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BMW 2 Series

Text | Desmond Chan
Photos | Editorial Team, Manufacturer


With a wide range of body styles, BMW's 2 Series family has a practical choice suitable for every driver!
There was a time, maybe 20 years ago, when car nomenclature was simple and straightforward. Before the rapid introduction of new model ranges, parsing a BMW was pretty clear-cut - the 3 Series was the compact model, the 5 Series the mid-sized model and the 7 Series the large flagship sedan. Quite easy, no?

Nowadays, it's not quite so simple anymore. BMW's core model range now spans eight numerical designations, as well as seven X designations for its Sports Activity Vehicles (BMW's terminology for its SUVs). And, with multiple body styles across the various model series, it can be a little complicated to immediately wrap your head around it.

Take the brand's 2 Series lineup for example. It is positioned as a practical choice for aspiring buyers. However, a quick look across the range reveals that there are many different body styles that will cater to a wide range of buyers who all have different needs.

Sleek sensation - 2 Series Coupe
Sleek sensation - 2 Series Coupe

When people think of the 2 Series, this is probably the compact and stylish model that usually springs to mind - the 2 Series Coupe.

With its sleek sheet metal and squat presence, the 2 Series Coupe certainly distinguishes itself from the crowd. Sheathed within the stylish exterior is a cabin that delivers ample equipment and everyday luxury. Of course, the 2 Series Coupe also impresses with its on-road dynamism, with its short wheelbase making for a sharp and direct drive packed with enthusiasm and fun.
Airy amenity - 2 Series Convertible
Airy amenity - 2 Series Convertible

Those seeking an open-top experience will surely be drawn to the 2 Series Convertible.

Yes, it is rather similar to the Coupe in terms of size, design and the mechanical bits, but the experience is completely different. Being able to take the roof off has much to do with that. It delivers a softer, more relaxed experience that implores you to bask in the joy of open-top driving, allowing you to take in the fresh breeze whipping through your hair. With the Convertible, you're sure to attract looks everywhere you go.
Elegant expression - 2 Series Gran Coupe
Elegant expression - 2 Series Gran Coupe

For those in the market for something with a slightly more bold, modern and expressive feel, the newly launched 2 Series Gran Coupe certainly fits the bill.

As the most accessible four-door BMW coupe, the Gran Coupe finds a delightful balance between style, practicality and dynamic capability. Of course, being the newest model, it also delivers the latest in technology, including equipment like the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant and the most advanced driver assistance systems.
Practical prowess: 2 Series Active Tourer/Gran Tourer
Practical prowess - 2 Series Active Tourer/Gran Tourer

With the five-seat Active Tourer and seven-seat Gran Tourer, the 2 Series also demonstrates the ample flexibility of the platform, with these two models offering maximum utility and space for drivers.

Clearly designed with families in mind, the MPV offerings prioritise cabin space, daily comfort and overall utility without sacrificing qualities such as style and refinement.
Resolute range � 2 Series Active Tourer with eDrive
Resolute range - 2 Series Active Tourer with eDrive

BMW's plug-in hybrid technology also features within the 2 Series lineup, in the form of the BMW 225xe Active Tourer.

The car combines the practicality and utility of the 2 Series Active Tourer with the increased fuel economy and lower running cost afforded by the additional eDrive system. Additionally, the eDrive motor also has the benefit of providing additional straight line oomph if you need it, and also lets you drive in pure electric mode.
Exhilarating excitement - M2
Exhilarating excitement - M2

While the rest of the 2 Series range has leaned towards offering practicality, accessibility and stylishness, there's also something for the more thrill-seeking drivers among us. Delivering the ultimate in performance, dynamism and excitement, the M2 model range encapsulates the best that BMW M Gmbh has to offer.

The latest, most potent M2 offering is the M2 CS, which will be launched in Singapore sometime this year. With it, BMW M delivers the most powerful, razor sharp driving experience available within the 2 Series model range.

Copious choice

The 2 Series lineup boasts a wide range of models, each with its own unique personality and distinct ability. And, with a total of six unique styles within just the 2 Series model portfolio, it's clear that BMW understands the importance of catering to the diversity among its buyers. There's practically a 2 Series of every body (type) for everybody, regardless of age or lifestyle.