BMW 2 Series 2023 Price in Pakistan
The ex-factory price of the BMW 2 Series 218i Gran Coupe in Pakistan is:
The 2023 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has made its way to the Pakistani market, signalling fierce competition in the luxury car segment. Following the successful launch of the BMW X7 SUV just a year ago, the company has now brought the BMW Gran Coupe to Pakistan.
Unveiled during the Los Angeles auto show in October 2019, the BMW Gran Coupe is currently on display at the Park Town showroom in Karachi.
A Unique Combination of Style and Functionality
The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is a subcompact executive car that offers both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options. It comes with three different engine choices, including two petrol options and one diesel.
This uniquely styled car combines the elegance of a sedan with the sporty appeal of a coupe. It caters to the needs of the Pakistani community by providing a spacious interior and a sleek, coupe-like design. Essentially, it can be seen as a BMW 1 Series with a sloping roof, four doors, and ample interior space. Built on the modular UKL platform, the 2 Series Gran Coupe offers versatility and performance in a compact package.
Trims & Versions: Something for Everyone
The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is available in three different trims, each offering a distinct set of features and styling options:
1. M Sport:
The M Sport model boasts distinctive 18-inch M light-alloy wheels, M sport suspension, and a sporty steering wheel. It also includes park distance control for enhanced convenience. Inside, you'll find sports seats in "cloth trigon sensatec" and an instrument cluster with M-specific display.
2. Luxury Line:
The Luxury Line variant features a luxurious exterior with sanitized aluminum accents. It showcases black high gloss LED fog lamps and a grille. Inside, the interior is adorned with Dakota leather seats, decorative stitching on the instrument panel, and illuminated Nice finishing.
3. Sports Line:
The Sports Line trim stands out with its chrome high gloss grille fence and black gloss accents on the front and rear. It comes equipped with 17-inch double spoke-style wheels. The interior features aluminum inserts and illuminated Berlin finishing for added style.
Engine Options: Power and Performance
The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe offers three engine options, each providing a different level of performance and driving experience:
1. 218i Petrol Engine:
The 218i variant is equipped with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo engine that generates 138 horsepower at 4600-6500 rpm. It delivers a maximum torque of 420 Nm at 1480-4200 rpm. The engine can be paired with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The gran coupe accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.7 seconds and offers a fuel economy of 47 miles per gallon combined.
2. 228i Diesel Engine:
The 228i variant features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine that produces 228 horsepower at 5000-6000 rpm. It offers a maximum torque of 350 Nm at 1450-4500 rpm. Paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, it takes 7.5 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h and provides a fuel economy of 58 miles per gallon combined.
3. M235i Petrol Engine:
The M235i variant boasts a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine that generates an impressive 302 horsepower at 5000-6250 rpm. It offers a maximum torque of 450 Nm at 1750-4500 rpm. Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds and provides a fuel economy of 37 miles per gallon combined.
The 1.5-liter petrol and 2.0-liter diesel engines come with a front-wheel-drive system, while the M235i (305hp) features an all-wheel-drive system for enhanced traction and performance.
Performance and Driving Experience: The Best of Both Worlds
The base engine, 218i, provides sufficient power for city driving with its sporty characteristics. It offers good fuel economy and doesn't feel sluggish in any way. If you frequently travel on highways, the 228i variant will meet most of your driving needs. It offers quick and nimble handling, making it a delight to drive. According to autocar.co.uk, the new Gran Coupe is softer than the 1 Series, making it more suitable for comfortable cruising. With its excellent driving position and responsive handling, it feels light and agile, making it an ideal choice for daily commuting.
The sporty M235i trim outperforms the other trims with its impressive acceleration of 0-60 mph in just 4.8 seconds. Optional adaptive suspensions further enhance comfort, especially on uneven surfaces. While road and wind noise may be present, the interior remains sufficiently quiet for conversations even at high speeds.
Exterior Design and Features: Sporty Elegance
The BMW Gran Coupe is designed to offer a sporty driving experience, both in terms of performance and exterior aesthetics. The front grille is modestly sized, and the eye-shaped full LED headlights with Halos serve as striking design elements. The aerodynamic body design, coupled with the sloping roofline, adds to the sporty appeal of the car.
The base trims come with 19-inch alloy wheels as standard, while the higher-end M235i xDrive trim features 18-inch wheels.
Interior Design and Features: Luxury and Comfort
The interior of the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe showcases impeccable design and quality. While it may not match its rival Mercedes in some aspects, it still offers a premium experience. The overall interior features high-quality soft-touch plastics, and the seats' trim varies based on the chosen trim level. The front seats are power-adjustable, ensuring maximum comfort and visibility for the driver and passenger.
The rear seats provide ample space for passengers, with generous headroom and legroom. The infotainment system varies depending on the trim level, with lower trims equipped with an 8.8-inch screen and higher trims featuring a 10.25-inch screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. The interior exudes an overall sense of quality and sophistication, showcasing significant improvements over the previous generation of the 2 Series Coupe.
Higher trims offer ambient lighting and leather seats for an added touch of luxury. Despite being a coupe, the 2 Series Gran Coupe surprises with its generous trunk space of 75 cubic feet, surpassing the Audi A3 Sedan.
Safety Features: Protection on the Road
As the 2023 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe was launched in the second half of 2019, it has not yet been rated or tested by organizations such as IIHS or NHTSA. However, BMW equips its vehicles with a range of safety features to ensure occupant protection. Some of the notable safety features include:
- Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with cornering brake control
- Crash sensor activating airbags, unlocking doors, activating hazard warning lights, fuel cut off, and interior lighting
- City braking function
- Three-point seat belts on all seats with belt tensioners and force limiters
- Dynamic stability control (DSC+)
- Electrically operated handbrake
- Airbags for front driver and passenger, front and rear head, front side, curtain head protection, with manual deactivation option for the front passenger airbag
- Rear brake discs
- Brake drying
- Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
- Tyre pressure monitoring system
- Rear childproof door locks
- Warning triangle and first aid kit
- Seatbelt warning
- Ventilated front disc brakes
- Side impact protection
Major Competitors: Mercedes-Benz CLA and Audi A3 Sedan
In the Pakistani market, the 2023 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe faces competition primarily from the Mercedes-Benz CLA and the Audi A3 Sedan. These models offer their own set of features and performance, catering to the preferences of different buyers. The choice between these luxury subcompact sedans ultimately depends on individual priorities, such as design, driving experience, technology, and brand preference.
The arrival of the 2023 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe in Pakistan has generated significant excitement among car enthusiasts and luxury car buyers. With its unique blend of sporty design, powerful engines, and luxurious features, the Gran Coupe offers an appealing option for those seeking a stylish and high-performance subcompact executive car. Whether it's the sporty M235i or the more fuel-efficient 218i or 228i, each variant delivers a rewarding driving experience and represents BMW's commitment to quality and innovation. With its competitive pricing and a range of trim options, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is poised to make a lasting impression on the Pakistani market.