While remaining true to the overall silhouette of the previous car, the new 2 Series Coupé has been comprehensively redesigned to bring it into line with newer BMW models, such as the 3 Series and Z4.
Notably, though, the large, vertically oriented grilles that adorn the new 4 Series, M3 and M4 are absent. Instead, the 2 Series adopts a pair of more conventional horizontal ‘kidneys’, with engine-cooling air flaps behind. Performance-inspired design cues for all models extend to a low front apron, flared wheel arches and swollen rear haunches.
The sportier M240i is marked out specifically by its squared-off sports exhaust, a bespoke front splitter, colourcoded rear spoiler, grey trim elements and unique 19in M Sport alloy wheels.
The M Sport styling package, which brings 18in alloy wheels, adaptive LED headlights, variable sports steering and a host of other optional extras, will be standard on UK versions of the 220i, 230i and 220d.
The range-wide performance connotations are carried across to the four-seat cabin, where standard-fit front sports seats, optionally heated and electrically adjustable, are mounted low in front of a sports-style multifunction steering wheel and a “driver-focused” dashboard.