2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible

MSRP range: $41,100 - $52,400
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MSRP$46,945
Edmunds suggests you pay$41,324

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2020 BMW 2 Series Review

  • Impressive power with strong fuel economy
  • Sporty handling without sacrificing ride comfort
  • Well-crafted interior with plenty of features
  • Back seats are cramped
  • For 2020, the 2 Series receives only minor cosmetic changes
  • Part of the first 2 Series generation introduced for 2014

Vehicles have been getting bigger and bigger, leaving fewer choices for the select buyer who is seeking something more compact. Thankfully, the 2020 BMW 2 Series satisfies the desire for a smaller alternative.

Up until this model year, the 2 Series has only been offered in coupe form, which kept it from competing directly against the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and the Audi A3. For 2020, the 2 Series expands with the introduction of the Gran Coupe, a four-door version that is covered in a separate review. Our initial reactions to the larger 2 Series are very favorable, complicating your shopping decision in a most delightful way. Most significantly, it offers a great deal more rear-seat space than the coupe.

But if you don't need the extra passenger space, the 2 Series coupe will definitely satisfy. It has a fantastic blend of performance, comfort and refinement, especially for the price. Thanks to the large trunk capacity, it's also rather practical. Don't let the price fool you, the 2020 BMW 2 Series is a legitimate luxury sport coupe that deserves the badge and your attention.

Which 2 Series does Edmunds recommend?

The vast majority of drivers will find the base 230i to their liking since it has more than enough power and overall performance. Despite its entry-level position, you won't feel as though you're getting anything less than a legitimate BMW.

BMW 2 Series models

The 2020 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 lb-ft 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, 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 functions, a 6.5-inch infotainment screen, and a seven-speaker sound system.

Standard advanced safety features include forward collision warning with automatic braking at city speeds, 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.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2020 BMW 2 Series.

Average user rating: 4.8 stars
8 total reviews
5 star reviews: 75%
4 star reviews: 25%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

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    Most helpful consumer reviews

    4/5 stars, Get it now?
    Chuck7,
    230i 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
    Looks like 2020 is it for this convertible, other than not usable back seat this is a solid ride, safe machine, with top down it is a fun under 47k sports car drive.

    Features & Specs

    Base MSRP
    $41,100
    MPG & Fuel
    23 City / 34 Hwy / 27 Combined
    Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.7 gal. capacity
    Seating
    4 seats
    Drivetrain
    Type: rear wheel drive
    Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
    Engine
    Inline 4 cylinder
    Horsepower: 248 hp @ 5200 rpm
    Torque: 258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm
    Basic Warranty
    4 yr./ 50000 mi.
    Dimensions
    Length: 174.7 in. / Height: 55.6 in. / Width: 69.8 in.
    Curb Weight: 3680 lbs.
    Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 11.8 cu.ft.
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    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 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.

    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 TestNot Tested
    Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good


    BMW 2 Series vs. the competition

    2020 BMW 2 Series

    2020 BMW 2 Series

    2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

    2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

    BMW 2 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz A-Class

    The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is our top-ranked entry-level luxury sedan. But since the 2 Series has only been offered as a coupe, BMW has been out of the running. Until now. A new 2 Series Gran Coupe is on the way, and our initial reactions are very favorable. It's sportier than the Mercedes, yet there's no appreciable sacrifice as a result.

    Compare BMW 2 Series & Mercedes-Benz A-Class features 

    BMW 2 Series vs. Audi A3

    The Audi A3 delivers performance that approaches the 2 Series and gets similar accolades for interior quality and comfort. It's also a few thousand dollars less than the BMW, but its back seats are also just as limiting for passengers. Points are further deducted for the tiny trunk capacity that is even smaller with all-wheel drive.

    Compare BMW 2 Series & Audi A3 features 

    BMW 2 Series vs. Audi A5

    Pricing for the Audi A5 starts at the top of the range for the 2 Series, but it's also in a slightly elevated class of vehicles. The interior is a bit nicer, and the larger footprint means it has more rear passenger space. We pile on more points for its strong performance and generous features list. Our criticisms are minor and include a lack of interior storage.

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    FAQ

    Is the BMW 2 Series a good car?

    The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 2 Series both on the road and at the track. You probably care about BMW 2 Series fuel economy, so it's important to know that the 2 Series gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the 2 Series has 11.8 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a BMW 2 Series. Learn more

    What's new in the 2020 BMW 2 Series?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 BMW 2 Series:

    • For 2020, the 2 Series receives only minor cosmetic changes
    • Part of the first 2 Series generation introduced for 2014
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    Is the BMW 2 Series reliable?

    To determine whether the BMW 2 Series is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the 2 Series. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the 2 Series's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

    Is the 2020 BMW 2 Series a good car?

    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 BMW 2 Series is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 2 Series is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

    How much should I pay for a 2020 BMW 2 Series?

    The least-expensive 2020 BMW 2 Series is the 2020 BMW 2 Series 230i 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $41,100.

    Other versions include:

    • 230i 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $41,100
    • M240i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $50,400
    • 230i xDrive 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $43,100
    • M240i xDrive 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $52,400
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    What are the different models of BMW 2 Series?

    If you're interested in the BMW 2 Series, the next question is, which 2 Series model is right for you? 2 Series variants include 230i 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), M240i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 230i xDrive 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and M240i xDrive 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of 2 Series models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2020 BMW 2 Series

    2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible Overview

    The 2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible is offered in the following styles: 230i 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), M240i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 230i xDrive 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and M240i xDrive 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A).

    What do people think of the 2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 2 Series Convertible 4.8 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 2020 2 Series Convertible.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 2 Series Convertible featuring deep dives into trim levels including 230i, M240i, 230i xDrive, 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 2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible here.

    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 2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible?

    2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible 230i 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

    The 2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible 230i 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $46,945. The average price paid for a new 2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible 230i 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $5,621 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $5,621 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $41,324.

    The average savings for the 2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible 230i 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is 12% below the MSRP.

    2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible 230i xDrive 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

    The 2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible 230i xDrive 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $49,510. The average price paid for a new 2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible 230i xDrive 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $5,879 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $5,879 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $43,631.

    The average savings for the 2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible 230i xDrive 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is 11.9% below the MSRP.

    2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible M240i xDrive 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

    The 2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible M240i xDrive 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $53,395. The average price paid for a new 2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible M240i xDrive 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $6,365 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $6,365 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $47,030.

    The average savings for the 2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible M240i xDrive 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is 11.9% below the MSRP.

    2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible M240i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

    The 2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible M240i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $56,270. The average price paid for a new 2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible M240i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $6,778 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $6,778 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $49,492.

    The average savings for the 2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible M240i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is 12% below the MSRP.

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    Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible and all available trim types: M240i, 230i xDrive, 230i, etc. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2020 BMW 2 Series Convertible include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.

    Should I lease or buy a 2020 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.

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