BMW West-Island
2000, Transcanadienne Sud, Dorval (Montréal), H9P 2N4
1 888 794-8719

BMW 2 Series

With the new 2 Series is what BMW does best: building sporty, rear-wheel-drive coupes. The new BMW 2 series replaces the BMW 1 series coupe as the entry-level coupe in the lineup, and its reveal completes BMW’s badge reorganization in which all sedans and wagons wear odd numbers while coupes and convertibles get even numbers. 

BMW 2 Series

Drivetrain choices:
  • The standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, 240 hp
  • M235i: 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six that generates 320 hp.

Both engines mate with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic. The new body style is an improvement over the 1-series, which the 2-series replaces, and it’s sportier. too.

The 2-series represents an evolution of its predecessor, albeit a thorough one. It’s longer by 2.8 inches, width and wheelbase grow by 1.3 inches each, and the styling is cleaner and more grown up. A crease wraps around the car at the shoulderline, forming a slight spoiler on the trailing edge of the decklid and evoking memories of the legendary 2002. The headlights lend a serious and determined look to its face, and so the 2 therefore is quite unlike the outgoing 1-series, which looked a little startled. In fact, when the optional xenon headlights are specified and paired with LED eyebrows, the 2-series looks downright angry. The aggressive appearance is heightened by the long hood, which emphasizes the sporty rear-wheel-drive layout. There are, of course, practical advantages to the new body, too. The trunk has been enlarged and there is noticeably more space for rear-seat passengers—yet BMW says that weight remains virtually identical to that of the 1-series.

While other markets can select from a range of engines that include diesel and less-powerful options, U.S. shoppers choose between just two: the N20 2.0-liter four-cylinder in the 228i and the N55 3.0-liter straight-six in the M235i. Both are force-fed by a single turbocharger, and they are mated either to either a six-speed manual or to an eight-speed torque-converter automatic.

The M235i is rated at a lofty (and preliminary) 315 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 332 lb-ft of torque at 1300 rpm. That state of tune translates to an estimated 0-to-60 time well below five seconds, while top speed is governed at 155 mph. The 228i makes 240 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 258 lb-ft of torque from 1250 rpm, which BMW says should yield 60 mph in 5.4 seconds with the automatic transmission. Top speed in the four-cylinder 2-series is governed at 130 mph, but rises to 155 mph when Sport Line or M Sport packages are optioned. No U.S.-market fuel-consumption figures are available yet.

More info | Price request

Business hours

  • Hours: Sales
  • Hours: Service
In order to comply with the Canadian Anti-Spam Law, we are asking you to confirm that you wish to receive communications from us such as rebates, promotions, offers and future private sales.

It looks like you are using a deprecated browser, which might encounter problems properly displaying this site. For the best browsing experience, we recommend switching to Google Chrome.