First BMW front wheel drive car launched. It is BMW 2 Series Active Tourer in F45 bodystyle.
Together with the long wheelbase of 2,670 millimetres and raised roofline, this configuration enables the room inside to be maximised, resulting in an unprecedented feeling of spaciousness.
This way both driver and passengers gets more space and a higher position which results in a better all-round view.
The cabin has a light and spacious feel to it, with all surfaces horizontally structured in a layered look. There is also the option of a large panoramic roof that lets light flood into the interior.
– BMW 218i, 1.5 Litres petrol engine with 136 Hp
– BMW 225i, 4 cylinder petrol engine with 231 Hp
– BMW 218d, 4 cylinder diesel engine with 150 Hp
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer among front-wheel-drive cars.
BMW developed new chassis which includes a single-joint spring strut axle at the front and a multi-link rear axle which according to BMW combines agility and directional precision with excellent handling stability and suspension comfort.
In this car were used high-tensile and ultra-high-tensile multi-phase steels.
Once I heard the rumors that this car will be made by BMW I did not believe it 100% but now it is a reality, well it is still hard for me to believe that now BMW makes front wheel family cars. I am used to know BMW as a rear wheel drive cars more sport oriented.
Now it will be like Mercedes who makes everything, may be from financial point of view this makes sense and I am sure it makes but how about being unique and have your own niche related strongly to certain speciality of a car?
Available in future as a standard feature: Tyre pressure indicator for each individual tyre.
If until now some BMW drivers were checking tyre pressure manually the new owners won’t have to do that.
Starting with spring of 2014 drivers of all new BMW’s will have tyre pressure indicator offered as a standard equipment with the exception of the BMW X6.
Sensors on all four tyres facilitate an exact and individual monitoring of the pressure in each individual tyre. The tyre pressure currently at hand will be shown in the Control Display or the instrument cluster, respectively, depending on the model and the equipment options customers have chosen.
The only thing is that I hope it won’t be annoying to the driver, if for example you are somewhere where you can’t pump wheels at this very moment.
What is your experience with BMW Tyre Pressure sensors?
Source: BMW Press Group
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BMW 2 Series(F22/F23) will get new diesel engines immediately after market launch in order to serve more people with different needs.
So these are: BMW 218d Coupe and BMW 225d Coupe.
The 218d will feature as standard a six-speed manual gearbox and you can order it with with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
Both options will provide a great balance between power and efficiency.
218d version will have an output power of 143Hp and 320Nm torque. Car will accelerate from 0 to 100 in 8.6 seconds with automatic transmission. Continue reading