FANS of the new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe, M2 CS and M8 Competition Gran Coupe, need wait no longer for pricing, with BMW Australia announcing the cost of what’s seen as three of its key models for 2020.
The 2 Series Gran Coupe represents BMW’s first entry in the premium small sedan segment and showcases characterful design, a practical and luxurious interior and engaging dynamics.
It will be available in two variants, the 218i and M235i xDrive, mirroring the new BMW 1 Series range that launched in late 2019.
The 218i, which comes loaded with the M Sport packaged as standard, is powered by a 1.5-litre three cylinder TwinPower turbo petrol engine producing 103kW and 220Nm, matched to a 7-speed double clutch Steptronic transmission.
It’s priced at $47,990 plus on-roads. It can travel the distance to 100km/h in 8.7 seconds, while the M235i xDrive punches it out in 4.9 seconds.
The M235i xDrive, which features a potent 2.0-litre four cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol engine producing 225kW and 450Nm and allied to an 8-speed sport Steptronic automatic transmission, is priced at $69,990 plus on-roads.
BMW M will also launch the first ever M8 Competition Gran Coupé in quarter two, with pricing starting at $349,900 plus on-roads. This new BMW M model was derived from the M8 Competition Coupé and developed alongside the BMW M8 GTE race car.
It is powered by a high-revving eight cylinder engine with M TwinPower turbo technology that generates 460kW and 750Nm, combined with an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission, featuring Drivelogic and an M Sport exhaust system for race car like sound.
The power train combines with the M xDrive all wheel drive system to deliver a 0-100km/h time of just 3.2 seconds. Just a short time after its arrival, the highly anticipated M2 CS will land, with customer deliveries slated for the second half of the year.
Priced at $139,900 plus on-roads, the limited run special edition version of the acclaimed BMW M2 Competition and the latest BMW CS model after the M3 CS and M4 CS, features a raft of motor sport focused enhancements.
Extensive use of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), ensures a lighter weight, with an impressive power output of 331kW, which is 29kW more than the M2 Competition. It comes standard with a six speed manual gearbox.
It is the first time a BMW M CS model has been available with a manual transmission. The M2 CS is capable of the standard sprint in 4.2-seconds in standard guise and 4.0 seconds when fitted with the optional seven speed M double clutch transmission (M-DCT).