Prices are up but so are the specifications and technology in BMW’s updated 2 Series Coupe and Convertible range which is now available to order from dealerships.
The star of the lineup is the ripping M240i which usurps the previous M235i and is priced at $74,900 (plus on-roads) for the Coupe and $83,900 (plus on-roads) for the Convertible.
Power comes from the B58 turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine and output grows to 250kW/500Nm (that’s up 10kW/50Nm over the M235i).
The BMW M240i Coupe covers zero to 100km/h in 4.6 seconds (4.7 seconds for the Convertible) and despite this extra performance, fuel consumption is less than the 235i (7.1l/100kms for the Coupe and 7.4l/100kms for the Convertible).
As you would expect, the BMW M240i isn’t lacking in kit: 12-speaker harman/kardon audio, adaptive headlights, auto-parking function for the exterior mirrors, BMW Driving Assistant, electric seat adjustment (including lumbar support) are all new additions for both variants and the Coupe also scores heated front seats.
At the other end of the scale, the entry-level BMW 220i debuts a new turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine code-numbered B48.
With 135kW/270Nm, the updated BMW 220i is 5kW/20Nm up on the outgoing model and also more fuel efficient at 5.8l/100kms (Coupe) or 6.1l/100kms (Convertible).
Again plenty of extra specification for the BMW 220i including Bi-Xenon headlights with washers, auto-parking exterior mirrors, BMW Driving Assistant, an interior lights package and improved instruments.
Prices are up slightly and you’ll need $51,300 for the BMW 220i Coupe or $58,300 for the 220i Convertible.
Possibly the biggest winner in the updated range is the mid-grade BMW 230i which gains the hot-selling M Sport package as standard.
So the BMW 230i picks-up M Sport brakes, M rear spoiler (Coupe only), 18-inch 461 M alloy wheels, auto-parking function for the exterior mirrors, Hexagon Cloth/Alcantara upholstery (Coupe) or Dakota leather upholstery (Convertible), BMW Navigation System Professional, BMW Driving Assistant, electric seat adjustment, revised instruments and an interior light package.
The BMW 230i retains the Luxury Line as a no-cost option and it adds items like the 12-speaker harman/kardon audio system and electric lumbar support for the front seats.
Under the bonnet is the B48 turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine but an uprated version delivering 185kW/350Nm. Fuel consumption is rated at 5.9l/100kms (230i Coupe) or 6.2l/100kms (230i Convertible).
The BMW 230i is stickered at $61,900 (plus on-roads) for the Coupe or $71,900 for the Convertible.
No diesel option this time for the BMW 2 Series – BMW Australia’s Adam Davis confirming to TMR the slow-selling 220d (only 98 sold so far this year) has been dropped.
220i - $51,300
230i - $61,900
M240i - $74,900
220i - $58,300
230i - $71,900
M240i - $83,900
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