SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp., the official importer, and distributor of BMW in the Philippines, has launched the first-ever BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé. Available in one variant, the 218i Gran Coupe Sport has all the ingredients to fuel the enthusiasm of the discerning local market. It represents an appealing addition to the model line-up, in particular in markets where the sedan body style enjoys strong popularity.
The first-ever BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé establishes a new bar in its class. It features the BMW front-wheel-drive architecture that it shares with the new BMW 1 Series. Furnished with cutting-edge chassis technology and innovative systems, the four-door coupé likewise raises the bar in terms of driving dynamics and agility and is the perfect choice for young, urban customers for whom sportiness, cutting-edge connectivity and ample onboard space rank highly.
The first-ever BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé seamlessly transfers the elegant aesthetic championed by its larger siblings into the premium compact class. The standout characteristic of the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé is its dynamically stretched silhouette that, like the four frameless side doors, is lifted from the classical coupé blueprint.
The new Gran Coupé model features slightly angled, full-LED headlights that form a prominent BMW four-eyed face and draw attention to the familiar BMW kidney grille. Exclusive details include the contoured kidney grille bars with an eye-catching indentation, as well as the all-new design of the rear lights that extend well into the center of the rear end.
The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé measures 4,526 mm in length and 1,800 mm in width, but stands just 1,420 mm tall, and has a 2,670 mm wheelbase. It also features a 430-liter load compartment that can be expanded in various ways. All of which significantly increase the car’s range of applications in daily use.
The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé Sport comes fitted with 17-inch light-alloy wheels in Double-spoke Style 549 wrapped in run-flat tires. Sport Line also brings applications of High-gloss Black for exterior trim pieces and BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line for the window graphic surrounds.
The interior of the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé offers a combination of sport elements with high-quality materials and modern conveniences designed with both family life and long-distance journeys in mind.
In the BMW 2 Series 218i Gran Coupé Sport, Sensatec upholstery ensures comfort and durability, with the Sport front seats being electronically adjustable with a memory function for the driver. Interior trim strips are finished in “Illuminated Berlin” design, and a Sport steering wheel allows access to the many functions that the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé offers.
Behind the wheel of the first-ever BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé, you are greeted by various controls geared squarely to the driver and grouped clusters. For example, air conditioning and lighting controls are grouped together and laid out intuitively. Access to the infotainment system is via the familiar BMW iDrive wheel, or a touchscreen 8.8-inch Central Information Display, all part of the seamless BMW Live Cockpit.
The Central Information Display also offers guidance when using BMW’s innovative Parking Assistant, allowing automatic assisted parking in spaces that are either parallel or perpendicular to the road, as well as automatic maneuvering out of parallel parking spaces. Park Distance Control also comes as standard, offering front and rear parking sensors, paired with a rear-view camera.
The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé features generous cabin space, welcoming rear passengers with significantly easier entry and 33 millimeters of extra knee room over the previously available BMW 2 Series Coupé. The boot can hold 430 liters of gear and this can be expanded further by folding down the 40/20/40 split rear seat backrest. The rear bench can be released fully from the load compartment. The tailgate opens automatically at the press of a button or – if the optional Comfort Access is specified – with the wave of a foot.
Dynamic yet efficient powertrain combination
At launch, the first-ever BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé will come with one engine option - a 1.5- liter BMW TwinPower Turbo 3-cylinder in gasoline paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch Steptronic automatic transmission. This combination promises 140 HP and 220 Nm of torque.
Pricing and Availability
The BMW 218i Gran Coupé Sport is priced at Php 2,990,000 and is available in the following colors: Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Melbourne Red, and Mineral Grey. It also comes with a 5-year or 200,000-kilometer manufacturer’s warranty.
For more information about BMW in the Philippines, BMW.com.ph .