2017 BMW 2 Series Bound for BMW Dealerships This Summer | Edmunds

2017 BMW 2 Series Bound for BMW Dealerships This Summer

WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey — The 2017 BMW 2 Series luxury coupes and convertibles, with a revamped powertrain lineup, will arrive at U.S. BMW dealerships this summer, BMW announced on Monday.

Pricing and fuel economy information will be released closer to the launch date.

The 2017 2 Series cars adopt the latest generation of the German automaker's four- and six-cylinder inline engines and also get new model designations.

The entry-level BMW 230i coupe and BMW 230i convertible replace the previous BMW 228i. They are equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

The performance-oriented 2017 BMW M240i coupe and BMW M240i convertible feature a new inline 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that delivers 335 hp, a 15-hp increase over the outgoing model, and 369 lb-ft of torque, 39 lb-ft more than before.

The M240i coupe and convertible feature a standard eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission as standard. Rear-wheel-drive versions are available with a six-speed manual transmission as a no-cost option.

The new M240i replaces the previous M235i.

The M models can be ordered with BMW xDrive all-wheel drive.

Standard equipment on the M models includes an M Sport suspension, 18-inch M light-alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, an M Sport braking system, M aerodynamic package and exterior mirror caps in Ferric Grey metallic.

Car shoppers in this category also may consider the Audi A3, Lexus IS and Porsche Cayman.

Edmunds says: The 2017 BMW 2 Series cars pack some extra performance, something that should draw BMW buyers into showrooms this summer.

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