A prototype version of the upcoming BMW 2-Series has been recently crashed on the Autobahn, in Germany, after the driver lost control of the wheel.
Testing prototypes isn’t that easy, as a BMW test driver has found out recently, the hard way. According to the guys at Bimmer Post, the BMW 2-Series Coupe in question was a prototype which was crashed on the German autobahn after the driver lost control of the wheel. Four vehicles were hit by debris but happily no one was injured, except for the unfortunate test driver, who walked away with minor injuries. Our source is saying that the model in question might be a 225i or even a diesel.
Additional details on the subject remain unknown for the moment but the final production version of the model should hit the market with a 2.0 liter gasoline four-cylinder engine under its hood, available in three outputs, 150 HP (112 kW), 177 HP (132 kW) and 218 HP (163 kW), along with a 214 HP (160 kW) turbodiesel. The units will be mated to either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic and xDrive all-wheel drive will be available at an extra cost. The BMW 2-Series Coupe is also expected to get an inline six-cylinder 3.0 liter engine, producing 315 HP (235 kW) and 450 Nm of torque (332 lb-ft).
Source: Bimmer Post