BMW India has launched a new variant of the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé called the ‘220i Sport’ variant priced at Rs 39.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India). BMW has also stated that the ‘Black Shadow’ edition, which was available only on the diesel variant, will now be offered in the 220i Sport soon. Locally-produced at BMW Group Plant in Chennai, the new ‘Sport’ petrol variant of the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé is available at dealerships today.
Powering the 220i Sport is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder twin-turbo petrol engine that produces 189bhp and 280Nm of torque, sending power to the front wheels 7-speed automatic gearbox. The 220i can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 7.1 seconds and has a top speed of 240km/h. Drivers can also switch between the different driving modes to suit the driving conditions – ECO PRO, Comfort and Sport. The launch control function is also available on the 220i.
The 2 Series Gran Coupé has two petrol variants, 220i Sport and 220i M Sport. Quite a bit of kit is offered as standard between the two variants such as Sport seats (for driver and front passenger), Ambient Light package with illuminated Interior Trim, Panorama Glass Sunroof, BMW Live Cockpit mPlus, Performance Control and Parking Assist with Reverse Assist, an 8.8-inch Control Display with touch functionality, 3D Navigation, a 5.1-inch digital instrument cluster with analog dials and also offers wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Speaking at the lanunh, Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India, said, “An important pillar of BMW India’s strategy is to offer the valuable ‘Power of Choice’ across its versatile model range that caters to the customer desires and mobility needs. The addition of the ‘Sport’ variant to the successful BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé model line-up, presents an excellent value proposition along with attractive features. With the growing popularity of petrol models in the premium segment, the new BMW 220i Sport is an irresistible choice for aspiring individuals to enter the world of BMW with style and performance.”
The entry-level luxury sedan segment was previously dominated by the Mercedes-Benz CLA and the Audi A3 in terms of the competition. But since the A3 has been discontinued and Mercedes-Benz has replaced the CLA with the newly launched A-Class Limousine, BMW has a lot of ground to cover with the 2 Series Gran Coupé to capture the entry-level luxury sedan segment.
|Variant||Price in Lakhs (ex-showroom, India)|
|220i Sport||Rs 37,90,000|
|220i M Sport||Rs 40,90,000|