 26 mm (1.0 in) wider, and 5 mm (0.2 in) lower.[6] The 2 Series also has 6 mm (0.2 in) more front headroom and 21 mm (0.8 in) more rear legroom, and has an additional 20 litres (0.71 cu ft) trunk space at 390 litres (14 cu ft).[7] The 2 Series has a reduced drag coefficient of 0.29 Cd for the 220i Coupé.[8]

Convertible models feature an 20% increase in rigidity compared to the E88 1 Series convertible and feature an electric convertible top that can be raised or lowered in 20 seconds, at speeds up to 50 km/h (31 mph).[9]

All models meet the Euro 6 exhaust emissions standard.[10]

Body stylesEdit

EquipmentEdit

 
Interior

Standard equipment includes automatic climate control, iDrive with a 6.5-inch display, and 60:40 split folding rear seats.[11] The 2 Series is available in Sport Line, Modern Line, and M Sport trim.[12] Sport line models feature gloss black exterior trim while Modern line models feature aluminium exterior trim.[13] M Sport models feature a 10 mm (0.4 in) lower suspension, sport seats, and M exterior styling.[14]

Optional equipment includes automatic parking, traffic sign recognition, a Harman Kardon HiFi system, and Apple CarPlay.[15] Models are also available with iDrive Professional Navigation which features a larger 8.8-inch display with a built-in SIM card with LTE support, allowing for automatic over-the-air updates for live traffic information and on-street parking information.[16]

ModelsEdit

Petrol enginesEdit

Model Years Engine Power Torque 0-100 km/h
218i 2015– B38A15M0
1.5 L I3 turbo
100 kW (134 hp)
at 4,500–6,000 rpm
220 N⋅m (162 lb⋅ft)
at 1,250 rpm
8.9 s
220i 2014–2016 N20B20
2.0 L I4 turbo
135 kW (181 hp)
at 5,000–6,250 rpm
270 N⋅m (199 lb⋅ft)
at 1,250–4,500 rpm
7.0 s
2016– B48B20
2.0 L I4 turbo
290 N⋅m (214 lb⋅ft)
at 1,250–4,500 rpm
7.2 s
228i 2014–2016 N20B20
2.0 L I4 turbo
180 kW (241 hp)
at 5,000–6,500 rpm
350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft)
at 1,250–4,800 rpm
5.7 s
230i 2016–2019 B48B20
2.0 L I4 turbo
185 kW (248 hp)
at 5,200 rpm
350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft)
at 1,450–4,800 rpm
5.6 s
M235i 2014–2016 N55B30O0
3.0 L I6 turbo
240 kW (322 hp)
at 5,800–6,000 rpm
450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft)
at 1,300–4,500 rpm
4.8 s
M240i 2016– B58B30O0
3.0 L I6 turbo
250 kW (335 hp)
at 5,500 rpm
500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft)
at 1,520–4,500 rpm
4.6 s
M2 2015–2017 N55B30T0
3.0 L I6 turbo
272 kW (365 hp)
at 6,500 rpm
465 N⋅m (343 lb⋅ft)
at 1,450–4,750 rpm
4.3 s
M2 Competition 2018– S55
3.0 L I6 twin turbo
302 kW (405 hp)
at 5,370–7,200 rpm
550 N⋅m (406 lb⋅ft)
at 2,350–5,230 rpm
4.2 s

Diesel enginesEdit

Model Years Engine Power Torque 0-100 km/h
218d 2014–2015 N47D20O1
2.0 L I4 turbo
105 kW (141 hp)
at 4,000 rpm
320 N⋅m (236 lb⋅ft)
at 1,750–2,500 rpm
8.6 s
2015– B47D20
2.0 L I4 turbo
110 kW (148 hp)
at 4,000 rpm
320 N⋅m (236 lb⋅ft)
at 1,500–3,000 rpm
8.2 s
220d 2014–2015 N47D20O1
2.0 L I4 turbo
135 kW (181 hp)
at 4,000 rpm
380 N⋅m (280 lb⋅ft)
at 1,750–2,750 rpm
7.1 s
2015– B47D20
2.0 L I4 turbo
140 kW (188 hp)
at 4,000 rpm
400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft)
at 1,750–2,500 rpm
225d 2014–2015 N47D20T1
2.0 L I4 twin turbo
160 kW (215 hp)
at 4,400 rpm
450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft)
at 1,500–2,500 rpm
6.3 s
2015– B47D20
2.0 L I4 twin turbo
165 kW (221 hp)
at 4,400 rpm
450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft)
at 1,500–3,000 rpm
6.2 s

Special modelsEdit

M2 Coupé (F87)Edit

 
BMW M2

The M2 was first revealed in Need for Speed: No Limits on November 2015, before later premiering at the North American International Auto Show in January 2016.[17] Production commenced in October 2015 and is only available as a rear-wheel drive coupé.[18]

The M2 is powered by the turbocharged 3.0-litre N55B30T0 straight-six engine producing 272 kW (365 hp) at 6,500 rpm and 465 N⋅m (343 lb⋅ft) between 1,450–4,750 rpm, while an overboost function temporarily increases torque to 500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft).[19] The M2 features pistons from the F80 M3 and F82 M4, and has lighter aluminium front and rear suspension components resulting in a 5 kg (11 lb) weight reduction.[20] The M2 is available with a 6-speed manual or with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission which features a 'Smokey Burnout' mode.[21] 0-100 km/h acceleration times are 4.5 seconds manual transmission models and 4.3 seconds for models equipped with the 7-speed dual clutch transmission.[22] Top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155 mph) but can be extended to 270 km/h (168 mph) with the optional M Driver's package.[23]

The M2 was used as a safety car in the 2016 MotoGP season.[24]

M2 Coupé Competition (F87)Edit

 
BMW M2 Competition

The M2 Competition was introduced at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show and succeeded the standard M2 Coupé.[25] Production began in July 2018.[26]

The M2 Competition uses the high performance S55 engine which is a variant of the 3.0-litre twin turbocharged straight six engine found in the F80 M3 and F82 M4.[27] The engine features a redesigned oil supply system and modified cooling system from the BMW M4 with the Competition Package, and also features a gasoline particulate filter in certain European Union countries to reduce emissions.[28] Compared to the standard M2, the S55 produces an additional 30 kW (40 hp) and 85 N⋅m (63 lb⋅ft), resulting in a larger and more sustained power output of 302 kW (405 hp) between 5,370–7,200 rpm, and 550 N⋅m (406 lb⋅ft) at 2,350–5,230 rpm.[29] The 0-100 km/h acceleration time is 4.4 seconds for six-speed manual transmission models, and 4.2 seconds for models with the 7-speed dual clutch transmission.[30] Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph), but the M Driver's package can extend the limit to 280 km/h (174 mph) which is 10 km/h (6 mph) further than in the M2.[31]

The M2 Competition also has a carbon-fibre reinforced plastic strut bar, enlarged kidney grilles, and larger brake discs of 400 mm (15.7 in) in the front axle and 380 mm (15.0 in) in the rear axle.[32] Because of the new engine and cooling system, the M2 Competition is 55 kg (121 lb) heavier than the standard M2 at 1,550 kg (3,417 lb) for manual transmission models and 1,575 kg (3,472 lb) for dual-clutch transmission models.[33]

M2 Coupé CS (F87)Edit

The M2 CS was revealed in November 2019 prior to its upcoming introduction at the LA Auto Show. Production will begin in March 2020, with 2,200 units planned.[34]

The M2 CS uses the same engine as the F82 M4 CS, a more powerful version of the S55 which produces 331 kW (444 hp) and 550 N⋅m (406 lb⋅ft).[35] The 0-100 km/h acceleration time is 4.0 seconds for six-speed manual transmission models, and 3.8 seconds for models with the 7-speed dual clutch transmission.

The rotors and calipers are carried over from the M2 Competition, but ceramic brakes are newly available as an option.[36] An adaptive M suspension is standard along with an electronic locking differential. The wheel hubs and control arms are made from forged aluminium, with a carbon-fibre transmission tunnel as an additional weight-saving measure. The hood, roof and various aerodynamic parts are made of a carbon-fibre composite. The active exhaust system is new as well, and unique wheel designs in high-gloss Jet black or matte gold finishes differentiate it from other M2 models; Michelin Cup 2 tires are also available. Inside, the center console is also carbon-fibre, with Alcantara trim and an embroidered red "CS" badge; the seats are leather and Alcantara with red contrast stitching and are complemented by contrast-stitched Alcantara on the steering wheel.

M235i RacingEdit

 
BMW M235i Racing

The M235i Racing is a track version of the 2 Series developed by the BMW Motorsport division and was produced from 2014 to 2018.[37] It was aimed at amateur drivers due to its relatively lower price and addition of driver aids such as anti-lock brakes, traction control, and dynamic stability control.[38] The M235i Racing uses an 8-speed automatic transmission and features a modified version of the N55B30O0 engine found in the standard M235i, and produces 245 kW (329 hp) at 5,800–6,000 rpm and 450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft) at 1,300–4,500 rpm.[39] The M235i Racing also features a mechanical limited-slip differential and larger brakes and springs.[40] The front and rear spoilers, diffuser, and wing mirrors are from the BMW M Performance Parts catalog.[41] The car was used in the BMW M235i Racing Cup which was part of the VLN Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring.[42] It was also sold to customer teams in other championships such as the 24H Series, Touring Car Endurance Series, and Pirelli World Challenge.[43]

M235i Racing models can be upgraded to the M240i Racing Evo through the installation of the Evo package, for use in the current M240i Racing Cup.[44] M240i Evo models feature revised spoiler end plates, updated engine software, and an optional newly designed driver's seat.[45] The M240i Evo has the same power output of 245 kW (329 hp), but produces an additional 10 N⋅m (7 lb⋅ft) at 460 N⋅m (339 lb⋅ft).[46]

Model year changesEdit

2016Edit

The following changes were available from summer 2016:

2017 faceliftEdit

The following changes apply to facelift models, which were launched in July 2017:

  • Exterior designed changes including: updated front fascia with hexagonal LED headlights, updated LED taillights, and new alloy designs and exterior paint options[49]
  • Interior design changes including: a redesigned dashboard and additional leather and cloth options[50]

2019Edit

  • All models now feature darkened rear lights from March 2019[51]

2020Edit

Production volumesEdit

The following are production figures for the F22/F23 2 Series:[53]

Year Total
2014 41,038
2015 157,144
2016 196,183
2017 181,113
2018 152,215
Total 727,693

AwardsEdit

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