A mysterious BMW 2-Series Coupe test prototype has been caught on camera near California

A mysterious BMW 2-Series Coupe test prototype has been caught on camera near California.

Earlier this month we showed you a spy photo of another 2-Series Coupe test mule, which appeared to be the range-topping M2. Now we have a standard example of the model, so probably the producer is still testing the new 1.5-liter 3-cylinder unit, introduced for the car back in December.

The 218i modification for the Coupe has 136 HP (100 kW) and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque under the hood. That’s enough for a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint in 8.8 seconds with manual transmission and 8.9 seconds with the eight-speed automatic. The top speed is rated at 212 km/h (132 mph), while the average fuel consumption stands at 5.1 – 5.6 l/100 km or (55 – 50 mpg UK).

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