BMW Announces Performance Parts for 2 Series Coupe
The "Ultimate Driving Machine" isn't complete without some performance parts and individualization, and because of that, BMW has made all M performance parts for the new 2 Series available at the vehicle's launch in March 2014. The BMW 220d Coupe offers the M Performance Power Kit, which helps to create perfect starting conditions. The new kit will increase the four-cylinder diesel engine's output by 16 horsepower, giving the vehicle a maximum 200 horsepower. Surprisingly, fuel economy doesn't suffer with the increased power. Fuel consumption and emission numbers will stay the same, so customers can enjoy their faster cars without hurting the environment. The stump-puller diesel engine likely won't make its way into our 2 Series, unfortunately, at least not initially. An M Performance silencer system is available for the BMW M235i Coupe that helps reduce exhaust gas pressure to create a more dynamic sound. All BMW M Performance tailpipe trim elements will have the M logo and will be offered in either chrome or carbon. Also available on this model is the M Performance limited-slip differential. This system ensures traction-optimized distribution of torque between the rear wheels, offering better control and stability when exiting corners. Although certain performance parts are meant for specific models, all 2 Series variants will feature the M Performance sport suspension that has been lowered 20 millimeters, as well as specific dampers and shortened coil springs. A high-capacity BMW M Performance brake system with colored calipers and 19-inch forged light alloy wheels are also available. Not all of the M Performance packages relate to the way the car drives or sounds, as exterior components have been added to create better aerodynamics. A BMW M rear spoiler and Aerodynamic Kit have been specifically designed for the 2 Series Coupe variants, which combine air ducting elements and the front and rear to create balance. A black decorative grid for the signature kidney grille, exterior carbon caps, side sill foils with M badging, and M Performance accent stripes are also available on the new 2 Series M models. Inside the new models are cockpits inspired by racing, with an Alcantara BMW M Performance sport steering wheel with a carbon finish, a Race Display, as well as a gear lever and handbrake handle outfitted with an Alcantara gaiter. Customers can also add interior strips of carbon and Alcantara, high-grade steel pedals, and a driver footrest. Because BMWs aren't expensive unto themselves, these parts ought to up the price of admission--and the performance credo of the little sports coupe. Source: BMW
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