BMW has made it official that the 2017 edition of the BMW 2 series is coming and along with it comes a whole lineup of new powertrain options to choose from.
They offer better performance and torque while being increasingly fuel efficient.
For a common buyer, the sheer number of engines available might be tad confusing but it expands the BMW 2 series 2017 edition like never before. The outgoing model will be the 228i which will now be replaced by the 230i. The newer model is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo four rated engine which is capable of producing 248 horsepower coupled with 258 lb feet of torque.
As with most other launches, BMW has a base model and a top of the line version. There is a version designed to fit right in between these two, the M240i which is going to be the ideal replacement for the M235i. The model is powered by a 3.0-liter turbo six engine with 335 horsepower and has 369 lb feet of torque. The car will be made available in two different versions, the coupe and the convertible. Pricing will vary according to the option that the buyer goes for.
The top of the line is the BMW B58 turbo with I 6 which is the same powertrain as the one used in the M240i and the 340i. The team has upgraded the engine with a new cylinder head and an aluminum crank case. Other component upgrades include exhaust manifold, electronic waste gate controller and twin scroll turbocharger. Similar to the earlier model, the BMW car will be powered by a valvetronic variable valve control system. It uses double Vanos variable camshaft timing, in the intake as well as the exhaust sides.
Designers at BMW has done their best to increase fuel efficiency by using brake energy regenerationtechnique. The car is also equipped with an automatic start and stop function. While a couple of models from almost every manufacturer is moving towards a hybrid and electrified future, the gasoline cars are here to stay and will be around for a long time to come.
Acceleration capacity of the car has increased as it can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.6 seconds when tested with the six speed manual transmission system. With the automatic gearbox, it can achieve the same with just 4.4 seconds. An all-wheel drive further decreases it to 4.2 seconds.