2 for the road

BMW’s Philippine distributor, SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp., is upping the ante for spirited driving in the compact sports car segment with the recent unveiling of exciting models under its 2 Series range.

The latest 2 Series is a modern interpretation of the iconic 2002 model from the late 60s/early 70s, which marked the brand’s first foray into high-performance iterations of modern coupés. Staying true to this heritage, the new 2 has a fresh, youthful, and extrovert aura matched by thoroughly engineered and perfectly balanced dynamic attributes, which only means huge driving fun.

The BMW 218i Coupe M Sport

The 218i Coupé M Sport is powered by BMW’s award-winning B48 engine–a TwinPower Turbo 2.0L 4-cylinder petrol engine (mated to an 8-speed Steptronic automatic with paddle shifters) to achieve 250Nm and 156hp. This enables the 218i Coupé M Sport to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 8.7 seconds.

Eschewing the trend in subcompact German sedans to go front-wheel drive, the new 218i Coupe adopts a front engine, rear-wheel-drive layout to reflect the character of a genuine sports car.

The BMW 218i Coupé M Sport is powered by a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. It retails at Php 3,590,000.

The BMW kidney grille is horizontal in design and features vertically arranged active air flaps in place of the classical bars. The active air flaps open electrically when the engine behind the scenes has an increased need for cooling air. These are complemented by standard-fitted full-LED headlights, which are positioned in the outer reaches of the front end and have a single unit, circular design as inspired by the previous iterations of this model.

The 218i Coupé M Sport includes exterior details that highlight its sporty profile with a M Aerodynamic Package, M High Gloss Shadow Line, M Sport Suspension, M Rear Spoiler, and 18” M Light alloy wheel Double-spoke Style 848 M Bicolour with mixed tires.

Inside, the vehicle still features a driver-focused cockpit design and a modern control panel on the center console to highlight the sporty atmosphere inside. Sport Seats and a BMW M leather steering wheel highlighted by the gear shift paddles come as standard and adds to the engaging driving experience.

The BMW 218i Coupé M Sport enhances comfort with the Comfort Access system, which makes entry to the vehicle even more convenient. The new Ambient Lighting also takes the interior to a new level and sets the mood for a relaxed drive or an adrenaline-induced one.

High-quality materials and precise workmanship create a premium ambience above and beyond in the 218i Coupé M Sport. A combination of Alcantara – Sensatec upholstery enhances comfort together with the Aluminum Rhombicle Anthracite M interior trim.

What stands out in cabin of the 218i Coupé M Sport is the BMW Live Cockpit Plus, which includes the BMW Curved Display that seamlessly integrates a 12.3” digital instrument cluster and 14.9” widescreen display and runs on the latest BMW iDrive software, Operating System 8.0. These allow the driver and passengers to experience the best-in-class intuitive infotainment system. It comes with Smartphone Integration – Apple Carplay and Android Auto, as well as connectivity options to let passengers seamlessly integrate and enjoy their entertainment preferences in the vehicle.

The BMW 218i Coupé M Sport retails at Php 3,590,000.00 and comes with the 5-year comprehensive BMW Warranty.

The BMW M240i xDrive Coupe

The BMW M240i xDrive Coupé comes complete with the hallmark design features of the 2 but takes on a number of performance enhancements needed to become an exciting pocket rocket.

Powered by the legendary B58 engine, the M240i xDrive Coupé is nothing less than a track-ready sports car. It runs on BMW’s TwinPower Turbo 3.0L inline-6 petrol engine that produces 374hp and 500Nm of torque. It’s mated to a ZF 8-speed Steptronic Sport automatic which sends power to all four wheels via BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system. This allows the M240i xDrive Coupé proudly accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.3-seconds.

The rear-biased xDrive all-wheel drive system combined with the Adaptive M Suspension and BMW M Sport Differential, enable the M240i xDrive Coupé to exhibit razor-sharp handling with a very high level of grip, be it on city roads or on the racetrack.

On the exterior, the sporty, aggressive BMW M240i xDrive Coupé also brings forth the M Aerodynamic Package and M Rear Spoiler but takes the model’s athleticism to another level. It features the BMW M 50 Years Badge, M Sport Brake in Dark Blue Metallic, and 19” M Light alloy wheel Double-spoke Style 792 M Bicolour with mixed tires and run-flat tires to complete the look of the vehicle.

Passengers can enjoy details that offer the comfort and technology unique to the 2. The M240i xDrive Coupé is even fitted with Leather Vernasca Décor Stitching upholstery in three colors that customers may choose from – Tacora Red, Black, and Oyster.

The BMW M240i xDrive Coupé is priced at Php 4,890,000 and comes with the industry-leading comprehensive 5-year BMW warranty.

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