BMW is adding to its car interiors with incredible new giant screens called “curved display”. After the 2023MY 3-Series and M3, the 2nd series will also get a piece of the technology, despite making its debut less than a year ago.
BMW Germany configurator now features an updated 2 series that comes with a large screen that combines both the tool cluster and the information entertainment screen into a single unit controlled by BMW’s latest information entertainment software iDrive 8.
Although they look like a single screen, the system actually consists of two 12.3-inch displays behind the steering wheel and a 14.9-inch between the front passenger seats. Although the cluster of devices is the same size as the system shown when the car was launched in the summer of 2021, the information entertainment side of the device was previously much smaller by 10.25 inches.
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The cheapest models in Europe may have previously been equipped with a cheap basement information entertainment system with a 5.1-inch instrument display and an 8.8-inch informational entertainment screen. This option is no longer available in the German configurator.
First discovered Bimmer Today, the configurator also seems to predict that the new information and entertainment device will increase the price of the car. In April, the BMW 220i started at 40,700 euros ($ 43,694), and now it starts at 42,800 euros ($ 45,948), a significant increase in price, but you get the standard Curved Display and iDrive8. In addition, BMW has introduced a new base model in Europe, the 218i Coupe, which in Germany starts at 39,400 euros ($ 42,298 at current exchange rates).
Both the 218i and 220i have 154 hp in the first. (115 kW / 156 horsepower), in the second 181 hp. Equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharger (135 kW / 183 horsepower). Also 188 a.c. (140kW / 190 PS) diesel 220d and 241 hp. (180kW / 240 PS) with 230i, both 2.0-liter turbocharged. And the M240i 382 hp. (285 kW / 387 horsepower) and is powered by a 3.0-liter built-in six.
The 2022 BMW 2 series debuted in July 2021, at least in terms of its style. The new design has garnered reviews, but the performance should be affordable.