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BMW 2 Series

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2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
2019 BMW 2 Series Ratings & Reliability
This small coupe is exhilarating to drive, with razor-sharp handling and a sporty feel that is missing in other recent BMWs. The 230i is the base version and comes with a 248-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine; the uplevel M240i has a terrific 320-hp, 3.0-liter turbo six-cylinder that responds instantly to every prod of the throttle. A 365-hp M2 version with even sportier handling is available. The six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmissions are slick and super-responsive. The excellent front seats are very supportive, but the rear seats are cramped. Interior appointments are first-rate, and the iDrive control system is logical once mastered. All-wheel drive and a convertible are available.
2014-2018
2014 Redesign Year
BMW 2 Series 2018
The small 2 Series coupe and convertible has razor-sharp handling and a sense of immediacy that is unlike other recent BMWs, which seem to focus more on luxury and comfort. The 228i comes with a 240-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder while the up-level M235i we tested has a terrific 320-hp, 3.0-liter turbo six-cylinder. Transmission choices are a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic. The excellent front seats are surrounded with ample space, but the rear seats remain very cramped. Interior appointments are first rate but the iDrive unified control system remains a bit of a pain to learn and use. 2017 brought revised engines and a change in nomenclature, with the base 228i becoming the 230i and comes with a 248-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The M235i is renamed the M240i.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $26,600 - $38,625 $22,910 - $33,910
2017 $22,525 - $33,800 $19,160 - $29,510
2016 $19,100 - $29,325 $15,575 - $25,325
2015 $16,175 - $23,875 $12,240 - $20,240
2014 $13,700 - $19,200 $9,955 - $15,655