2020 BMW 2 Series Coupe

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  • 2-door Sub-Compact Passenger Car
  • Rear Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $35,300.00
  • Invoice: $33,330.00
  • Hwy MPG: 32 mpg
  • City MPG: 24 mpg

value writeup

The BMW 2-Series is a sporty luxury compact that competes with other small European cars such as the Audi A3, the MINI Cooper and the Mercedes CLA. The BMW 2-Series, however, is significantly sportier than its competitors and features better handling and a more hardcore, driver-oriented demeanor. Starting at about $35,000, the BMW 2-Series offers a nice compromise between an all-out sports car and a sophisticated German compact.

model highlights

The BMW 2-Series is available in two trim levels, 230i and M240i. Both come as 2-door coupes or convertibles. Both cars are rear-wheel drive, though xDrive all-wheel drive is available on both trims. The 230i is powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 248 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque. The M240i features a turbocharged 3.0L straight-six powerplant that produces 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet. Both cars come standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission, but a 6-speed manual is a no-cost option on either model.

A big part of the mission of the 2-Series is to be fun to drive. BMW has accomplished this through an all-independent suspension with a 5-link rear suspension setup, a fairly unique feature in this class. The 2-Series is thus able to out-handle most of its competitors in addition to being quite quick in a straight line. Body roll, dive and squat are all nicely controlled without compromising the car's ride quality.

The BMW 230i is the more pedestrian of the two models but still comes reasonably well equipped. Standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, an 8-way adjustable driver's seat, 60/40 folding rear seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with controls for the stereo and Bluetooth setup, a 6.5-inch full-color display, a USB port, automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers and a memory system that remembers the driver's favorite settings for everything. The 230i can be equipped with either Sport Line or M Sport upgrades, which add features like larger wheels, rear spoiler, improved suspension calibration and more.

The M240i comes better equipped, starting of course with the stronger engine. Other features on the M240i include bigger brakes, 18-inch alloy wheels, 10-way power adjustable front seats, a sports instrument cluster and dynamic cruise control.

Optional items on the 2-Series include leather seating surfaces, satellite radio, heated seats, a moonroof, a Harman/Kardon premium sound system and concierge services. Packages include a driver assistance package with a rear-facing camera, as well as a technology package, which includes a navigation system with real-time traffic updates and access to BMW apps. A Track Handling Package adds Adaptive M Suspension, variable sport steering, M Sport brakes and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.

The 2-Series convertibles in both 230i and M240i guise are equipped similarly to their coupe counterparts, with a power-operated top that takes just 20 seconds to raise or lower.

Safety features include anti-lock brakes, stability/traction control and several airbags. The BMW 2-Series also comes standard with an emergency request system that will activate in the event of an accident. The system comes with a 10-year subscription.

pros

Sporty; compact; fun to drive; rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive availability; convertible option

model news

The BMW 2-series remains essentially unchanged for 2020 although BMW now offers a few new interior trim options, including the option to have funky red or blue accents throughout the cabin.

Exterior Color

Estoril Blue Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: B45

Interior Colors

  • Coral Red/Black
  • Black
  • Oyster/Black
  • Oyster
  • Cognac/Dark Brown
  • Black

Exterior Color

Seaside Blue Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: C1R

Interior Colors

  • Coral Red/Black
  • Black
  • Oyster/Black
  • Oyster
  • Black w/Red Stitching
  • Black w/Red Hi/Stitch
  • Cognac/Dark Brown
  • Black

Exterior Color

Mineral Grey Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: B39

Interior Colors

  • Coral Red/Black
  • Black
  • Oyster/Black
  • Oyster
  • Black w/Red Stitching
  • Black w/Red Hi/Stitch
  • Cognac/Dark Brown
  • Black

Exterior Color

Sunset Orange Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: C1X

Interior Colors

  • Coral Red/Black
  • Black
  • Oyster/Black
  • Oyster
  • Black w/Red Stitching
  • Black w/Red Hi/Stitch
  • Cognac/Dark Brown
  • Black

Exterior Color

Black Sapphire Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: 475

Interior Colors

  • Coral Red/Black
  • Black
  • Oyster/Black
  • Oyster
  • Black w/Red Stitching
  • Black w/Red Hi/Stitch
  • Cognac/Dark Brown
  • Black

Exterior Color

Alpine White
Manufacturer's Color Code: 300

Interior Colors

  • Coral Red/Black
  • Black
  • Oyster/Black
  • Oyster
  • Black w/Red Stitching
  • Black w/Red Hi/Stitch
  • Cognac/Dark Brown
  • Black

Exterior Color

Jet Black
Manufacturer's Color Code: 668

Interior Colors

  • Coral Red/Black
  • Black
  • Oyster/Black
  • Oyster
  • Black w/Red Stitching
  • Black w/Red Hi/Stitch
  • Cognac/Dark Brown
  • Black

Exterior Color

Glacier Silver Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: A83

Interior Colors

  • Coral Red/Black
  • Black
  • Oyster/Black
  • Oyster
  • Black w/Red Stitching
  • Black w/Red Hi/Stitch
  • Cognac/Dark Brown
  • Black

Exterior Color

Mineral White Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: A96

Interior Colors

  • Coral Red/Black
  • Black
  • Oyster/Black
  • Oyster
  • Black w/Red Stitching
  • Black w/Red Hi/Stitch
  • Cognac/Dark Brown
  • Black

Exterior Color

Melbourne Red Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: A75

Interior Colors

  • Coral Red/Black
  • Black
  • Oyster/Black
  • Oyster
  • Black w/Red Stitching
  • Black w/Red Hi/Stitch
  • Cognac/Dark Brown
  • Black

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code 2TB
Trans Type 8
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 5.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.20
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.72
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.81
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.64
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 32 MPG
Cruising Range - City 328.80 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 24 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 27 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 438.40 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Battery Range N/A
Engine
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/122
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 248 @ 5200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1450
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 170
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 4
Passenger Volume N/A
Front Head Room 40.1 in
Front Leg Room 41.5 in
Front Shoulder Room 54.4 in
Front Hip Room N/A
Second Head Room 36.5 in
Second Leg Room 33 in
Second Shoulder Room 53.4 in
Second Hip Room N/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 105.9 in
Length, Overall 174.7 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 69.8 in
Height, Overall 55.8 in
Track Width, Front 59.9 in
Track Width, Rear 61.3 in
Min Ground Clearance N/A
Liftover Height N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume 13.8 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 3386 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/50HR17
Rear Tire Size P205/50HR17
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 17 X 7.5 in
Rear Wheel Size 17 X 7.5 in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 35.8 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.3 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11.4 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 13.7 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Corrosion:
12 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/Unlimited Miles

Maintenance:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
19V352000

Mfg's Report Date:
MAY 08, 2019

Component:
AIR BAGS:KNEE BOLSTER

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
5079

Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2019-2020 230i, 230i xDrive, M240i, M240i xDrive, M2 Competition Coupe, 430i, 430i xDrive, 440i, 440i xDrive, M4, and 2019 330i xDrive Sportswagon vehicles. The driver and passenger knee air bag assemblies may have been improperly folded and assembled.

Consequence:
An improperly folded and assembled air bag may not deploy as intended, increasing risk of injury.

Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the knee air bag modules, free of charge. The recall began July 8, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Dates of Manufacture:
FEB 20, 2019 to MAY 01, 2019

Rebate Information

One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.

Financing Incentive: 0.9%
plus $3000 bonus cash

Expiration Date: 09/30/2020

Resource: bmwusa.com 09/02/2020