the 2 Series retains all the same good qualities that have made it popular since its debut, not the least of which is a well-tuned suspension.
The result is a car that's adept at blasting along a winding stretch of asphalt yet still composed and comfortable while motoring down long stretches of arrow-straight Interstate.
The maneuverability that such a compact package delivers also gives the 2 SeriesÂ practical advantages in everyday driving, including the ability to weave through traffic and squeeze into tight parking spaces.
BMW 2 Series get two new engines this year, and the upgrades result in name changes: The former 228i becomes the 230i, while the former M235i becomes the M240i. Power output jumps to a healthy 248 horsepower and 335 horsepower, respectively, significant gains that are bound to make these already quick compacts just that much quicker.
Inside, the passenger cabin features a stylish design and top-notch materials reminiscent of the slightly larger BMW 4 Series. Unfortunately, the interior also reveals this car's shortcoming: It's really meant for front seat passengers only because the rear seats are cramped for anyone other than children.
If four-passenger utility is a priority, you might want to consider sporty four-door alternatives including the Audi A3 (and performance-oriented Audi S3),
all of which offer similar driving dynamics and amenities with slightly larger backseats (and we do mean slightly),the Cadillac ATS and the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.
For comparable performance at a lower price, you might also want to have a look at the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang.
That said, the 2017 BMW 2 Series coupe and convertible are still sports cars that have everything, including now greater power output for more driving excitement.
The 2017 BMW 2 Series is offered as a two-door coupe or convertible with seating for four.
except the latter feature automatic pop-up roll hoops,The hardtops and convertibles are equipped similarly,
a removable wind deflector and a power-operated black fabric roof (a brown roof with metallic weave is available).
There are two trim levels: 230i with its four-cylinder engine and the M240i with its six-cylinder powerplant.
The 230i comes standard with
- 17-inch cast-aluminum wheels
- automatic headlights
- automatic wipers
- automatic dual-zone climate control
- imitation-leather upholstery
- eight-way manual front seats
- The standard electronics array includes Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity
- BMW's iDrive electronics interface with a 6.5-inch display
- 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks and a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel
- and a seven-speaker sound system with a CD player
- HD radio and a USB port
A Premium package comes with the 230i and features as below
- it bundles power-folding and heated outside mirrors
- ambient exterior and interior lighting
- auto-dimming side and rearview mirrors
- keyless entry and ignition
- driver-seat memory functions and satellite radio
- 10-way power front sport seats
The M240i includes 18-inch cast-aluminum wheels,
- adaptive suspension dampers
- summer performance tires
- sportier variable-ratio steering
- upgraded brakes
- a sport exhaust system
- adaptive high-intensity xenon headlights with LED accent lights
- an aerodynamic body kit, dark ("Shadowline") exterior trim
- gray exterior mirror caps
- a rear spoiler and a sunroof (coupe only)
Inside, you'll find upgraded aluminum trim and an M Sport steering wheel. Additionally, the M240i's standard equipment includes the contents of the Premium package.
Two options packages bring performance features from the M240i to the 230i, and can be ordered independently or in addition to each other.
performance-oriented features of the M240i including the 18-inch wheels with several tire options
- Shadowline exterior trim
- an aerodynamic body kit
- The Track Handling package includes 18-inch wheels
- a sport suspension and an M Sport steering wheel
- upgraded brakes
- adaptive suspension and variable-ratio steering.
Several other option packages are available on both the 230i and M240i. The Cold Weather package includes headlight washers,
heated front seats and heated steering wheel. The Technology package adds a higher-resolution 8.8-inch display screen, upgraded iDrive controller with a touchpad (allowing freehand text entry),
enhanced driver information display,a navigation system,BMW Apps (including Pandora and Facebook integration) and BMW Remote Services (allowing smartphone control of remote start and climate settings, among others).
Stand-alone options for the 230i include 18-inch wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, heated front seats, power-operated front seats and a sunroof.
A limited-slip differential is available exclusively for the M240i. Optional on both models are leather upholstery,
a self-parking system, wireless cellphone charging and a Wi-Fi hot spot,
enhanced Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.
The Driver Assistance package adds front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. You can also order the 2 Series with the Driver Assistance Plus package (requires the Premium and Technology packages) and acquire a suite of active safety features,
including automatic high-beam headlights,
lane departure warning,
and forward collision mitigation with automatic braking plus pedestrian detection.