2015 BMW 2-Series | New Car Review

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 by
2015 BMW 2-Series
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AEDAED 184,000 - 239,000
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 90%
  • Interior
    Editor: 80%
  • Quality
    Editor: 90%
  • Features
    Editor: 90%
  • Performance
    Editor: 85%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 70%

Review Summary:

While on a blatant product line expansion spree, BMW has shocked us all by discontinuing the 1-Series and finding its replacement in the form of the newly introduced 2-Series. In addition to the badge on the back being different, the replacement is a little nicer, a little larger, and a little pricier too.

Pros

* Step up into M territory and the 2-Series is an absolute monster.

Cons

* Not entire sure what was going through their mind when they got around to pricing it.

Looks

There’s something about the way the angular headlamps, sculpted hood, and carefully crafted contours along the bumper come together. Channeling its sporting pretensions through its design, the 2015 BMW 2-Series almost looks ready to pounce on anything in its path at any given time.  Along the length of the vehicle, deep grooves in the bodywork give the 2-Series a certain edge, which is completed with a black diffuser and twin chrome tail pipes at the rear.

2014 BMW 2-Series front side

Feels

Unmistakably BMW, the interior isn’t very creative, but boy is it well put together! When behind the wheel of the 2015 BMW 2-Series, you’re likely to feel cocooned in what most would refer to as a cockpit with its driver oriented dashboard, than merely the interior of a vehicle belonging to the D-segment of the market.

2014 BMW 2-Series interior

Engineering

Equipped with what BMW calls a Driving Assitant, the sizeable display atop the dashboard makes use of cameras and sensors to aide driver’s if the vehicle drifts out of its lane, if it notices inattention from the driver, and also if it notices pedestrians’ crossing the street. Fitted with City Brake Activation, the 2-Series takes over and applies the brake if it notices the driver hasn’t reacted in time, in order to prevent collisions with other vehicles and pedestrians as well.

2014 BMW 2-Series rear side

What’s on offer?

Two versions of the 2015 BMW 2-Series are on offer: a 2.0 litre twin turbo 4-cylinder found in the 220i, and a 3.0 litre twin turbo V6 found in the M235i. While the former kicks out 184 horsepower and 270 Nm of torque to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.0 seconds, the M’s 326 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque rocket it to a 100 km/h in just 5.0 seconds. Mated to an 8 speed automatic transmission, both variants send power to the rear wheels to reach top speeds of 230 km/h and 250 km/h respectively.

2014 BMW 2-Series side

Summing it…

Going up against the Chrysler 300 and the Opel Insignia, the newest member to the Bavarian family is at a slight disadvantage are far as costs go. Wearing a starting price of AED 175,000, which increases steadily to AED 280,000 for the M235i, it is significantly more expensive than its rivals; but as they say, it’s also the badge you pay for…

2014 BMW 2-Series front

Specifications

Specifications2015 BMW 220i2015 BMW M235i
Engine/ Cylinders2.0 litre Twin turbo 4 cyl3.0 litre Twin turbo V6
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
184 hp @ 6,250 RPM326 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
270 Nm @ 4,500 RPM450 Nm @ 4,500 RPM
Tranmission8 speed automatic8 speed automatic
DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h7.0 secs5.0 secs
Top speed230 km/h250 km/h
PriceAED 184,000 - 212,000AED 239,000

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