25 May 2015

REWRITE THE RULES

BMW 220i Sport Coupe

BMW introduces the BMW 2 Series Coupé to PH premium compact car market

MANILA, Philippines – BMW continues to celebrate the legendary Coupé tradition with the launch of the first ever BMW 2 Series Coupé in the Philippines. Through its official importer and distributor in the country, Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC), the brand today announced the limited release of the BMW 220i Sport Coupé and BMW M235i, which marks BMW’s latest entry to the local premium compact segment.

The heritage of the BMW 2 Series Coupé stretches as far back as the 1960’s when the brand first introduced the “02” Series, which established new standards for driving dynamics and style. While it draws its foundations from the iconic BMW 2002 model, the first ever BMW 2 Series Coupé sets itself apart from a long line of sports coupés with distinctive aesthetics and intense driving pleasure. Locally, the BMW 2 Series Coupé will be available in two variants, the BMW 220i Sport Coupé and BMW M235i M Performance Automobile.

 

BMW M235i

Agility meets authoritative styling: The BMW 220i Sport Coupé
Inspired by the global success that was the BMW 1 Series Coupé, BMW comes away with a two-door body styled machine that packs the thrill in a small and lightweight body. The BMW 220i Sport Coupé perfectly wears the identity of the 2 Series Coupé to match every individual that seeks to challenge the limits.

Akin to a spirited rebel, the BMW 220i Sport Coupé presents a bold appearance that speaks of its eagerness to show what it can do. The look is created by a front bumper styling with sleek Xenon headlights that flow sharply towards the signature BMW kidney grille and forward-slanting kidney slats. The highly-contoured lines along the sides and signature BMW Sport Line high-gloss black trim elements at the rear complete the athletic personality of the compact vehicle.

To give the driver full command of the journey ahead, the imposing character is carried through the cabin with a driver-oriented cockpit that puts everything in full view and within reach. Moreover, the BMW 220i Sport Coupé allows for ample headroom, legroom, and boot capacity, making it stand out among the others in its class. Foldable rear seat backrests also enable a 40:20:40 split to complement the high-quality interior detailing with functionality.

Under the hood, the BMW 220i Sport Coupé proves to be a powerful urban companion with a 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo Petrol Engine. The sport coupé sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.0 seconds with a 184 hp and a peak torque of 270 Nm. Coupled with BMW’s award-winning eight-speed sport automatic gearbox, the BMW 220i Sport Coupé can reach a top speed of 235 km/h in a perfectly-balanced frame. Engineered with BMW’s EfficientDynamics technology, the vehicle’s engine also enables minimal fuel consumption to reinforce the brand’s global commitment to smart and sustainable mobility without compromising performance.

Redefining power: The BMW M235i
Whether it is in the city or the race tracks outside Manila, the BMW M235i brings a driving experience that puts the rules of the road beyond recall. This M Performance Automobile (MPA) enables its driver to feel a new kind of freedom created by the maximum performance tuning that BMW’s M division is best known for.

A host of elements augments the 2 Series Coupe’s inherently striking appearance to create a more commanding stance for the BMW M235i. A front apron styled to be more aerodynamic with remolded front and rear bumpers, large air intakes adapted from M designs, wheel arch embellishers, and side sills in body color highlight the car’s powerful aesthetics.

Behind the wheel, electronically adjustable sports seats with lumbar support in exclusive Leather Dakota upholstery also come as standard to maximize comfort in pursuit of extremely dynamic driving situations.

At the heart of the BMW M235i is a 3.0-litre Inline-6 M Performance Engine that shows no compromise with a power output of 326 hp complemented by a maximum torque of 450 Nm. This M Performance engine accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds while staying true to BMW’s philosophy of reducing fuel consumption and emissions. The adaptive M Sport Suspension and the proprietary 8-speed steptronic sport transmission also enhance handling and responsive gear shifting. All these come together to make the BMW M235i a symbol of passion to do the unexpected.

To know more about the BMW 220i Coupe Sport and BMW M235i, log on to the BMW Philippines website (www.bmw.com.ph) or the official BMW Philippines Facebook page (BMW.Philippines).

Asian Carmakers Corporation

ACC is a wholly owned Filipino company under the Alvarez Group of Companies, and is headed by ACC Chairman, Gov. Jose Ch. Alvarez.

The company boasts of the widest dealership network in the luxury vehicle segment – with eight dealers working closely under the ACC helm. These dealers are: Auto Allee BMW in Eton Centris, North EDSA, Autohaus BMW in Quezon City, Motor Ventures Philippines in Alabang, Prestige Cars BMW in Makati, Premier Cars BMW in Pampanga, Autobahn BMW in Bacolod, Autowelt BMW in Cebu and Premium Motoren BMW in Cagayan de Oro.

ACC-BMW is supported by the BMW Group regional office for Asia in Singapore through BMW Asia Pte. Ltd.


For more information:
Thea Geronimo
Asian Carmakers Corporation
Corporate Communications
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Marlene Cinco
EON Inc.
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