BMW 218i Coupe gains 3-cylinder engine image

BMW has recently added a new entry-level version of the 2-Series Coupe, the 218i, which will pack a 3-cylinder petrol engine under its hood.

The BMW 2-Series Coupe is just becoming more affordable to its future customers as the carmaker has introduced a new entry-level version of the model. This will be known as the 218i Coupe and it is packing a 1.5 liter turbo three-cylinder petrol engine under its hood, which is capable of producing a total output of 136 HP (100 kW) and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque, available from just 1,250 rpm.

Despite packing a small 3-cylinder engine under its hood, the BMW 218i Coupe isn’t slow in the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint, but it isn’t fast either, it is simply acceptable, coming in at 8.8 seconds with the manual and 8.9 seconds with the automatic transmission. This stands at 1.8 seconds slower than the 220i, the next petrol version, with its 184 HP (135 kW). The fuel consumption of the model stands at 5.6L / 100km for the 6-speed manual transmission option and at 5.1L / 100km on the automatic. No pricing details have been announced yet.