BMW 220i Coupe eschewes base model treatment, gets 320 hp from German tuner image

While the BMW 220i Coupe may serve as an entry-level appetizer into the performance lineup of the German manufacturer, aftermarket specialists can easily work their way around that credential.

The latest example is German tuner mcchip-dkr who is delivering a beefy power upgrade program specifically tailored to the BMW 220i. The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine can be had with two power upgrade stages created for those that need or crave more power than the standard 184 horsepower (135 kilowatts) and 200 pound-feet (270 Newton meters) credentials. The first stage kit will deliver a serious 255 hp (188 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) if you’re willing to pay some 1,099 euros. With this initial bump the 220i will top out at 155 mph (250 km/h) – which is good considering the regular 220i was only able to do 146 mph (235 km/h). We have no sprint figures, but we reckon some fractions of a second will be shaved off the regular seven seconds needed by the normal 220i Coupe.

IF that doesn’t sound satisfactory, then mcchip-dkr proposes the stage 2 kit that will lift the power output to a massive 320 hp (235 kW) and 321 lb-ft (435 Nm) – which is almost just as much as seen in the M235i Coupe. But the price will be way smaller, as the kit costs €6,399 and will make the 220i reach a maximum speed of 161 mph (260 km/h) thanks to the modified turbocharger and a bespoke exhaust system. Aside from the power bump, the 220i Coupe by mcchip-dkr also comes fitted with 19-inch alloy wheels and a KW coilover variant 3 suspension, while the exterior is adorned with a body vinyl wrap for a more “remarkable character.”