Bmw Bmw 2 Series Gran Coupe 218i [136] Sport 4dr

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Front/rear Parking distance control Standard (ex. VAT)
Wifi hotspot preparation Standard (ex. VAT)
BMW Live Cockpit Plus with 8.8" central information display with touch functionality and 5.1" analogue instrument cluster Standard (ex. VAT)
Bluetooth hands free facility with USB audio interface (Type A) + WiFi interface for wireless connection of mobile terminal devices + audio streaming Standard (ex. VAT)
Enhanced bluetooth with wireless charging £291.67 (ex. VAT)
Park assist including reversing assistant, lateral parking aid and reversing assist camera £291.67 (ex. VAT)
Head up Display £625.00 (ex. VAT)
BMW Live Cockpit Professional with 10.25" high resolution instrument and control display £833.33 (ex. VAT)
Stereo 6 speaker system with 2 mid range speakers in the front and rear door trims + 2 central bass speakers underneath the front seats Standard (ex. VAT)
BMW gesture control £250.00 (ex. VAT)
Harman/Kardon loudspeaker system £625.00 (ex. VAT)
Solid paint Standard (ex. VAT)
High beam assistant Standard (ex. VAT)
LED Headlights Standard (ex. VAT)
Exterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzle Standard (ex. VAT)
Manual headlight beam throw control Standard (ex. VAT)
Sun protection glass £250.00 (ex. VAT)
BMW icon adaptive LED headlights with automatic headlight beam throw control £416.67 (ex. VAT)
Metallic paint £466.67 (ex. VAT)
Detachable towbar £625.00 (ex. VAT)
Electric panoramic glass sunroof £833.33 (ex. VAT)
Driver and front passenger seat heating Standard (ex. VAT)
Nivala cloth/Sensatec leather upholstery Standard (ex. VAT)
Additional under floor storage in luggage compartment Standard (ex. VAT)
Heated steering wheel £125.00 (ex. VAT)
Driver and front passenger lumbar support £125.00 (ex. VAT)
Electric front seat adjustment with driver memory £625.00 (ex. VAT)
Dakota leather upholstery with perforation and contrast stitching £958.33 (ex. VAT)
Extended lighting pack - 2 Series Gran Coupe Standard (ex. VAT)
Comfort pack I - 2 Series Gran Coupe £500.00 (ex. VAT)
Comfort pack II - 2 Series Gran Coupe £916.67 (ex. VAT)
Technology pack - 2 Series Gran Coupe £1250.00 (ex. VAT)
Solid - Alpine white Standard (ex. VAT)
Solid - Jet black Standard (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Mineral grey £466.67 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Black sapphire £466.67 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Sunset orange £466.67 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Melbourne red £466.67 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Mineral white £466.67 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Seaside blue £466.67 (ex. VAT)
Comfort access system £416.67 (ex. VAT)
42 Litre fuel tank Standard (ex. VAT)
Larger fuel tank capacity (50 litres) £41.67 (ex. VAT)
Nivala cloth/Sensatec leather - Anthracite with grey highlight Standard (ex. VAT)
Nivala cloth/Sensatec leather - Anthracite with orange highlight Standard (ex. VAT)
Dakota leather - Mocha £958.33 (ex. VAT)
Dakota leather - Oyster with grey highlight £958.33 (ex. VAT)
Dakota leather - Black with grey highlight £958.33 (ex. VAT)
Dakota leather - Magma red with grey highlight £958.33 (ex. VAT)
17" Burnished double spoke alloy wheels finished in orbit grey - style 549 Standard (ex. VAT)
BMW Mobility tyre sealing system with electrically powered 12V compressor Standard (ex. VAT)
Space saver spare wheel £125.00 (ex. VAT)
17" Burnished double spoke Bi-colour alloy wheels finished in orbit grey - style 548 £145.83 (ex. VAT)
18" Burnished Multi-spoke Bi-colour alloy wheels finished in orbit grey - style 488 £495.83 (ex. VAT)
BMW Online services
Electric Power Steering (EPS) with Servotronic
Lane departure warning system
Personal Profile
BMW emergency call
BMW Teleservices
Attentiveness assist
Active guard plus
Optimum shift indicator
Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
On board computer - average speed+fuel consumption,service interval, clock date,odometer,trip meter,outside temperature display with acoustic ice warn
Integrated navigation data with map data via USB + features such as 3D landmarks and micro city models
Cruise control with braking function
Speed limiting function
Auto start-stop
Pull away assistant
Integrated owners handbook
Intelligent voice assistant
2x USB Type C ports (for charging and data transfer)
iDrive controller with touch function and 7 short cut favourite buttons on centre console
DAB digital radio, MP3 players and RDS double tuner
4G LTE Connectivity with hard wied 4G network sim card
Body colour door handles
Active aerodynamics
High level third brake light
Follow me home headlights
LED daytime running lights
Body colour mirror caps
LED front fog lights
Rear fog lights
Front and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elements
Lightweight engineering
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
High gloss shadow line exterior trim
Model designation on right side of tailgate
Reversing light in rear light cluster
Automatically dimming rear view mirror
Direction indicator side lights integrated exterior mirrors
Trailer stability control
Heated, electrically adjustable exterior mirror aspheric on driver side, convex on passenger side
Fading support
Front door sill finishers in black plastic with BMW designation
Front bumper in Body colour with exclusive Sport air inlets finished in High gloss Black
Rear bumper in Body colour with exclusive Sport design elements finished in High gloss Black
Chrome exhaust single tailpipe, round
Kidney grille with 14 chrome high gloss black vertical bars
High gloss black B pillar finish
Preparation for high beam assistant
Electric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip control and trap release
3 rear seat head restraints
Luggage compartment lighting
Front head restraints
Glovebox with light
Glove compartment
Front sports seats with electric side bolster adjustment
2 cupholders in front centre console
Multi-function controls for steering wheel
Welcome lighting
12V power socket in centre console
Two lashing eyes
Through loading system with 40/20/40 split folding rear seat
Conditioned based service
Automatic two zone climate control air conditioning
Child seat ISOFIX attachment for two outer rear seats and front passenger seat with anchorage points
Front centre interior light over interior mirror and rear centre automatic interior light when door is opened/ignition switched off or via remote key
Front and rear side armrests integrated into door trim
Manually adjustment steering wheel column
Sun visors with vanity mirrors and insert tab
Front Armrest foldable with integrated storage compartment
Anthracite finished floor mats with contrasting surround
3 spoke sports leather steering wheel and black leather rim with black stitching + decorative finisher in pearl chrome
Front and rear door pockets including bottle trays
Extended storage pack - 2 Series Gran Coupe
Connected pack professional - 2 Series Gran Coupe
Side impact protection
Ventilated front disc brakes
Seatbelt warning
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Rear child proof door locks
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Brake drying
2 tone horn
Braking readiness
Rear brake discs
Seat belt security check for driver and front passenger
Airbag - Front driver and passenger, front and rear head, front side, curtain head protection, manual deactivation of front passenger airbag possible
Electrically operated hand brake
Dynamic stability control + (DSC+)
Three point seat belts on all seats including front belt stopper, pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limiters
City braking function
Crash sensor activating of airbags,Unlocking doors,hazard warning lights,fuel cut off,interior lighting+activation of safety battery terminal clamp
Anti lock braking system (ABS) with cornering brake control
Locking wheel bolts
Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
Thatcham Cat.1 alarm with remote control and immobiliser
Deadlocking function system to all doors
Two remote control key with integrated key - one button for open and close doors/fuel flap/tailgate and separate button for unlock luggage compartment
Drive away locking system on all doors and luggage compartment
Start/Stop button (illuminated) in centre console with keyless engine start and Auto Start-Stop deactivation button
6 speed manual transmission
Electronic differential lock
Petrol Particulate Filter
High precision injection
Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport mode
Balancer shaft
Double VANOS
VALVETRONIC engine management
Aluminium lightweight construction
Suspension with twin tube gasfilled shock absorbers, Anti roll bars,single joint front axle kinematics to minimise drive + Rigidly mount rear subframe
Contrast stitching on instrument panel
Illuminated Berlin interior trim
Reduced rolling resistance tyres
CO2 130
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1499
Compression Ratio 2081
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 535
Gears 6
Transmission Manual
Combined 0.00
Urban 0.00
Extra Urban 0.00
Badge Engine CC 1499
Badge Power 136.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 8.90
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 9.20
Engine BHP 136.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1350
Engine Torque 220.00
Top Speed 134
Front Tyres 225/45 R17
Rear Tyres 225/45 R17
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1420
Length 4526
Wheel Base 2670
Width 1800
Fuel Tank Size 42.00
Weight 1885
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1350
Towing Weight Unbraked 710
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

With this 2 Series Gran Coupe model, BMW belatedly joins the market for compact four-door coupes that previously Mercedes had almost to itself with their CLA. It shares nearly all its engineering with the 1 Series hatch, which means it's front-driven. But it's very much more aspirational.

Background

You might well be a little unfamiliar with BMW's 'Gran Coupe' formula, even though it's been around since 2012. That was when the Munich maker launched its 6 Series Gran Coupe, basically a four-door coupe based on a 3-box saloon shape for executives wanting something a little more fashionable. Since then, we've also had 4 Series and 8 Series Gran Coupe models. But strangely, never a smaller take on the four-door coupe concept that would take on the car that most tend to think of when it comes to a more compact interpretation of this kind of design, the very profitable Mercedes CLA. This 2 Series Gran Coupe model though, is that car.

Driving Experience

2 Series in BMW-speak can mean two very different things. Either something practical and resolutely unsporting in the form of the front-driven 2 Series Active Tourer compact MPV. Or rewarding and quite dynamic in the form of the rear wheel drive 2 Series Coupe or, to a lesser extent, the 2 Series Convertible. This 2 Series Gran Coupe is front-driven like the Active Tourer but uses the more advanced FAAR platform we've recently seen introduced with the third generation 1 Series hatch for at least some of the BMW 'Ultimate Driving Machine' vibe that you'd ideally want this car to be able to deliver. For our market, the entry-level version in the range is the 218i petrol variant, which uses a 1.5-litre three cylinder 140hp unit and can be had with the option of dual-clutch automatic transmission. There's also a 150hp 218d diesel model. The other two derivatives can be had only with the brand's 8-speed Sport auto transmission. If you've your sensible shoes on, you'll want the 220d, which is offered in front driven or xDrive forms and has a 2.0-litre 190hp four cylinder diesel. If you haven't, you'll be more drawn to the current range flagship, the M235i xDrive, which has a 2.0-litre four cylinder petrol turbo developing 306hp and AWD to better transmit torque to the tarmac. It makes 62mph from rest in just 4.9s and has to be artificially restrained at 155mph.

Design and Build

You'll buy this car because of the way it looks - no question. Like most four-door coupes, this one is distinguished by frameless side windows and a swept-back silhouette which makes the car look a fraction more compact than it actually is. This 2 Series Gran Coupe is 4,526mm long and 1,800mm wide, but stands just 1,420mm tall. And it offers plenty of overtaking presence. The slightly angled full-LED headlights draw attention to the familiar BMW kidney grille, which features bars contoured with an eyecatching vertical indentation. Take a seat up-front and the dash layout is pretty much lifted straight from the 1 Series hatch, which means you get an 8.8-inch 'Live Cockpit Plus' infotainment screen with base 'Sport' trim or a larger 10.25-inch monitor with the 'Digital Cockpit Professional' package that comes with the 'M Sport' or 'M235i models. Where this car aims to steal a bit of ground over its Mercedes CLA rival is when it comes to back seat space. A 2,670mm wheelbase means that there's reasonable space of knees and legs in the rear. Passengers in this part of the car get 33mm more knee room than they would in a two-door 2 Series Coupe, while the seating position is 12mm higher with 14mm more headroom when the optional panoramic roof is specified. Out back, there's a decently sized 430-litre boot, which can be extended by folding down the 40:20:40-split backrest.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £26,000 for the base 218i petrol 'Sport' variant; you'll need £1,350 more to add dual-clutch automatic transmission to it. The 220d diesel costs from around £31,500 in 'Sport' form. In either case, you'll need £2,500 more to add ritzier 'M Sport' trim. You'll need a budget of well over £37,000 for the M235i xDrive variant. As you'd expect for that kind of cash, all variants get an extremely high standard of spec, including full-LED headlights, sports seats and BMW's 'Live Cockpit Plus' package, which gives you an 8-8-inch control display with touch function. 'Sport'-spec models get 17-inch wheels, LED front foglights, front and rear parking sensors, and auto-dipping rear view mirror and two-zone climate control, plus BMW's 'Drive Performance Control' driving modes system. 'M Sport' variants meanwhile, are upgraded to 18-inch M light alloy Double-spoke rims. 'M Sport' and M235i variants also get the upgraded 'Live Cockpit Professional' infotainment package with its larger centre-dash 10.25-inch touchscreen and its "Hey BMW' 'Intelligent Personal Assistant' which will allow you to operate many of the car's major functions by merely speaking a command. Plus with this top trim level there's M Sport-tuned steering and suspension. And an aerodynamic body styling kit that re-styles both the front and rear bumpers.

Cost of Ownership

As you'd expect, the engineering here is prioritised towards improving efficiency. As a result, the base three cylinder 218i manages up to 47.1mpg (WLTP) and up to 114g/km (NEDC) in manual form. And the 220d delivers up to 57.6mpg (WLTP) and 110g/km (NEDC). The top M235i xDrive variant returns up to 37.2mpg (WLTP) and up to 153g/km (NEDC). On models with auto transmission, this car can be particularly efficient thanks to intelligent connectivity that enables the two auto gearboxes to adapt their shift strategy according to the planned route and driving situation. If this model is equipped with Active Cruise Control, both transmissions will factor in the data from this system and the standard Navigation, to avoid unnecessary gear changes in a quick succession of bends. Across the range, efficiency is also aided by coasting and Auto Start Stop functions that take their cue from the data supplied by the navigation system, the front-mounted camera and the sensors for the optional driving assistance systems. The coasting function de-couples the powertrain from the transmission at cruising speeds when the car is running in either its 'Comfort' or 'ECO PRO' driving modes.

Summary

It's surprising that it took BMW so long to bring us this car. It's arch-rival, the Mercedes CLA, has after all been around since 2013 demonstrating the very real global demand for a compact saloon with a trendy coupe-like vibe. Whether you prefer BMW's take on this concept will be purely down to personal preference. It doesn't bring anything particularly new to this profitable sub-segment, but it has the required technology, style and sheer swagger to make the necessary impact. If you were already thinking of buying the 1 Series hatch, we'd encourage you to also consider this Gran Coupe because it's essentially the same car without much of a practicality downside and a considerably more stylish feel. That in a nutshell sums up what this kind of car is all about. Late to this party BMW may be, but the brand has come ready to make an impact.