2018 BMW 2 Series
2018 BMW 2 Series pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which 2 Series does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating4.5 / 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.
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.
Noise & vibration4.5
Ease of use4
Getting in/getting out3.5
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
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.
2018 BMW 2 Series for Sale
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: 2 Series M240i, 2 Series M240i xDrive, 2 Series Coupe, 2 Series Convertible. Available styles include 230i 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 230i 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), M240i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 230i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), M240i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 230i xDrive 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), M240i xDrive 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), and M240i 2dr Convertible (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.
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 $52,185. The average price paid for a new 2018 BMW 2 Series M240i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $4,349 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4,349 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$47,836.
The average savings for the 2018 BMW 2 Series M240i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is8.3% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 BMW 2 Series 230i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)Available Inventory:
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 BMW 2 Series?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.