Looking to get a new BMW without breaking the bank? BMW Asia and Performance Motors Limited have got you covered, with the new COE Cat A-fighting 216i Gran Coupé!
Priced at S$203,888 at press time, this new model is yet another addition to the versatile and popular 2 Series line-up here, and joins the existing 218i and M235i Gran Coupé four-door saloons.
The 216i Gran Coupé is powered by BMW's 1.5-litre turbocharged engine utilising the company's TwinPower Turbo technology, churning out 109 horsepower and 190 Nm of torque. 0-100 km/h takes 10.8 seconds, and is capable of reaching 200km/h.
More importantly, this 2er consumes about 5.5 l/100km and emits only 125 g/km, earning it a VES A2 banding. This effectively means that the 216i Gran Coupé is eligible for a S$15,000 VES rebate.
The 216i Gran Coupé comes in two trim levels - the Sport line and the M high-gloss Shadowline. The Sport line comes with Sensatec as standard, with design elements. Its interior trim is also finished in the "Illuminated Berlin" style, with interior ambient lighting that can be switched between six colours with adjustable brightness. The 216i Gran Coupé also comes with electrically-adjustable sports seats at the front, and a sport leather steering wheel.
The M high-gloss Shadowline adds a black high-gloss effect to panels such as the window frame surround and C-pillars in black high-gloss, and equips the cars with 17” light-alloy wheels with a double-spoke design.
The 216i Gran Coupé is fitted with the BMW Live Cockpit Professional system. Access to the infotainment offering provided by the BMW Operating System 7 is via a display grouping with two large 10.25" screens.
Standout features on the BMW Live Cockpit Professional system include an adaptive navigation system and a hard-drive-based multimedia system.
BMW has also kitted the 216i Gran Coupé out with the Driving Assistant package as standard equipment. This includes the Lane Change Warning system, route-ahead assistant, rear collision warning and crossing traffic warning, and the Lane Departure Warning system with active lane return, which is operational from 70 km/h.
Parking Assistant is also available, providing assistance for parking and manoeuvring. The Reversing Assistant stores the steering movements for any section the car has just driven forward along at no more than 36 km/h – all the driver has to do is to operate the accelerator and brake pedals and monitor the vehicle’s surroundings.
The system is then able to steer the vehicle in reverse – for distances of up to 50 metres at a maximum 9 km/h – along exactly the same line it took when moving forward.
“The BMW 2 Series houses the most versatile line-up in our model portfolio, ranging from sporty two-door or four-door Coupés, to compact crossovers, and spacious people movers. With such a wide breadth of models, it’s no wonder the 2 Series is a favourite among customers in Singapore,” said Mr. Lars Nielsen, Managing Director, BMW Group Asia. “The BMW 216i Gran Coupé we’re launching today adds further versatility to the premium compact segment by maintaining all the qualities that customers love while packing even more value for money.”
Photo Credit: BMW Asia
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