2020 BMW 220d M Sport – Luxurious Gran Coupe. 2020 BMW 220d Gran Coupe M Sport – Drive, Interior and Exterior. Color: Storm Bay Metallic. Subscribe.
The 2-litre four-cylinder BMW 220d meets the Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard, but also generates output of 140 kW (190 hp) at 4,000 rpm and peak torque of 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) from 1,750 to 2,500 rpm. All of this means the sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) from rest takes just 7.5 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph). The BMW 220d burns 4.5 – 4.2 litres of diesel for every 100 kilometres in the combined cycle (62.8 – 67.3 mpg imp). (The fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, electric power consumption and operating range figures were determined based on the new WLTP test cycle and have been translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to ensure comparability between the vehicles. )
The engine in the 220d features two-stage turbocharging with a pair of turbochargers of different sizes, resulting in even sharper response and superior efficiency. The turbocharging system comprises a low-pressure stage with variable turbine geometry and a high-pressure stage integrated fully into the exhaust manifold. To further enhance responsiveness, both turbochargers are equipped with the latest slide bearing technology. This system is controlled by means of the low-pressure stage’s electrically adjustable charger vanes as well as the wastegate valve for the high-pressure stage and a compressor bypass, which are both operated pneumatically. This allows the combustion chambers to be supplied with just the right amount of compressed air given the driving situation and amount of power demanded by the driver.
Further improvements have been made to the shift comfort and acoustic properties of both the eight-speed Steptronic transmission fitted in the BMW 220d and the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission in the BMW M235i xDrive. Swift automatic gear changes ensure the car is driving in the highest possible gear, even when travelling at low speeds. The driver can also change gear manually using the shift paddles on the steering wheel (optional on the 220d).
The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is equipped as standard with full-LED headlights, which lend the car an extremely modern expression. The transparent, hexagonal tubes of the daytime driving lights form a precise and technically striking interpretation of the signature BMW four-eyed front end.
The interior of the first ever BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe combines sporting flair with exquisite materials and a use of space designed with both family life and long-distance journeys in mind. Innovative detail solutions such as the backlit trim strips underscore the modernity of the four-door coupe, while the interplay of different graining effects and texture elements behind the steering wheel, on the instrument panel and on the doors underscores the impression of dynamism and quality. Practical stowage areas further enhance the comfort and convenience factor. The various controls are geared squarely to the driver and grouped clusters make for easy operability. Access to the optional infotainment offering provided by the new BMW Operating System 7.0 – with optional gesture control – is via a large display grouping whose two large screens are available with a diagonal of up to 10.25 inches (with the BMW Live Cockpit Professional).
The M Sport option takes the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe closer stylistically to the range-topping BMW M235i xDrive. Particularly eye-catching are the front apron with specially moulded air intakes and High-gloss Black trim elements, as well as the BMW M rear apron in Dark Shadow. Larger outlets channelling air from the rear wheel arches are also integrated into the rear bumper. As on Luxury Line cars, the BMW kidney grille surround is in Chrome, the grille bars are in Aluminium satinated and the mirror caps are painted in body colour. The window graphic surrounds have BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line trim.
The standard suspension for the 2 Series Gran Coupe already has fine dynamic instincts and is specially tuned to the different engine variants. But customers can also dip into the options list to specify M Sport suspension with a 10 mm reduction in ride height or Adaptive suspension including VDC (Variable Damper Control). This particular variant lets the driver choose from two different damper response settings. The Driving Experience Control switch can be used to select either Comfort – for better ride comfort in poor road conditions – or Sport to major on dynamism. The anti-roll bar mounting with high preload is included with both the Adaptive suspension and M Sport suspension. All BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe models from entry level upwards have a multi-link rear axle.