BMW South Africa has listed the pricing of the new 2 Series on its website, with the compact coupe starting at R765,000 for the 220i specification.
Two additional models will also be available at launch, priced from R815,000 for the 220d and R1,050,000 for the top-of-the-line M240i xDrive.
A new M2 model has not yet been announced, however.
Deliveries for the new 2 Series are expected to commence in the first quarter of the year, and each model is sold with a 5-year/100,000km BMW Motorplan.
The new BMW 2 Series sees an extensive equipment list in South Africa.
Across the line-up, owners can expect three-zone climate control, ambient lighting, a multifunction steering wheel, front sport seats, automatic LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, cruise control with braking function, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and a 10.25-inch infotainment display with smartphone mirroring and BMW ConnectedServices on offer.
The M Sport body kit, an M rear spoiler, M Sport suspension, and 19-inch alloy wheels are standard, too.
Over and above this, the M240i offers rear sports seats, electric front seats, a Harman/Kardon sound system, adaptive bi-LED lights, a sunroof, a rear-view camera, all-round parking sensors, a heads-up display, M High-Performance wing mirrors, M Sport brakes, M Sport steering configuration, and an M Sport rear differential for variable torque distribution.
The new BMW range also features a “bumper system with replaceable deformation elements at front and rear for impacts up to 15km/h, capable of withstanding impacts up to 4km/h undamaged,” said BMW.
The respective engine specifications for the new BMW 2 Series in South Africa are as follows:
- Engine – 2.0-litre, turbo-petrol
- Power – 135kW/300Nm
- 0-100km/h – 7.5 seconds
- Top speed – 236km/h
- Combined fuel consumption – 6.3l/100km
- Engine – 2.0-litre, turbo-diesel with 48V mild-hybrid technology
- Power – 140kW/400Nm
- 0-100km/h – 7.0 seconds
- Top speed – 237km/h
- Combined fuel consumption – 4.8l/100km
BMW M240i xDrive
- Engine – 3.0-litre, turbo-petrol
- Power – 285kW/500Nm
- 0-100km/h – 4.3 seconds
- Top speed – 250km/h
- Combined fuel consumption – 8.0l/100km
As standard, each car is equipped with an eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission providing launch control and shifter paddles.
The 220i and 220d are driven through the rear wheels, whereas the M240i receives a rear-wheel-bias all-wheel-drive system.