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BMW 2 Series G42 Coupe (2021)

Neoscore 78%NEX score 77%

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Product Overview

The 2nd-gen BMW 2 Series Coupe (G42) is the true descendent of the original 2 Series, keeping its Coupe body style and RWD drivetrain layout. It is confusingly marketed alongside the new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe (F44), which is a FWD sedan with a transversely-mounted engine.
As has been the case with the original 2 Series Coupe (F22), the G42 can be considered the true spiritual successor to BMW coupes of the past. Its dimensions are close to that of the E90 3 Series, and it is distinctly driver-focused in BMW's current lineup.
At launch, the G42 is available with three powertrain options, including an inline-4 diesel, an inline-4 petrol, and an inline-6 petrol with all-wheel drive. Enthusiasts may be disappointed in the fact that the ZF 8HP 8-speed automatic is now the only transmission available.
On the other hand, they may revel in the exterior design of the G42, which does not feature the much-derided vertical kidney grilles found in the new 4 Series.
Inside, the G42 2 Series Coupe focuses on combining the latest technology with improved comfort. The new focus appears to be on touchscreen user interfaces, which now dominate the cabin.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 78% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • True BMW characteristics
  • Decent performance in the I6 model
  • Good 0.26 drag coefficient
Cons
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • Low build quality
  • Very tight inside

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 77% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Fun to drive
  • Powerful six-cylinder engine
  • Powerful engine
Cons
  • Weak steering
  • Lacklustre handling
  • Lack of rear-wheel drive
  • Not as practical as rivals
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Specifications

Variants:
220d
220i
M240i xDrive

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
390 L / 13.8 cu-ft
220dEngine Oil Capacity
5.5 L / 5.8 qt
220iEngine Oil Capacity
5.2 L / 5.5 qt
M240i xDriveEngine Oil Capacity
7.2 L / 7.6 qt
220dFuel Capacity
51.0 L / 13.5 gal
220iFuel Capacity
52.0 L / 13.7 gal
M240i xDriveFuel Capacity
52.0 L / 13.7 gal
Passengers
4
Payload
475 kg / 1047 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
M240i xDriveBrakes | Front
Vented disc brakes, with four-piston fixed calipers
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Chassis Type
Unibody
Power Steering
Electric Steering
220dSteering Ratio
14.1
220iSteering Ratio
14.1
M240i xDriveSteering Ratio
13.6
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
220dTire Size
225/50 R17
220iTire Size
225/50 R17
M240i xDriveTire Size
Front wheel tires: 225/40 R19 Rear wheel tires: 255/35 R19
220dTurning Circle
11.1 m / 36.4 ft
220iTurning Circle
11.1 m / 36.4 ft
M240i xDriveTurning Circle
11.6 m / 38.0 ft

Construction

Body Style
Coupe
220dBody Style
2-door mild-hybrid Coupe
220iBody Style
2-door Coupe
M240i xDriveBody Style
2-door Coupe

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
128 mm / 5.0 in
220dSize | Height
1390 mm / 54.7 in
220iSize | Height
1390 mm / 54.7 in
M240i xDriveSize | Height
1404 mm / 55.3 in
220dSize | Length
4537 mm / 178.6 in
220iSize | Length
4537 mm / 178.6 in
M240i xDriveSize | Length
4548 mm / 179.1 in
Size | Width
1838 mm / 72.4 in
220dTrack Width | Front
1575.0 mm / 62.0 in
220iTrack Width | Front
1575.0 mm / 62.0 in
M240i xDriveTrack Width | Front
1579.0 mm / 62.2 in
220dTrack Width | Rear
1587.0 mm / 62.5 in
220iTrack Width | Rear
1587.0 mm / 62.5 in
M240i xDriveTrack Width | Rear
1569.0 mm / 61.8 in
220dWeight
1580.0 kg / 3483.3 lbs
220iWeight
1490.0 kg / 3284.9 lbs
M240i xDriveWeight
1690.0 kg / 3725.8 lbs
220dWheel Size
7.5J x 17
220iWheel Size
7.5J x 17
M240i xDriveWheel Size
Front wheel rims: 8J x 19 Rear wheel rims: 8.5J x 19
Wheelbase
2741 mm / 107.9 in

Performance

220dAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
6.9 sec
220iAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
7.5 sec
M240i xDriveAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
4.3 sec
220dAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
6.6 sec
220iAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
7.1 sec
M240i xDriveAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
4.1 sec
220dCO2 Emission
122 ~ 132 g/km
220iCO2 Emission
144 ~ 155 g/km
M240i xDriveCO2 Emission
185 ~ 200 g/km
220dCoefficient Of Drag
0.26
220iCoefficient Of Drag
0.26
M240i xDriveCoefficient Of Drag
0.30
220dFuel Economy
4.7 L/100km / 50.0 MPG (combined)
220iFuel Economy
6.3 L/100km / 37.3 MPG (combined)
M240i xDriveFuel Economy
8.1 L/100km / 29.0 MPG (combined)
220dTop Speed
237.0 km/h / 147.3 mph
220iTop Speed
236.0 km/h / 146.6 mph
M240i xDriveTop Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
Towing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1600 kg / 3527 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

220dDrivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
220iDrivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
M240i xDriveDrivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 6d
220dEngine | Bore
84.0 mm / 3.3 in
220iEngine | Bore
82.0 mm / 3.2 in
M240i xDriveEngine | Bore
82.0 mm / 3.2 in
220dEngine | Compression Ratio
16.5:1
220iEngine | Compression Ratio
11.0:1
M240i xDriveEngine | Compression Ratio
10.2:1
220dEngine | Displacement
2.0 L / 121.7 cu-in / 1995.0 cc
220iEngine | Displacement
2.0 L / 121.9 cu-in / 1998.0 cc
M240i xDriveEngine | Displacement
3.0 L / 182.9 cu-in / 2998.0 cc
220dEngine | Power
190.0 hp / 141.7 kW @ 4000 rpm + 11.0 hp / 8.2 kW (electric motor)
220iEngine | Power
184.0 hp / 137.2 kW @ 5000-6500 rpm
M240i xDriveEngine | Power
374.0 hp / 278.9 kW @ 5500-6500 rpm
220dEngine | Specific Output
95.2 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in
220iEngine | Specific Output
92.1 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in
M240i xDriveEngine | Specific Output
124.7 hp/L / 2.0 hp/cu-in
220dEngine | Stroke
90.0 mm / 3.5 in
220iEngine | Stroke
94.6 mm / 3.7 in
M240i xDriveEngine | Stroke
94.6 mm / 3.7 in
220dEngine | Torque
400 Nm / 295.0 lb-ft @ 1750-2500 rpm
220iEngine | Torque
300 Nm / 221.3 lb-ft @ 1350-4000 rpm
M240i xDriveEngine | Torque
500 Nm / 368.8 lb-ft @ 1900-5000 rpm
220dEngine | Type
Twin-scroll turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
220iEngine | Type
Twin-scroll turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
M240i xDriveEngine | Type
Twin-scroll turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-6 engine with 4 values per cylinder
220dFuel Capacity
51 L
220iFuel Capacity
52 L
M240i xDriveFuel Capacity
52 L
Transmission | Gears
8-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic Steptronic

Production

Availability
2021

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autoexpress[1]

Sentiment Score 74%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The 2 Series slots between the 1 Series and 3 Series. There are now Convertible, Gran Coupe, Active Tourer and Gran Tourer MPV versions. Prices for the 2 Series Coupe range from around £27,000 to just over £40,000. All engines are turbocharged for improved performance and economy.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Best-in-class infotainment system
  • Fun to drive
Cons
  • Lack of rear-wheel drive
  • Not as practical as rivals

autoexpress[2]

Sentiment Score 84%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The M240i never feels over-powered, but you’re aware there’s a muscular unit under the bonnet at all times. The soundtrack is enhanced in the sportier settings, but it works well. Unlike most compact coupes - the Porsche 718 Cayman, Toyota Supra and Alpine A110 included - the 2 Series offers small back seats and a decent boot.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons
  • Lacklustre handling
  • Weak steering

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score 75%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The new 2 Series Coupe will be revealed in full this July and will go on sale in Britain towards the end of 2021. The car is larger in appearance, a good 100mm longer at least, with the wheelbase stretched by some 50mm too. The move to underpinnings shared with the larger 4 Series doesn't mean that the 2 Series has gone soft – far from it. Agility is the key attribute the engineers have prioritised.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful six-cylinder engine
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Lack of rear-wheel drive

User Reviews

References

1. ^ BMW 2 Series Coupe review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/2-series. 2021-02-09. Retrieved 2022-09-01.
2. ^ New BMW 2 Series Coupe 2021 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/2-series/354999/new-bmw-2-series-coupe-2021-review. 2021-11-16. Retrieved 2021-11-19.
3. ^ New BMW 2 Series Coupe prototype review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/2-series/354999/new-bmw-2-series-coupe-prototype-review. 2021-05-16. Retrieved 2021-07-11.

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