2018 BMW 2 Series

2018 BMW 2 Series
Save up to $8,660
MSRP range
$34,950 - $47,450

Pros

  • Impressive power with strong fuel economy
  • Sporty handling without sacrificing ride comfort
  • Well-crafted interior with plenty of features

Cons

  • Back seats are cramped


Which 2 Series does Edmunds recommend

For most drivers, the BMW 230i will have an abundance of power. It's well-equipped, but we suggest adding the optional Driving Assistance package that includes some advanced safety features for a very reasonable price.

Edmunds' Expert Review

overall rating

4.5 / 5

Even as the BMW 2 Series hits the midway mark in its current generation, it remains a strong choice among entry-level luxury sport coupes and convertibles. Benefitting from elements pulled from more expensive models in the BMW lineup, the 2 Series boasts plenty of features for the money, strong performance regardless of which engine you choose, and all of the style and refinement expected of any BMW.

It's a joy to drive, whether for its exciting dynamics or just in your daily commute. Unlike some models in the class that sacrifice comfort for handling, the 2 Series delivers both at impressive levels. Quite simply, it's a must-see if you're in the market.

trim levels & features

The 2018 BMW 2 Series is available as either a coupe or convertible in 230i or M240i trims that are mainly distinguished by engines. The 230i coupe is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (248 horsepower, 258 pound-feet of torque). The M240i gets a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder (335 hp, 369 lb-ft). Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. All-wheel drive is available as an option for all models while a six-speed manual is available at no additional cost on all rear-wheel-drive models except for the 230i convertible.

The 230i coupe's standard features include 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, LED foglights, automatic wipers, selectable drive modes, cruise control, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated leather upholstery, power-adjustable front sport seats, driver memory settings, 60/40-split folding rear seats, a rearview camera, a 6.5-inch infotainment screen with iDrive control, BMW's ConnectedDrive telematics, Bluetooth, a USB input, and a seven-speaker sound system with a CD player and HD radio. The 230i convertible comes with a power-folding fabric top and a mesh wind deflector.

Stepping up to the 240i coupe or convertible adds 18-inch wheels, an auto-dimming driver-side and rearview mirror, a sunroof (coupe only), sporty exterior flourishes, a rear spoiler, a sport exhaust, an adaptive suspension, upgraded brakes, a universal garage door opener and satellite radio.

Many of the 240i's extra features are available as options on the 230i. Notable option packages include the Driving Assistance package (forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and a speed limit display) and the Premium package (a navigation system, an instrument panel with added information, remote control of some systems through a smartphone app, heated front seat and a heated steering wheel). Other add-ons include 19-inch wheels with summer performance tires, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive headlights, adaptive cruise control, leather upholstery, a wireless charging pad, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay smartphone integration and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system.

trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2014 BMW 228i Coupe (turbo 2.0L inline-4 | 8-speed automatic | RWD)

NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current 2 Series has received some revisions, including some added standard features in 2016, increased power output, new model names and an updated iDrive system in 2017. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's 2 Series, however.

driving

4.5
Acceleration, braking and handling all combine to make the BMW 2 Series an inspiring performer. With the available M Sport adaptive suspension, the poised handling doesn't come at the expense of comfort. There's a great seat-of-the-pants feel, which instills confidence.

acceleration

4.5
The 2.0-liter turbo engine gets the 2 Series up to 60 mph quicker than pretty much all of its rivals. Whether storming onto highways or just commuting, shifts from the eight-speed automatic transmission are quick and smooth.

braking

4.5
With the optional M Sport brakes and summer tires, our test vehicle stopped from 60 mph in only 111 feet. During these panic stops, distances were consistent, and the car remained composed and controllable.

steering

4
The 2 Series is very responsive. Effort is light at slow speeds and weights up appropriately when going faster. Feedback is a little lacking, but the M steering wheel feels great in your hands.

handling

4.5
It's an absolute joy to toss the small 2 Series into a series of sharp bends. In Sport Plus mode, the stiffer suspension settings relay all vital information to the driver, and the stability control allows for some thrills.

drivability

4.5
In Comfort or Eco Pro modes, the softer suspension settings and dialed-back throttle response make the 2 Series well-mannered for everyday driving. The engine stop-start feature is quick to respond and requires no forethought from the driver.

comfort

4.5
Even though the BMW 2 Series is sport-focused, its ride quality can still be adjusted to a compliant level. And at least for the front passengers, the level of comfort is exactly what you'd expect from a luxury brand.

seat comfort

4
The front sport seats offer adjustments for seat cushion angle and length, with power side bolsters. Tall and short drivers alike will find a perfect position. The rear seats are cramped and suitable for children only.

ride comfort

4.5
The available M Sport adaptive suspension gives the 2 Series a wide range of comfort and performance. Comfort mode admirably smooths out the vast majority of ruts and bumps. But even in Sport mode, bumps are never intrusive.

noise & vibration

4.5
Wind noise is essentially absent, and road noise never rises above barely detectable levels. The little engine noise heard at higher revs sounds slightly burly and pleasing. The amount of insulation is excellent for the class.

interior

4
The 2 Series uses interior components from larger and more expensive models in the BMW lineup. The design and quality of materials are close to identical, and as a result the car exceeds entry-level expectations.

ease of use

4
Well-placed and clearly labeled controls simplify operation and are intuitive enough that you don't have to look away from the road to use them. The iDrive interface has a slight learning curve, but it's one of the better systems available.

getting in/getting out

3.5
As small as the 2 Series is, getting in and out of the front seats is relatively pain-free, even in tight parking spaces. There is a long reach back to grab the seat belt, though. The rear seats are best left to smaller passengers.

roominess

3.5
The front seats easily fit taller occupants, with a wealth of head- and legroom. The rear seats lack both, and the low seat cushions make them suitable for children only. In truth, this is expected from any compact coupe.

visibility

4
The forward roof pillars are on the thick side, but overall visibility is commendable. Even without the parking sensors, the car is easy to maneuver into a tight parking spot.

quality

4.5
Everything about the 2 Series has a solid and reassuring feel. Interior materials are top-notch, and all elements are precisely fitted. It is a true BMW from top to bottom.

utility

4
There are plenty of pockets and bins in the cabin to hold your small items, and the trunk is bigger than those of most competitors. There are few sacrifices considering the car's small size.

small-item storage

4
Numerous bins, pockets and cupholders adequately accommodate your personal items.

cargo space

4
Trunk capacity is above average for the class. Remote latches in the trunk make folding the split rear seats effortless.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 BMW 2 Series.

love this :)
Fox, 5/20/2018
I am terribly pleased with my BMW. It is my first...I wanted a much smaller car than I had before and that is what I got...I planned carefully, researched, negotiated and got just what I wanted. :)
Write a consumer review of your vehicle for a chance to WIN $100!

Features & Specs

MSRP
$34,950
MPG
24 city / 35 hwy
Seats 4
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
248 hp @ 5200 rpm
MSRP
$45,450
MPG
21 city / 30 hwy
Seats 4
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
335 hp @ 5500 rpm
MSRP
$47,450
MPG
21 city / 30 hwy
Seats 4
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
335 hp @ 5500 rpm
MSRP
$36,950
MPG
24 city / 33 hwy
Seats 4
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
248 hp @ 5200 rpm
See all 2018 BMW 2 Series features & specs

Safety

Our experts’ favorite 2 Series safety features:

BMW Assist eCall
Automatically calls for help in the event of a collision and also lets passengers call for roadside assistance by pushing a single button.
Forward Collision Warning
Alerts you if the system detects a possible front collision and automatically applies the brakes if you don't react in time.
Lane Departure Warning
Warns with audible and visual alerts if you begin to drift out of your lane.
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

People who viewed this also viewed

2018 BMW 2 Series for Sale

BMW 2 Series 2018 230i xDrive 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
New 2018
BMW 2 Series
230i xDrive
MSRP$49,695
Est.Loan: $847/mo
View Details
Dealer Notes
2018 BMW 2 Series 230i xDrive 2D Convertible 2.0L I4 16V TwinPower Turbo AWD 8-Speed Automatic Sport Blue Metallic Please don�t hesitate to call 571-620-5546 and ask for Ed Han or email 24/7 @ ed.Han@sterlingroyce.edealerhub.com he will be able to answer any and all questions! Factory MSRP: $49,695 33/23 Highway/City MPG *Please Note: Our best available offer and APR for this vehicle are displayed. All conditions subject to credit approval, please contact BMW of Sterling for qualification requirements. All pricing is plus tax, tags, dealer processing fee ($599). Pricing includes all rebates and incentives if applicable. Some rebates/incentives are only available through BMW Financial (or other financial institution) and may not be utilized if customer pays cash and/or chooses to finance with any other lender or bank. See center for complete details. While we make every effort to ensure he date listed here is correct, there may be instances where rebates, incentives, options or vehicle features may be listed incorrectly as we get data from multiple data sources. Final price must be verified by management. Please contact dealer to verify payment, price, options-etc prior to purchase. Dealer cannot be held liable for omissions, errors or prior sale. Picture may not represent actual vehicle (Options, colors, trim and body style may vary). Specifications, features, safety and warranty data are based on what is available as standard specs/features per trim level, for designed model-year and may not apply to vehicles with added packages or options. All vehicles are subject to prior sale. Dealer installed options additional. Vehicles may be in-transit to dealer. Please call to confirm status.
BMW 2 Series 2018 M240i xDrive 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
New 2018
BMW 2 Series
M240i xDrive
(15)
BMW of Fairfax
17.4 mi away
MSRP$58,730
Est.Loan: $991/mo
View Details
Dealer Notes
This BMW won't be on the lot long! Fresh air comes standard. Turbocharger technology provides forced air induction, enhancing performance while preserving fuel economy. BMW prioritized handling and performance with features such as: a built-in garage door transmitter, a power convertible roof, and seat memory. BMW made sure to keep road-handling and sportiness at the top of it's priority list. It features all-wheel drive versatility, an automatic transmission, and a 3 liter 6 cylinder engine. We know that you have high expectations, and we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding them! Please don't hesitate to give us a call.
BMW 2 Series 2018 230i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
New 2018
BMW 2 Series
230i xDrive
MSRP$45,645
Est.Loan: $795/mo
View Details
Dealer Notes
Sport Line, Convenience Package, Driving Assistance Package, Heated front seats, Navigation system,
More about the 2018 BMW 2 Series

BMWs are known for their luxurious interiors, stirring performance and solid build quality. They're also known for being rather pricey. BMW's entry-level coupe, the 2 Series, manages to deliver all of the thrills and refinement at a price that rivals that of a Ford Mustang GT.

The 2018 BMW 2 Series is available as either a coupe or convertible in 230i or M240i trims that are mainly distinguished by engines. The 230i coupe is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 248 horsepower, while the M240i gets a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder with 335 hp.

Standard feature highlights for the 230i include 17-inch wheels, LED and foglights, selectable drive modes, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated leather upholstery, a rearview camera, a 6.5-inch infotainment screen with iDrive control and BMW's ConnectedDrive telematics. Convertible models come with a power-folding fabric top and a mesh wind deflector.

The 240i coupe adds 18-inch wheels, auto-dimming driver-side and rearview mirrors, a sunroof, sporty exterior flourishes, a rear spoiler, a sport exhaust, an adaptive suspension, upgraded brakes, a universal garage door opener and satellite radio.

Most features are available as options on supporting trims. Option packages include the Driving Assistance package that adds some advanced safety features, and the Premium package that includes a navigation system, an upgraded instrument panel, remote control of some systems through a smartphone app, heated front seat and a heated steering wheel. Other add-ons include parking sensors, adaptive headlights, adaptive cruise control, leather upholstery, a wireless charging pad, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system.

We recommend the 230i for most drivers and the M240i for more performance-oriented pilots. Depending on which model you choose, the 2018 BMW 2 Series competes well against the Mercedes CLA-Class and Audi S3. Use all of the tools available at Edmunds to find out which one is best for you.

2018 BMW 2 Series Overview

The 2018 BMW 2 Series is offered in the following submodels: , , , . Available styles include 230i 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 230i 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), M240i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), M240i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 230i xDrive 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 230i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), M240i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), and M240i xDrive 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A).

What do people think of the 2018 BMW 2 Series?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 BMW 2 Series and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 2 Series 5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 2 Series.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 BMW 2 Series and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 2 Series featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Edmunds Scorecard

Overall4.5 / 5.0

Driving

4.5 / 5.0

Acceleration4.5 / 5.0
Braking4.5 / 5.0
Steering4.0 / 5.0
Handling4.5 / 5.0
Drivability4.5 / 5.0

Comfort

4.5 / 5.0

Seat comfort4.0 / 5.0
Ride comfort4.5 / 5.0
Noise & vibration4.5 / 5.0

Interior

4.0 / 5.0

Ease of use4.0 / 5.0
Getting in/getting out3.5 / 5.0
Roominess3.5 / 5.0
Visibility4.0 / 5.0
Quality4.5 / 5.0

Utility

4.0 / 5.0

Small-item storage4.0 / 5.0
Cargo space4.0 / 5.0
Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2018 BMW 2 Series?
2018 BMW 2 Series M240i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2018 BMW 2 Series M240i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $46,445. The average price paid for a new 2018 BMW 2 Series M240i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $2,920 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,920 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$43,525.

The average savings for the 2018 BMW 2 Series M240i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is6.3% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 5 2018 BMW 2 Series M240i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 BMW 2 Series 230i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2018 BMW 2 Series 230i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $45,835. The average price paid for a new 2018 BMW 2 Series 230i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $8,660 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $8,660 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$37,175.

The average savings for the 2018 BMW 2 Series 230i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is18.9% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 3 2018 BMW 2 Series 230i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

Which 2018 BMW 2 Serieses are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2018 BMW 2 Series for sale near. There are currently 45 new 2018 2 Serieses listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $42,360 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2018 BMW 2 Series. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $11,849 on a used or CPO 2018 2 Series available from a dealership near you.

Why trust Edmunds?

Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.