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Exclusive: BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé Petrol Review

The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe 220i Petrol is lastly right here and is setting the bar fairly excessive for the upcoming entry-level fashions type its German counterparts. We had been the primary one to inform you about its arrival and now are the primary one to drive it as effectively. Here’s our unique evaluation!



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The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe will get a brand new Snapper Rocks Blue shade.

The timing of the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé could not have been higher for us final year. We had been simply out of the COVID-19 lockdown and had been itching to hit the roads. Well! So a lot in order that Siddharth took it straight to the mountains of the Mussoorie valley for a correct partaking expertise behind the wheel. And truthfully! It did a commendable job of beating his lockdown blues, regardless of being a entrance wheel drive (FWD) mannequin. But the 2 Series GC was then launched solely within the 220d trim that has the 2.0-litre diesel engine and we had been the primary one to inform you that the petrol iteration is on its means. Finally! The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé 220i too has arrived and once more we are the first one to carry you its unique evaluation.

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The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has been launched in India solely within the range-topping M Sport variant.

Now the one factor new on this 220i rests underneath its hood and sure, it now comes on this new Snapper Rocks Blue shade which can sound a bit humorous, however seems to be completely attractive on this attractive looker and we merely like it. Other than that, it stays similar to the diesel mannequin. So let’s get straight to the purpose and simply in case you’ve got missed our earlier evaluation the place Siddharth talked at size about its seems to be, interiors and options, observe the hyperlink under.

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The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe 220i is 0.4 seconds faster to triple digit speeds than the 220d diesel iteration.

The new BMW 2 Series GC 220i is powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder twin-turbo petrol motor that belts out 186 bhp at 5000 rpm and 280 Nm of peak torque that is accessible from as little as 1350 rpm. Now on paper that torque output could look lesser when in comparison with 400 Nm of the diesel variant. But surprisingly the 220i is 0.4 seconds faster to triple digit speeds at 7.1 seconds, whereas the 220d does the identical stint in 7.5 seconds. And that is due to its wider and seamless torque band going as much as 4600 rpm, making for a meaty mid-range efficiency.

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The BMW 2 GC 220i will get a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine.

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé 220i Petrol Specifications
Displacement 1998cc (2.0-litre)
No. of Cylinders 4
Power Output 186 bhp @ 5000 rpm
Peak Torque 280 Nm @ 1350 – 4600 rpm
Transmission 8-speed steptronic computerized transmission
Acceleration (0-100 kmph) 7.1 seconds

The engine is mated to the identical eight-speed steptronic torque-convertor computerized transmission that comes with launch management and paddle shifters. What I significantly like about this drivetrain is the way in which it adjustments character while you shift from consolation to sport mode. While it is best suited to cruising in consolation mode and feels relaxed, the change is dramatic in sport the place the shifts are fast and crisp, simply {that a} tiny head nod is felt in preliminary shifts. Even the gear ratio is tall delivering a free revving expertise the place it goes past 5000 rpm. So while you push previous its mid-range, there’s nonetheless some momentum maintaining the eagerness intact.

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The BMW 2 Series GC surprises with its physique manners and it understeers solely while you carry increased speeds whereas cornering.

As its diesel iteration, even this petrol variant is entrance wheel drive and we nonetheless cannot complain about its dynamics. Precisely, that is as a result of the steering is well-weighed up and the nostril reacts to your inputs fairly mannerly. The limitation of FWD is just obvious if you end up making an attempt to chop via a steep nook with out dropping down gears as is tends to understeer a bit. Yet! It’s fairly enjoyable to mess around with its tail and the traction management intervenes solely while you go large.

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The suspension setup of the BMW 2 GC is biased on the stiffer aspect and stays commonplace in all drive modes.

Then I additionally just like the suspension set-up on this one which stays commonplace in all drive modes. Though it is biased on the stiffer aspect, at decrease speeds it would not really feel fussy and absorbs bumps impeccably. It’s solely while you carry some pace over potholes and tough patches you hear that thud and the pitter-patter is felt contained in the cabin. That stated, it helps sustaining its stability round bends or if you end up driving in a spirited method. Quite enjoyable!

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Details like M-Sport badging on the ground mats and scuff plates look actually cool.

The 220i very pertinently completes the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé’s line-up in India. It is obtainable solely within the range-topping M-Sport trim and people sporty details- the M-Sport emblem on its fenders, scuff plates and ground mats look actually cool.

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The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe 220i is ₹ 50,000 extra inexpensive than the 220d diesel iteration.

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Yes! It’s a entrance wheel drive and has some minor inherent flaws, however nonetheless it drives fairly like a Beemer ought to. And we’ll go forward and say that at current it is the sportiest entry-level luxurious mannequin in India. At ₹ 40.90 lakh (ex-showroom), it’s about ₹ 50,000 extra inexpensive than the 220d M Sport and is setting the bar excessive for the upcoming Mercedes A-Class Limousine and 2021 Audi A3.

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