BMW has introduced a new limited-edition model of its smallest sedan, the 2 Series Gran Coupe in India. Christened BMW 2 Series Black Shadow Edition, the car will be available for online booking from December 7, 2020, onwards, and it has been priced at ₹ 42.30 lakh (ex-showroom, India). So, it’s ₹ 3 lakh more expensive than the Sport Line variant of the regular 2 Series Gran Coupe. For that premium, you will get a car with ‘M’ Performance parts worth ₹ 2.5 lakh and special individualization content from the BMW Individual high-gloss shadow line package. Also, this offer is only valid for the first 24 units customers, as it will be limited to only 24 units.
The BMW 2 Gran Coupe Black Shadow Edition will be available in only 2 colours – Alpine White and Black Sapphire. As part of the high-gloss shadow line package and the BMW ‘M’ Performance parts, the car comes with a black mesh-style M front grille, black exterior mirror caps, and BMW ‘M’ Performance rear spoiler, with black chrome tailpipe. The sporty look of the car is further enhanced by the 18-inch M Performance Y-Spoke Styling 554 M forged wheels in Jet Black Matt, which come with the BMW Floating hub cap that features the BMW logo which remains level at all times.
Most of the interior elements remain unchanged, but, with the Black Shadow Edition, you get newly designed Sport Seats with electrical memory function. In addition to ambient lighting, the car also comes with what BMW calls the illuminated trim, a segment-first, functions as a decorative lighting element with a space-shaping effect in the dark. Rest of the features like the 10.25-inch touchscreen display with wireless Apple CarPlay, 2-zone climate controls, 12.3-inch digital instrument display and others, remain unchanged.
BMW ConnectedDrive technologies, including – Live Cockpit Professional with 3D navigation, Virtual Assistant, Gesture Control, wireless phone charger, and Parking Assistant with Rear View Camera. Safety tech includes – six airbags, Attentiveness Assistance, ABS with Brake Assist, ARB technology, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC). The car also gets Cornering Brake Control (CBC), electric parking brake with auto hold, side-impact protection, electronic vehicle immobilizer and crash sensors, and ISOFIX child seat mounting.
The car is powered by the same 2.0-litre diesel engine that churns out 187 bhp and 400 Nm and it can do a 0-100 kmph sprint in just 7.5 seconds. The engine is mated to an eight-speed steptronic sport automatic transmission as standard and comes with launch control, steering wheel paddle shifters and cruise control with braking function. The Driving Experience Control switch offers different driving modes to suit individual driving styles – ECO PRO, Comfort and Sport.