2019 BMW 2 Series M240i
- Advanced safety features and parking sensors are now standard
- Part of the first 2 Series generation introduced for 2014
- Impressive power with strong fuel economy
- Sporty handling without sacrificing ride comfort
- Well-crafted interior with plenty of features
- Back seats are cramped
2019 BMW 2 Series M240i pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which 2 Series does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating8.6 / 10
Over the decades, BMWs have gotten bigger, heavier and pricier. If you compare today's 3 Series with its early predecessors, you wouldn't even think they were in the same vehicle class. However, there is one vehicle in the lineup that maintains a relatively close link to those smaller BMWs of the past: the 2019 BMW 2 Series.
Sold as a two-door coupe or convertible, the 2 Series provides entertaining driving dynamics and relative affordability (for a BMW). At its most accessible price, you won't feel as if you're getting a cheaper car with a BMW badge stuck on it. The base 230i is solidly built and now comes with more standard features than before, including a suite of advanced safety features to keep it competitive with most every other car today.
Where the 2 Series really sets itself apart from rivals is in its commanding performance. The 230i's 248-horsepower four-cylinder engine crushes its direct competitors, and the M240i's 335-hp six-cylinder is worthy of that "M" in its name. Both models also deliver sporty handling that doesn't sacrifice comfort in the process.
The main downside to the 2 Series is its two-door layout, which can make getting in and out of the already smallish back seat difficult. Other cars in this price range — such as the Audi A3, the Mercedes-Benz CLA and the forthcoming A-Class — are sedans, making them better choices if you need something more practical. Or for comparable performance at a lower price, you might want to have a look at the Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang. Overall, though, we love how the 2019 2 Series maintains the spirit of those old BMWs while providing all of today's innovations.
2019 BMW 2 Series configurations
The 2019 BMW 2 Series is available as either a coupe or convertible in 230i and 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. A six-speed manual is available at no additional cost, but it is not offered with the 230i convertible. All-wheel drive is available as an option for all models and requires the automatic transmission.
The 230i coupe's standard features include 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, LED foglights, front and rear parking sensors, automatic wipers, selectable drive modes, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated-leather upholstery, power-adjustable front sport seats, driver-seat 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.
Standard advanced safety features include forward collision warning with automatic braking at city speeds and daytime pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and a drowsy driver warning system. The 230i convertible comes with a power-folding fabric top and a mesh wind deflector, but the rear seats feature only a ski pass-through and do not fold flat.
Stepping up to the M240i 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 and satellite radio.
Many of the M240i's extra features are available as options on the 230i. One major option package to consider is the Premium package, which gets you a navigation system, BMW remote services, Apple CarPlay, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. Other add-ons include adaptive headlights, adaptive cruise control, leather upholstery, a universal garage door opener, a wireless charging pad, 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 BMW 228i Coupe (turbo 2.0L inline-4 | 8-speed automatic | RWD).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted in 2014, 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 & vibration9.0
Ease of use8.0
Getting in/getting out7.0
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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 request 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.
BMW 2 Series vs. the competition
2019 BMW 2 Series
2018 Audi A3
BMW 2 Series vs. Audi A3
The Audi A3 is a sedan, but otherwise these two entry-level luxury cars are similar. Both deliver strong overall performance without needlessly sacrificing comfort, and their interiors feature high levels of refinement. On the downside, neither has particularly accommodating back seats. Upgrading to the Audi S3 will keep it competitive against the M240i in terms of price and performance. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Audi A3.
BMW 2 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Like the Audi A3, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class benefits from two additional doors. It's a notable upgrade from Mercedes' CLA, offering a richer interior, a new MBUX infotainment system, and the latest in safety features. It's not as sporty as the 2 Series, but otherwise the A-Class has some notable advantages.
BMW 2 Series vs. Audi A5
If you want a luxury coupe that's a little nicer than the 2 Series, the A5 will work out well. It costs about what you'll pay to get the M240i. You don't get as much power as the M240i, but its luxury presence inside and out is a bit elevated. It also has a roomier back seat.
2019 BMW 2 Series M240i for Sale
2019 BMW 2 Series M240i Overview
The 2019 BMW 2 Series M240i is offered in the following styles: M240i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), and M240i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A).
What do people think of the 2019 BMW 2 Series M240i?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 BMW 2 Series M240i and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 2 Series M240i 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 2019 2 Series M240i.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 BMW 2 Series M240i and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 2 Series M240i featuring deep dives into trim levels including M240i, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2019 BMW 2 Series M240i here.
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What's a good price for a New 2019 BMW 2 Series M240i?
2019 BMW 2 Series M240i M240i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
The 2019 BMW 2 Series M240i M240i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $54,095. The average price paid for a new 2019 BMW 2 Series M240i M240i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $3,102 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2019 BMW 2 Series M240i M240i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is5.7% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 BMW 2 Series M240i M240i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
The 2019 BMW 2 Series M240i M240i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $46,795. The average price paid for a new 2019 BMW 2 Series M240i M240i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $2,239 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2019 BMW 2 Series M240i M240i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is4.8% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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