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BMW 2 Series 218i Sport 4dr Petrol Saloon

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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£1,799 Advance Payment

These prices are based on the Higher Rate Motability Component. Pricing and offers are correct at the date of publication and are subject to confirmation. Pricing may not be accurate as pricing is updated quarterly. Unless otherwise stated, metallic paint at extra cost. Library image for illustration purposes only.

Fuel: Petrol

Body: Saloon
Trans: Manual

Anthracite floor mats, Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation, Ventilated front disc brakes, Anti roll bar front and rear, 2x USB Type C ports (for charging and data transfer), Electric Power Steering (EPS) with Servotronic...

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Ten Second Review

With this 2 Series Gran Coupe model, BMW belatedly joins the market for compact four-door coupes that previously Mercedes had almost to itself with their CLA. It shares nearly all its engineering with the 1 Series hatch, which means it's front-driven. But it's very much more aspirational.

Background

You might well be a little unfamiliar with BMW's 'Gran Coupe' formula, even though it's been around since 2012. That was when the Munich maker launched its 6 Series Gran Coupe, basically a four-door coupe based on a 3-box saloon shape for executives wanting something a little more fashionable. Since then, we've also had 4 Series and 8 Series Gran Coupe models. But strangely, never a smaller take on the four-door coupe concept that would take on the car that most tend to think of when it comes to a more compact interpretation of this kind of design, the very profitable Mercedes CLA. This 2 Series Gran Coupe model though, is that car.

Driving Experience

2 Series in BMW-speak can mean two very different things. Either something practical and resolutely unsporting in the form of the front-driven 2 Series Active Tourer compact MPV. Or rewarding and quite dynamic in the form of the rear wheel drive 2 Series Coupe or, to a lesser extent, the 2 Series Convertible. This 2 Series Gran Coupe is front-driven like the Active Tourer but uses the more advanced FAAR platform we've recently seen introduced with the third generation 1 Series hatch for at least some of the BMW 'Ultimate Driving Machine' vibe that you'd ideally want this car to be able to deliver. For our market, the entry-level version in the range is the 218i petrol variant, which uses a 1.5-litre three cylinder 140hp unit and can be had with the option of dual-clutch automatic transmission. There's also a 150hp 218d diesel model. The other two derivatives can be had only with the brand's 8-speed Sport auto transmission. If you've your sensible shoes on, you'll want the 220d, which is offered in front driven or xDrive forms and has a 2.0-litre 190hp four cylinder diesel. If you haven't, you'll be more drawn to the current range flagship, the M235i xDrive, which has a 2.0-litre four cylinder petrol turbo developing 306hp and AWD to better transmit torque to the tarmac. It makes 62mph from rest in just 4.9s and has to be artificially restrained at 155mph.

Design and Build

You'll buy this car because of the way it looks - no question. Like most four-door coupes, this one is distinguished by frameless side windows and a swept-back silhouette which makes the car look a fraction more compact than it actually is. This 2 Series Gran Coupe is 4,526mm long and 1,800mm wide, but stands just 1,420mm tall. And it offers plenty of overtaking presence. The slightly angled full-LED headlights draw attention to the familiar BMW kidney grille, which features bars contoured with an eyecatching vertical indentation. Take a seat up-front and the dash layout is pretty much lifted straight from the 1 Series hatch, which means you get an 8.8-inch 'Live Cockpit Plus' infotainment screen with base 'Sport' trim or a larger 10.25-inch monitor with the 'Digital Cockpit Professional' package that comes with the 'M Sport' or 'M235i models. Where this car aims to steal a bit of ground over its Mercedes CLA rival is when it comes to back seat space. A 2,670mm wheelbase means that there's reasonable space of knees and legs in the rear. Passengers in this part of the car get 33mm more knee room than they would in a two-door 2 Series Coupe, while the seating position is 12mm higher with 14mm more headroom when the optional panoramic roof is specified. Out back, there's a decently sized 430-litre boot, which can be extended by folding down the 40:20:40-split backrest.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £26,000 for the base 218i petrol 'Sport' variant; you'll need £1,350 more to add dual-clutch automatic transmission to it. The 220d diesel costs from around £31,500 in 'Sport' form. In either case, you'll need £2,500 more to add ritzier 'M Sport' trim. You'll need a budget of well over £37,000 for the M235i xDrive variant. As you'd expect for that kind of cash, all variants get an extremely high standard of spec, including full-LED headlights, sports seats and BMW's 'Live Cockpit Plus' package, which gives you an 8-8-inch control display with touch function. 'Sport'-spec models get 17-inch wheels, LED front foglights, front and rear parking sensors, and auto-dipping rear view mirror and two-zone climate control, plus BMW's 'Drive Performance Control' driving modes system. 'M Sport' variants meanwhile, are upgraded to 18-inch M light alloy Double-spoke rims. 'M Sport' and M235i variants also get the upgraded 'Live Cockpit Professional' infotainment package with its larger centre-dash 10.25-inch touchscreen and its "Hey BMW' 'Intelligent Personal Assistant' which will allow you to operate many of the car's major functions by merely speaking a command. Plus with this top trim level there's M Sport-tuned steering and suspension. And an aerodynamic body styling kit that re-styles both the front and rear bumpers.

Cost of Ownership

As you'd expect, the engineering here is prioritised towards improving efficiency. As a result, the base three cylinder 218i manages up to 47.1mpg (WLTP) and up to 114g/km (NEDC) in manual form. And the 220d delivers up to 57.6mpg (WLTP) and 110g/km (NEDC). The top M235i xDrive variant returns up to 37.2mpg (WLTP) and up to 153g/km (NEDC). On models with auto transmission, this car can be particularly efficient thanks to intelligent connectivity that enables the two auto gearboxes to adapt their shift strategy according to the planned route and driving situation. If this model is equipped with Active Cruise Control, both transmissions will factor in the data from this system and the standard Navigation, to avoid unnecessary gear changes in a quick succession of bends. Across the range, efficiency is also aided by coasting and Auto Start Stop functions that take their cue from the data supplied by the navigation system, the front-mounted camera and the sensors for the optional driving assistance systems. The coasting function de-couples the powertrain from the transmission at cruising speeds when the car is running in either its 'Comfort' or 'ECO PRO' driving modes.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Stereo 6 speaker system with 2 mid range speakers in the front and rear door trims + 2 central bass speakers underneath the front seats
  • Extended lighting pack - 2 Series Gran Coupe
  • Solid - Alpine white
  • Solid - Jet black
  • Driver and front passenger seat heating
  • Solid paint
  • Nivala cloth/Sensatec leather upholstery
  • 42 Litre fuel tank
  • Wifi hotspot preparation
  • BMW Live Cockpit Plus with 8.8" central information display with touch functionality and 5.1" analogue instrument cluster
  • Front/rear Parking distance control
  • Bluetooth hands free telephone connection with USB audio interface + audio streaming
  • Exterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzle
  • High beam assistant
  • LED headlights
  • Automatic headlight beam throw control
  • Manual headlight beam throw control
  • 17" Burnished double spoke alloy wheels finished in orbit grey - style 549
  • BMW mobility system
  • Nivala cloth/Sensatec leather - Anthracite with grey highlight
  • Nivala cloth/Sensatec leather - Anthracite with orange highlight

Body Glass

  • Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
  • Electric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip control and trap release

Brakes

  • Ventilated front disc brakes
  • Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
  • Braking readiness
  • Rear brake discs
  • Electrically operated hand brake
  • Dynamic stability control + (DSC+)
  • Trailer stability control
  • City braking function
  • Anti lock braking system (ABS) with cornering brake control

Chassis/Suspension

  • Anti roll bar front and rear
  • Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport mode
  • Twin tube gas filled shock absorbers with degressive characteristic curve

Communication

  • 2x USB Type C ports (for charging and data transfer)

Driver Aids

  • Electric Power Steering (EPS) with Servotronic
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Attentiveness assist
  • Active guard plus
  • Cruise control with braking function
  • Speed limiting function

Driver Convenience

  • Start/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation button
  • Eco pro mode
  • Auto start-stop
  • Pull away assistant

Driver Information

  • BMW Online services
  • IDrive controller on centre console
  • Personal Profile
  • BMW emergency call
  • BMW teleservices
  • Connected eDrive Services
  • Optimum shift indicator
  • Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
  • High precision injection
  • On board computer - average speed+fuel consumption, service interval, clock/date, odometer/trip meter, outside temperature display and ice warning
  • Integrated navigation data with map data via USB +features such as 3D landmarks and micro city models
  • Integrated owners handbook

Driving Mirrors

  • Body colour mirror caps
  • Automatically dimming rear view mirror
  • Heated, electrically adjustable exterior mirror aspheric on driver side, convex on passenger side

Embellishment Trims

  • Contrast stitching on instrument panel
  • Illuminated Berlin interior trim

Engine

  • Petrol Particulate Filter
  • Lightweight engineering
  • Balancer shaft
  • Double VANOS
  • VALVETRONIC engine management

Entertainment

  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • DAB digital radio, MP3 players and RDS double tuner
  • 4G LTE Connectivity with hard wied 4G network sim card

Exterior Body Features

  • Body colour door handles
  • Active aerodynamics
  • Front and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elements
  • High gloss shadow line exterior trim
  • Model designation on right side of tailgate
  • Fading support
  • Front door sill finishers in black plastic with BMW designation
  • Front bumper in Body colour with exclusive Sport air inlets finished in High gloss Black
  • Rear bumper in Body colour with exclusive Sport design elements finished in High gloss Black
  • Chrome exhaust single tailpipe, round
  • Kidney grille with 14 chrome high gloss black vertical bars
  • High gloss black B pillar finish

Exterior Lights

  • High level third brake light
  • Follow me home headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED front fog lights
  • Rear fog lights
  • Headlight beam throw control
  • Reversing light in rear light cluster
  • Direction indicator side lights integrated exterior mirrors
  • Preparation for high beam assistant

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Automatic two zone climate control air conditioning

Interior Features

  • Front and rear door pockets
  • Glovebox with light
  • 2 cupholders in front centre console
  • Multi-function controls for steering wheel
  • 12V power socket in centre console
  • Two lashing eyes
  • 3 spoke sports leather steering wheel with black stitching
  • Through loading system with 40/20/40 split folding rear seat
  • Conditioned Based Service
  • Front and rear side armrests integrated into door trim
  • Manually adjustment steering wheel column
  • Front Armrest foldable with integrated storage compartment
  • Glove compartment

Interior Lights

  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • Welcome lighting
  • Front centre interior light over interior mirror and rear centre automatic interior light when door is opened/ignition switched off or via remote key

Packs

  • Extended storage pack - 2 Series Gran Coupe

Safety

  • Side impact protection
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
  • Rear child proof door locks
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Brake drying
  • 2 tone horn
  • Seat belt security check for driver and front passenger
  • Airbag - Front driver and passenger, front and rear head, front side, curtain head protection, manual deactivation of front passenger airbag possible
  • Three point seat belts on all seats including front belt stopper, pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limiters
  • Crash sensor activating of airbags,Unlocking doors,hazard warning lights,fuel cut off,interior lighting+activation of safety battery terminal clamp

Seats

  • 3 rear seat head restraints
  • Front sports seats with electric side bolster adjustment
  • Child seat ISOFIX attachment for two outer rear seats and front passenger seat with anchorage points
  • Front head restraints

Security

  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
  • Thatcham Cat.1 alarm with remote control and immobiliser
  • Deadlocking function system to all doors
  • Two remote control key with integrated key - one button for open and close doors/fuel flap/tailgate and separate button for unlock luggage compartment
  • Drive away locking system on all doors and luggage compartment

Transmission

  • 6 speed manual transmission
  • Electronic differential lock
  • Performance Control

Vanity Mirrors

  • Sun visors with vanity mirrors and insert tab

Wheels

  • Reduced rolling resistance tyres

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 8.7
  • Engine Power - BHP 140
  • Engine Power - KW 103
  • Engine Power - PS
  • Engine Power - RPM 4600
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 162
  • Engine Torque - NM 220
  • Engine Torque - RPM 1480
  • Top Speed 134

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