After launching the limited 220d Black-Shadow Edition last month, Bavarian Motor Works has finally launched the petrol version of 2 Series Gran Coupe in India. It will be available in a single 220i M Sport variant only, priced at Rs 40.90 lakh (ex-showroom). In Gran Coupe's line-up, it will be positioned just above the base-spec 220d Sportline variant. With the introduction of the petrol model, BMW has also hiked the prices of its existing diesel trims by up to Rs 1.1 lakh. Here's the complete price list: –
BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Variant
Rs 39.30 lakh
Rs 40.40 lakh
Rs 1.1 lakh
220i M Sport (NEW)
Rs 40.90 lakh
220d M Sport
Rs 41.30 lakh
Rs 42.30 lakh
Rs 1 lakh
*All price, ex-showroom India.
BMW 220i M Sport – Design & Features
The 220i M Sport looks similar to the other variants. However, being an M Sport variant, it gets BMW M-performance goodies such as heavy chrome front grille, sportier front, and rear bumpers, chrome-tipped dual exhausts, ‘M’ badges on the front fenders, blacked-out window line, side skirts, 17-inch M alloy wheels, sports seats in the front row, and M-stamped interior elements such as the steering wheel, headrests, and gear levers.
The 220i M Sport is a feature-rich offering. Its notable equipment includes an all-LED lighting system, automatic headlamps, panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control with rear AC vents, digital instrument cluster, a 10.25-inch touchscreen with BMW’s iDrive infotainment system, Gesture Control for the infotainment system, wireless Apple CarPlay, wireless mobile charging pad, ambient lighting, cruise control, paddle shifters, rain-sensing wipers, powered front seats, etc. It also gets three driving modes: ECO PRO, Comfort, and Sport.
The safety quotient is taken care of by 6 airbags, ABS with brake assist, traction control, dynamic stability control, cornering brake control, electric parking brake with auto hold, ISOFIX child seat anchorages, parking sensors, and a rear-view camera, etc.
BMW 220i M Sport – Engine
The 2 Series Gran Coupé 220i M Sport variant is powered by a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine churning out 190PS of maximum power and 280Nm of peak torque. The engine comes paired with an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission, which transfers the power to the front wheels.
BMW 220i M Sport – Acceleration, Top Speed & Mileage
BMW claims the petrol-powered 2 Series can sprint from 0 to 100kmph in just 7.1 seconds (0.4 seconds faster than its diesel counterpart). Its top speed is 240kmph. As far as the mileage is concerned, the 220i M Sport has a claimed fuel efficiency figure of 14.82kmpl.
Currently, this entry-level BMW sedan doesn't have any direct rival in India. But it will soon face the rivalry from the upcoming Audi A3 sedan and Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine.