The 2017 BMW 2 Series is a decidedly old-school Bimmer in the best possible sense. Smaller and lighter than its siblings, and available only in two-door body styles, the 2 Series is a car for those still keen to own an Ultimate Driving Machine — BMW's slogan and mission statement for the better part of 40 years.
The 2 Series is a car that's adept at blasting along a winding stretch of asphalt and providing an ample dose of spice to the bland doldrums of the suburban grind. At the same time, it's impressively composed and comfortable on long stretches of interstate and possesses a refinement that its 1 Series coupe and convertible predecessor lacked. This is best seen in the cabin, which boasts materials and construction on par with pricier BMW models. Of course, it lacks their more generously sized backseats, meaning that those in need of true seating for four may need to look elsewhere.
For 2017, the 2 Series is improved in another area that has forever been a BMW hallmark: engines. Both the turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines have been given healthy power bumps along with new model names to match: 230i and M240i. These are available on both the coupe and convertible body styles.
The 230i's 248-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder returns a thrifty EPA-estimated 28 mpg combined (24 mpg city/35 highway) when equipped with rear-wheel drive and the standard eight-speed automatic transmission. Opting for all-wheel drive, the convertible or the no-cost-option six-speed manual does result in a fuel economy drop of between 1 and 3 mpg combined. The M240i's 335-hp turbocharged inline-6 is also surprisingly efficient given its prolific power, returning an EPA-estimated 25 mpg combined (21 city/32 highway) with rear-wheel drive and the eight-speed auto. Again, opting for a different variation results in a slight mpg drop.
Unlike some other BMW models, there is more than just an engine separating the 230i and M240i. The latter includes additional performance upgrades like adaptive suspension dampers, performance tires, better brakes, sport-tuned steering and a sport exhaust, along with visual enhancements and the 230i's Premium package that consists of popular items like power front seats and satellite radio. Beyond that, the typical variety of comfort, infotainment and safety features are available on the options list.
As such, you're not really giving up much in the way of feature content by opting for the 2 Series over bigger BMW models, while gaining driving enjoyment. If you can live with its smaller size, this coupe and convertible pair could be the perfect compromise between a sports car and a daily driver. Given all its various permutations, though, make sure to research which might be the best for you here on Edmunds, including inventory near you.
2017 BMW 2 Series Overview
The 2017 BMW 2 Series is offered in the following submodels: M240i, Convertible, M240i xDrive, Coupe. Available styles include 230i SULEV 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 230i SULEV 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and M240i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A). 2 Series models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 2 Series comes with rear wheel drive or all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 2 Series comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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Vehicle 230i SULEV 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Review I replaced my beloved Mazda MX5 with a 230i, and honestly it was a hard transition. My wife hated the Miata, so I was left with no choice but to trade it in. I got a 2017 BMW 230i, with a stick shift, and it has been ok. I have the moon roof, and the car handles great, is a lot quicker than the Mazda, and gets a lot more oohs and aahs. That said, the Mazda is much more about driving, this car is more about looking cool while you get there faster. If I had not had a real sports car, I think this review would have been more positive, the BMW does everything quite well, just without the driving thrill.
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2017 bmw 2-series 230i SULEV 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended) 27 combined MPG 23 city MPG/34 highway MPG
2017 bmw 2-series 230i SULEV 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended) 28 combined MPG 24 city MPG/35 highway MPG
2017 bmw 2-series M240i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended) 25 combined MPG 21 city MPG/31 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 BMW 2 Series?
Available BMW 2 Series 2017 Submodel Types: Coupe, Convertible, M240i xDrive, M235i, M235i xDrive, M240i
Available BMW 2 Series 2017 Trims: 230i xDrive, M240i xDrive, 228i, 228i xDrive, M235i, 228i xDrive SULEV, 230i xDrive SULEV, M235i xDrive, 230i, M240i, 228i SULEV, 230i SULEV
Exterior Colors: Black Sapphire Metallic, Alpine White, Mineral Grey Metallic, Estoril Blue Metallic, Jet Black, Mineral White Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Melbourne Red Metallic, Mediterranean Blue Metallic, Deep Sea Blue Metallic, Moonlight Silver, Midnight Blue Metallic, Sunset Orange Metallic, Seaside Blue Metallic, Valencia Orange
Interior Colors: Black Dakota leather, Black SensaTec leatherette, Coral Red Dakota w/Black Highlight leather, SensaTec Oyster/Black leatherette, Dakota Oyster/Black w/Dark Oyster Accent leather, Cognac Dakota w/Dark Brown Highlight leather, Oyster Dakota leather, Terra Dakota leather, Black SensaTec w/Red Highlight leatherette, Oyster SensaTec leatherette, Black Dakota w/Red Highlight leather, Dakota Coral Red w/Black Highlight leather
Popular Features: Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Bluetooth, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Post-collision safety system, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Aux Audio Inputs, Power Driver Seat, AWD/4WD, Upgraded Headlights, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Back-up camera, Alarm, Soft Top, Keyless Entry/Start, Heated seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, Navigation, Parking sensors, Upgraded Stereo, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-collision safety system, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Leather Seats, Mobile Internet, 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Adaptive Cruise Control