BMW PH reworks 2 Series range, now available in two variants

Updated Jan 10, 2023 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The BMW twin-turbo inline-6 is now offered in the PH-spec 2 Series.

BMW Philippines has expanded the range of the 2 Series with the introduction of new two variants: 218i Coupe M Sport and M240i xDrive Coupe.

BMW 2 Series front view

BMW 218i Coupe M Sport

The reworked BMW 2 Series range follows the launching of the next-gen iteration last April 2022. In the outgoing model, the power unit was making 184 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque with its 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower inline-4 engine. Now, let’s see what the two new variants bring to the table.

Starting with the German sports car’s new base model, the 218i Coupe M Sport. Under the hood is still the same 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower mill but has been tuned to now generate 156 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. It sends power exclusively to the rear wheels via an 8-speed Speedtronic automatic transmission.

BMW 2 Series front view

The PH-spec BMW 2 Series enters 2023 with an expanded range

The BMW 218i Coupe M Sport features a sporty appearance thanks to its M Aerodynamic Package consisting of an M High Gloss Shadow Line, M Sport Suspension, M Rear Spoiler, and 18-inch M Light Alloy wheel double-spoke Style 848 M Bi-color with mixed tires.

Inside, the sporty profile continues with features such as sports seats, a BMW leather steering wheel with paddle shifters, and a driver-focused cockpit design. You will also find here its 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 14.9-inch widescreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

BMW 2 Series front view

BMW M240i xDrive Coupe

Meanwhile, the flagship BMW M240i xDrive Coupe takes the performance to the next level. It uses a larger 3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline-6 gasoline engine capable of delivering 374 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. With the rear-biased xDrive all-wheel-drive (AWD) system, the engine sends power to all four wheels via a ZF 8-speed Steptronic Sport automatic gearbox.

Performance enhancements such as an adaptive M Suspension and BMW M Sport differential are equipped on the sports car. The German automaker claims that the M240i xDrive Coupe can go from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds.

BMW 2 Series side view

Now available with the more powerful BMW twin-turbo inline-6 mill

Exclusive to the top-of-the-line 2 Series is the BMW M 50 Years badge, M Sport brake in Dark Blue Metallic, a set of 19-inch M Light alloy wheel Double-spoke Style 792 M Bi-color with mixed tires, and Leather Vernasca Décor Stitching upholstery available in three colors: Tacora Red, Black, and Oyster.

BMW Philippines is offering the 218i Coupe M Sport and M240i xDrive Coupe at Php 3,590,000 and Php 4,890,000, respectively. Both models come with a comprehensive 5-year BMW warranty.

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BMW 2 Series

The 2023 BMW 2 Series is a subcompact executive car that is available locally in a 2+2 body only. It is offered at a price of Php 3,690,000 only for the sole 220i M Sport variant. Powering the vehicle is an award-winning 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower inline-4 gasoline engine capable of generating 184 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque. An 8-speed Steptronic Sport automatic is the only option locally, sending power to the rear wheels.

Dimensions-wise, the 2 Series measures 4,537 mm in length, 1,838 mm in width, and 1,390 mm in height, with a wheelbase rated at 2,975 mm. In the local market, this German subcompact executive car goes up against the like of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and Audi A3.

₱ 3,690,000

Rex Sanchez

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Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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