Redesigned 2022 BMW 2-Series Skips Butterfly Grille, Gets More Power

Redesigned 2022 BMW 2-Series Skips Butterfly Grille, Gets More Power

Published: July 20, 2021 | By: American Luxury Staff

BMW’s redesigned entry level coupe appeared this month. The modest grille design is surprising, as BMW has forged ahead with the new ‘butterfly’ style for many of the middle- and upper-tier models in its lineup.

The exterior of the 2022 2-Series also strikes a few familiar chords, keeping the sporty, dexterous-looking personality of the entry-level model alive. Among the flourishes is a fastback roofline ending with a trunk spoiler, narrowed headlamps, and door sills that jut out dramatically at a nearly 90-degree angle to give the profile some overt angular drama. The 2-Series will also be wider and longer, as a rule.

The expected power boost is also present and accounted for; the 230i’s 2.0L inline four can pump out 37 additional pound-feet of torque—295 lb-ft in all for the upcoming model year, with horsepower coming in at 255. The M204i’s 3.0L inline-six turbo brings 382 horsepower to the table, and 369 pound-feet of torque; again, the torque rating gets the more significant bump.

For the 2-Series coupe, the stick shift is gone for 2022. Incoming for the M240i: adaptive suspension, and an electronically-controlled limited-slip differential. All variants receive a bevy of creature comforts as standard equipment, including a 10-speaker sound system, three-zone climate control, and power seats; driver-assist and safety tech includes lane-keep assist and automatic emergency braking.

Pricing for the 2022 2-Series coupe hasn’t yet been revealed by BMW. The automaker did inform buyers that the cars will reach dealerships in the fourth quarter of this year.

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