Updated 2 Series continues manufacturer’s recipe for success
BMW’s smallest coupe, the 2 Series received some updates recently and Lerato Matebese tried to spot the differences
BMW’s smallest coupe, the 2 Series, has made inroads into the compact coupe segment. Essentially a coupe version of the 1 Series hatch, you have to admire the German marque’s marketing ploy of taking basically the same ingredients to make a cake, but opting to use different moulds to appeal to different palettes. It’s a stroke of genius, much like the company has managed to do with the 3 and 4 Series. To spot the new items added to the updated 2 Series range, we spent some time at the wheel of the 220i variant, which is the entry point into the range and is powered by a 2.0l Twin-Power turbo engine, which pushes 135kW and 270Nm through an eight-speed automatic gearbox to the rear wheels. Cosmetically, the model comes with updated headlights with Bi-LED technology, while the rear tail lights also receive LED treatment. The cabin has remained pretty much the same, save for the new instrument cluster with new dials, which give it a sophisticated look. Of course, you can dip into the op...