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228i Gran Coupe – BMW’s first front-wheel drive sedan


AmericaThe BMW 2 Gran Coupe series adds a front-drive version, the company’s first sedan to be equipped with this option.

The 228i sDrive Gran Coupe is positioned under the 228i xDrive Gran Coupe and with a starting price of $ 35,700, a decrease of $ 2,000 compared to the xDrive version. Previously the company also provided front-wheel drive for the X1 in this market.

Like its four-wheel-drive brother, the front-wheel drive is still powered by a turbocharged 2-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 228 hp and 350 Nm of torque. This engine is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission, but equipped with the front wheel accelerates 0- 96 km / h in 6.3 seconds, slower than the 6 seconds of the xDrive version.

Sports five-spoke dual-spoke wheels.

At the top of the Series 2 lineup is the M235i xDrive, which can be priced from $ 45,500. The car also uses a 2-liter turbocharged engine, producing 301 horsepower and maximum torque of 450 Nm, combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission and xDrive AWD. Vehicle reaches 0-96 km / h in 4.6 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 250 km / h in electronic limit.

The best priced model in the BMW lineup in the US is the X1 sDrive 28i starting at $ 35,400, which also uses the same 228-hp 2-liter engine as the 228i Gran Coupe, connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission. and front-wheel drive.

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