BMW launched the current 2 Series coupe last summer, which means a refresh is still at least a few years away. The Munich maker is already redesigning the coupe in a way that can be considered sufficient, however, adding curved displays and the iDrive 8K as standard fits to models launched in July this year. The 12.3-inch digital cluster remains the same size as it is now, but the 10.25-inch infotainment screen extends to 14.9 inches. Because the curved display does not form a hood over a single, instrument panel and gauge cluster; Instead, the whole panel rises from the dash. Rows of climate control buttons under the central vent have been moved to the touchscreen. The only physical buttons on the center console are for stereo systems. BMW Blog It is found that the German configuration has already been changed, which shows what is on the way.
The change is said to be in step 2 coupe with the upcoming M2, which will launch with the display and iDrive 8. Elsewhere in the 2 Series group, the Active Tour has already switched, but Gran Coop seems to be holding on to the split system until it gets its generation refreshed.
One more key change please enthusiasts. Traditional shifters will retire, replaced by a minimalist lever, and paddle shifters will become standard equipment in 2 series coupe trims. If the changes to the German configuration also apply to the United States, the Innovation and Comfort packages will be added to the Options menu. The corrections will probably give a small push to MSRP. In Germany, the upgraded 2 Series costs € 2,000 more than last month
The high price has helped make room for a new entry-level 218i trim that won’t come to the U.S. It is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter that produces 156 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, all sent backwards compared to Excel’s former base trim. It takes one more second to reach 62 miles per hour, taking 8.7 seconds to sprint.
Another 2’er that will be a touch slower from the stoplight is the upcoming RWD version of the M240i. It will send its entire 374 horsepower and 369 pound-foot rear tires via the M Sport Differential. Losing the help of the front axle adds 0.4 seconds to 0-62 miles per hour, comes in at 4.7 seconds, but hunting through the curves should be more fun.