- Performance-oriented BMW 228i Coupe adds more appeal to compact 2 Series Coupe range
- Perfect blend of power and efficiency with 180kW/350Nm 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine and standard eight-speed sports automatic transmission
- High performance yet economical engine delivers 0-100kmh sprint in 5.7 seconds with EU test cycle fuel consumption of just 6.3l/100km
- Very high level of standard equipment including 18-inch light alloy wheels, Bi-Xenon headlights, front and rear Park Distance Control, Dakota leather upholstery, Variable Sport Steering and Navigation System Business
BMW has expanded its stylish, compact coupe range with the eagerly anticipated BMW 228i Coupe now on sale through BMW dealers across Australia.
BMW Group Australia general manager of sales, Tom Noble, said the arrival of the new BMW 228i Coupe with its superb powertrain and very high level of standard equipment will significantly boost the appeal of the 2 Series Coupe.
“With its supreme combination of performance and efficiency, the 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo engine in the new BMW 228i Coupe has already proven a hit with buyers in the 3 Series and 4 Series ranges and is set to be the sweet spot in the stylish and sporty 2 Series Coupe lineup,” he said.
“This engine, with its impressive power, rorty exhaust note and remarkable efficiency has already received critical acclaim from automotive experts winning its category in the international engine awards for the past two years and is a perfect fit for the sporty two-door BMW 228i Coupe.”
The new BMW 228i Coupe slots in between the entry-level pair of diesel and petrol BMW 220d Coupe and BMW 220i Coupe models and the top-of-the-range BMW M235i Coupe that were launched in February and shares the stunning good looks and dynamic character of those cars.
Longer (+72mm), wider (+32mm) and lower (-5mm), sitting on a 30mm longer and wider (+41mm front / +43mm rear) wheelbase compared to the previous generation compact BMW Coupe, the new models offers more interior space and a powerful, sleek, low-slung appearance.
The short front and rear overhangs, long bonnet, set-back cabin and sweeping roof line are combined in classic sports coupe proportions with the new BMW 228i Coupe gaining further exterior features to give it an even more sporty aesthetic.
Filling the wheelarches are large 18-inch light alloy wheels wrapped with low profile 225/40 front and 245/35 rear tyres; the purposeful front end is distinguished by Bi-Xenon headlights with a headlight washer system; and at the rear, the sports intent of the car is denoted by the dual exhaust pipes. Depending on the choice of either Sport Line or Modern Line packages, the exterior window and mirror trim is finished in either High-Gloss Shadow Line or Chrome Line highlights.
Inside the more spacious four-seater cabin, the sporty styling continues and as a premium small car