BMW India has added a new variant to the 2 Series Gran Coupe line-up with the launch of the 220i Sport. The new BMW 220i Sport is priced at an introductory ₹ 37.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India), and is the new entry-level variant in the 2 Series GC family. It needs to be noted that the new 220i Sport misses out on a few features as compared to top-of-the-line MSport trim, but is also ₹ 3 lakh cheaper in comparison. It's also interesting that BMW India decided to drop the new 2 Series Gran Coupe Sport trim around the same time as the launch of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine that is priced from 39.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
Speaking on the occasion, Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India, said, "An important pillar of BMW India's strategy is to offer the valuable 'Power of Choice' across its versatile model range that caters to the customer desires and mobility needs. The addition of the 'Sport' variant to the successful BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe model line-up, presents an excellent value proposition along with attractive features. With the growing popularity of petrol models in the premium segment, the new BMW 220i Sport is an irresistible choice for aspiring individuals to enter the world of BMW with style and performance."
The BMW 220i Sport is powered by the same 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that produces 187 bhp and 280 Nm of peak torque. The motor is paired to a 7-speed automatic transmission, the car can sprint from 0-100 kmph in 7.1 seconds.
Compared to the higher trims, the BMW 220i Sport misses out on a few features. The model misses out on the M goodies including the M Aerodynamics package, M-branded 17-inch alloy wheels, and M-stamped bits like the steering wheel, headrests, and gear levers. The model also makes do with a smaller 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system instead of the 10.25-inch infotainment display. It continues to get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity though. The digital instrument console is replaced by a conventional analogue unit with a 5.1-inch MID. The equipment list also misses out on the 10-speaker audio system, replaced with a six-speaker unit. Other missing features include gesture control, wireless charging, LED fog lamps, as well as the Misano Blue and Snapper Rocks Blue colour options.
That said, the BMW 220i Sport does get full-LED headlamps and LED tail lights, ambient lighting, leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, park assist, panoramic sunroof and more. The car can be had in four colour options - Alpine White, Black Sapphite, Melbourne Red, and Storm Bay. Customers can also choose from two upholstery options including Sensatec Oyster Black and Sensatec Black.