BMW 2 Series - Consumer Reports

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The redesigned BMW 2 Series coupe incorporates the latest performance, safety, and infotainment technology. Not to be confused with the 2 Series Gran Coupe, the new 2 is available either as the rear-wheel-drive 230i coupe powered by a 255-hp turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine or the all-wheel-drive M240i XDrive powered by a 382-hp turbo inline-six.
Unlike the previous generation 2-Series, a manual transmission is no longer available. The new coupe is quick and agile. The ride is firm but civilized. The cabin is beautifully finished, fitting for a BMW. The rear seat is very tight but at least the front seats power forward to clear a path. Active safety and driver assistance features such as FCW, AEB, and adaptive cruise control are standard, and upgrades such as head-up display, digital instruments, and adaptive suspension are available.
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2014-2021
2014 Redesign Year
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. . A sportier, more-powerful M2 version arrived in 2016. Updates for 2017 brought a change in nomenclature, with the base 228i becoming the 230i and powered by a 248-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The 2020 introduced Gran Coupe 4-door versions, 228i xDrive and M235i xDrive, were based on a different, less performance-oriented platform.
$38,925 - $58,275
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$35,975 - $52,375
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$32,975 - $49,550
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$29,075 - $43,325
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$25,525 - $38,950
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$20,425 - $32,700
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$16,900 - $26,350
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$15,425 - $23,550
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