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Three-Cylinder Engine Comes to BMW 2-Series

Where 3-Cylinder Meets Luxury

Have you ever thought of a luxury car having a 3-cylinder engine?

Simply speaking, BMW is bringing the 1.5L twin-turbocharged 3-cylinder engine, from the latest Mini Cooper, to the 2-series coupe.


BMW’s New Family Member:

The new member with the 3-cylinder engine in the 2-series family will be named “218i”. The 1.5L three-banger will produce 134hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. BMW claimed the 218i can hit 100 kmh in 8.8 seconds (6-speed manual) or 8.9 seconds (8-speed auto). It is pretty slow for a BMW, you can probably beat it using a Corolla or Civic. But the small 218i can reach a respectable top speed of 132 mph.

Besides the better fuel eff...

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IIHS Released BMW 2-Series Crash Test Results

Today IIHS released its BMW 2-series crash testing results and the corresponding rating.

Generally speaking the 2-series got a Top Safety Pick Plus result, which is because it achieved “Good” results in all testing categories, including the small overlap front test, which is shown in the below image (released by IIHS). From the photo you can see the 2-seires has very good safety cage strength to handle the frontal impact energy: there is no excessive deformation around the A pillar area.


However, we also found some weak points in the BMW 2-series, from the crash test.


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