April is going to be a busy month for BMW Malaysia, it seems. We already know of the F15 BMW X5’s arrival this week, and it now looks like the 2 Series Coupe will make its local debut shortly too, to go head to head against the freshly launched CLA. “The rebel of the family will be unleashed soon, very soon!” says the teaser on BMW Malaysia’s Facebook page, accompanied by the photo above.
A recap for those not in the know: the F22 BMW 2 Series Coupe is basically a sporty, two-door coupe version of the F20 1 Series, much in the same way that the F32 4 Series Coupe is a more dynamic F30 3 Series with less doors. BMW goes a step further still, claiming that it’s an extension of the classic BMW 02 range, hence them being pictured together here.
In international markets, the F22 is available in 218d, 220d, 225d, 220i, 228i and M235i forms. The diesel and M Performance models seem unlikely to reach our shores (at initial launch, at least), leaving the 2.0 litre BMW TwinPower Turbo pair of the 184 hp/270 Nm 220i or the 245 hp/350 Nm 228i as plausible candidates. Both are paired to an eight-speed auto’box, and can get to 100 km/h in 7.0 and 5.7 seconds respectively.
As for which of the four trim lines – standard, Modern Line, Sport Line and M Sport, each with unique exterior and interior design cues – will be offered here, your guess is as good as ours. We’ll have more details as they come. For now, do read our international launch report for everything there is to know about the new F22 BMW 2 Series Coupe, then read our test drive review of the M235i.