BMW 2 Series – Interesting Details of the New Addition

Take a look at some of the key highlights and quirks of the BMW 2 Series pertaining to comfort, performance, safety and design.

The 3 Series has been the entry-level luxury sedan from BMW for the Indian car market for a very long time now but there is a new addition to the line-up, BMW 2 Series. This vehicle comes with an updated design language and has a fresh design altogether. It is a bit cheaper than the 3 Series and has the reliability, luxury and performance of a BMW. From the exterior, it resembles the 8 Series and features a cabin which is well-built and has all the bells and whistles expected at this price point. Let’s take a look at some of the interesting details about this new entrant.

BMW 2 Series Interior and Exterior

BMW 2 Series

The interior for the 2 Series seems really well-built and plush for an entry-level luxury sedan. Quality levels are good too and it gives a tough competition to the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine. From the exterior, it looks sharp and like a smaller version of the 8 Series. Some of its interior and exterior highlights include:

  • Micro-activated carbon particulate filter for fresh and recirculated air
  • LED projection “BMW” from the exterior mirror on the driver’s side
  • Atmospheric Lighting in front and rear with six selectable light designs for the instrument panel and door trims
  • Welcome lights for outer door handles (front and rear)
  • Fully Digital 10.25” (26.03 cm) Instrument Display

BMW 2 Series Entertainment

2 Series

When it comes to technology, the iDrive system inside the BMW cars is one of the best in the business. It ensures that there are ample things to do so that the passengers are kept busy on long journeys. Some of its entertainment and connectivity features include:

  • Smartphone Integration with Wireless functionality for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • 25” (26.03 cm) Control Display, BMW Operating System 7.0 with variable configurable widgets
  • iDrive Touch with handwriting recognition and direct access buttons
  • Wireless phone charging
  • 10 speaker system with a total out of 205 watts

BMW 2 Series Safety

2 Series

Being an entry-level luxury sedan does not mean that it will fall short on safety or in any department for that matter. For a large and German automaker like BMW, they ensure utmost reliability and safety for the passengers. Safety features of BMW 2 Series include:

  • 6 airbags
  • Launch Control with imagery in the instrument cluster
  • Intelligent Automatic Start/Stop function
  • Pedestrian protection with Active Bonnet
  • Electronic Differential Lock Control

BMW 2 Series Performance

BMW 2 Series

The 2 Series comes with two engine options, a petrol and a diesel. Starting off, there is a 2.0-litre; 4-cylinder petrol motor churning out 189 bhp and 280 Nm of torque. These are some respectable figures for a vehicle of this segment and size. There is ample performance on offer along with refinement and comes with an ARAI claimed mileage of 14.82 kmpl. Secondly, there is a 2.0-litre; 4-cylinder diesel motor producing 188 bhp and 400 Nm of torque. It is pretty evident from the numbers that the diesel motor is more powerful and will attract keen drivers. This diesel motor for the 2 Series comes with an ARAI claimed mileage of 18.64 kmpl.

BMW 2 Series Comfort

2 Series Seats

Comfort has to be looked after even if the vehicle belongs to the entry-level category. The 2 Series ensures that there is plenty of comfort on offer with cushiony seats and a spacious cabin. Some of the comfort and convenience features of BMW 2 Series include:

  • BMW Virtual Assistant activated by voice command “Hey BMW”
  • Parking Assistant with Reversing Assistant
  • Three drive modes
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Front and rear parking sensors

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