The online configurator for the new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has gone live on most BMW websites across the globe. Let’s see which is the range of customization choices and the most important equipment to choose for the compact four-door coupe.
In Germany, there are 6 trim lines to choose from: basis, Active, Sport Line, Luxury Line, M Sport and the M235i xDrive. The entry-level model 218i Gran Coupe starts at a price of 31,950 euros (35,400 dollars). The prices gradually increase while approaching the high-end models: the Luxury Line starts at 36,050 euros (39,944 dollars), while for the M Sport clients will have to pay 36500 euros (40,440 dollars). The range-topping M Performance model is a tad more expensive, with a price starting at a whooping 51,900 euros (57,500 dollars).
Apart from the 218i model with 103 kW/140 PS (138 hp), German customers can also order the 220d variant with 140 kW/190 PS (187 hp) for an extra 7,950 euros (8,800 dollars). It is expected that several other power versions will be offered in the near future (such as 220i and 225i).
Exclusively for the US market, BMW will also launch the 228i xDrive model with 231 PS (228 hp) of peak output. For the time being, the sole variant to be offered with xDrive is the M Performance M235i xDrive delivering an impressive output of 306 PS (301 hp).
The color palette to be available in most European countries will comprise the following paint finishes: 1 non-metallic – Alpine White; 6 metallic: Sapphire Black, Melbourne Red, Mineral Grey, Misano Blue, Snapper Rocks Blue and BMW Individual Storm Bay.
The choice of alloy wheels is also pretty rich and includes specific models individualized for each trim line. The range of dimensions goes from 16″ on the base variant up to 19″ for the high-end M Sport and M235i xDrive versions.
An attractive range of cloth and leather upholsteries is available to decorate your interior. Sensatec artificial leather is also offered, while the premium natural Dakota leather upholsteries come in 5 different shades: Black, Magma Red, Oyster, Mocha and Black/Blue for the M Sport and M235i.
The dashboard trims are now illuminated and looks highly futuristic. A range of 4 trims with different pattern is launched with the new 2 Series Gran Coupe: Illuminated Nizza, Illuminated Berlin, Illuminated Brooklyn and Illuminated Boston.
The must-have equipment packages to tick on the list of options for your potential new F44 2 Series Gran Coupe are as follows: the Comfort Package Professional for 1,250 euros/1,385 dollars (comprising heated seats for driver and front passenger, comfort access, heated steering wheel and automatic climate control), the Entertainment Package for 650 euros/720 dollars (including hi-fi audio system or for an extra 200 euros, the Harman/Kardon surround audio system, DAB tuner and BMW Gesture Control) and the Business Package Professional for 3,100 euros/3434 dollars (complete with Connected Package Professional, wireless charging telephony, WLAN hotspot, BMW Live Cockpit Professional, alarm system and BMW Head Up Display).
I also configured an M235i xDrive in BMW Individual Storm Bay metallic, fitted with the 19″ M bicolor alloy wheels type 552 and an interior dressed in Dakota Oyster leather upholstery and “Illuminated Berlin” dashboard trims. I also added Adaptive LED headlights for an extra 500 euros/554 dollars, the Comfort Package Professional, the Business Package Professional, the Entertainment Package with Harman/Kardon surround sound system, tinted glass for the rear windows for 350 euros/388 dollars and BMW Individual Exterior Line in satinated aluminum.
In the end, the price to pay for my configuration was exactly 61,000 euros or 67,600 dollars.
[Source: BMW Germany]