2017 BMW 2 Series

#18
in Compact coupes
2017 MODEL

$33,150 - $46,450

8.1

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BMW's 2 Series displays the trademark BMW performance with best-in-class interiors that are spacious and lively. 2017 BMW 230i Coupe packs a powerful 2.0L engine, promising a reliable and robust performance. The ride features excellent handling and steering. Furthermore, there are a wide variety of suspension, steering and braking upgrades for making the drive even better and the journey more comfortable.

2017 BMW 230i Coupe packs a 2.0L TwinPower Turbo Inline 4-cylinder 16V engine. For gear-shifting, the coupe relies on an 8-speed automatic transmission mode. The capable 2.0L TwinPower turbo engine generates 248 hp of power in addition to 258 lb.-ft. of torque. Maximum rpm available for the engine power is 5200, while for torque the same is 1450 at max.

BMW 230i Coupe competes with Audi TTS Coupe and Cadillac ATS Coupe. Infiniti Q60 2.0t is yet another important competitor to the 2017 BMW 230i Coupe. Pricing options for the BMW 230i start from $33,150, making it cheapest among the class rivals. Moreover, there are 4 different trims to choose from. 2 trims are non-xDrive while the remaining 2 are xDrive models. BMW 230i Coupe keeps an upper-hand in performance, classy interiors and an abundance of options.


7.6/10
Features

 
 

7.8/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.2/10
Interior

 
 

8.4/10
Safety

 
 
 

The 2017 BMW 230i Coupe packs a 2.0L TwinPower Turbo Inline 4-cylinder 16V engine. For gear-shifting, the coupe relies on an 8-speed automatic transmission mode. The capable 2.0L TwinPower turbo engine generates 248 hp of power in addition to 258 lb.-ft. of torque. Maximum rpm available for the engine power is 5200, while for torque the same is 1450 at max.

2017 BMW 2 Series Features

7.6/10

The 230i Coupe is available in a total of 4 trims. Hence, there are a wide variety of options to choose from. These trims are namely 230i, 230i xDrive, M240i and M240i xDrive. Pricing options for the various trims start from $33,150, $35,150, $44,450 and $46,450, respectively. 230i is the low-end trim while M240i xDrive is the high-end trim.

Trim

230i

230i xDrive

MSRP

$33,150

$35,150

Key

Features

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

Same features as 230i

Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Metal-Look Rub Strip/Fascia Accent All-wheel drive
Radio: AM/FM/HD Stereo CD/MP3 Player  
Hi-Fi Sound System  
Satellite Radio Preparation  
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column  
Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature  
Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets  
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls and External Memory Control  
Window Grid Diversity Antenna  

The 230i trim features a Hi-Fi sound system and a manual tilt/telescoping steering column. Additionally, it features a body-colored bumper with metal-look rub strip in a fascia accent. Both feats add to the overall lavish appeal of the specific trim. 230i xDrive trim features most standard features available in the 230i plus an auto stop/start feature for the engine. Moreover, it comes with speed-sensitive rain detecting wipers with heated jets.

We Recommend

Out of the various trims available to the 2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe, the 230i xDrive is the best. It offers the most value for money. For the additional $2K, you get the opportunity to enjoy the all-wheel drive.

2017 BMW 2 Series Engine

“It may be BMW's entry-level model, but the 2-Series provides the sort of driving excitement the brand seems to have otherwise forgotten about- The Car Connection”

Engine and Transmission

2017 BMW 230i Coupe makes use of a 2.0L TwinPower Turbo Inline 4-cylinder 16V engine. It produces 248 hp of power and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. Cadillac ATS Coupe and Audi TTS Coupe offer better engine power than the BMW 230i Coupe. Engine power for both rides is 272 hp and 292 hp, respectively. Infiniti Q60 2.0t offers the least power of 208 hp in the class. Like BMW 230i Coupe, Infiniti Q60 2.0t also offers 258 lb.-ft. of torque.

Models

BMW 230i coupe

Cadillac ATS coupe

Audi TTS coupe

Infiniti Q60 2.0t

MSRP

$33,150

$37,595

$52,500

$38,950

Engine

2.0L TwinPower Turbo Inline 4-Cylinder 16V

2.0L Turbo, I4, DI, DOHC, VVT

2.0 TFSI 4 Cylinder direct-injection

2.0L I4 Turbo

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

Horsepower

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

272 hp @ 5500 rpm

292 hp @ 5400 rpm

208 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque

258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm

295 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm

280 lb-ft @ 1900 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm

Maximum torque available to Audi TTS Coupe and Cadillac ATS Coupe is 280 and 295 lb.-ft., respectively. For gear-shifting, 2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe relies on an 8-speed auto mode. Cadillac ATS Coupe also features an 8-speed automatic transmission mode. Audi TTS Coupe offers a 6-speed auto transmission mode, while Infiniti Q60 2.0t features a 7-speed automatic transmission mode.

Acceleration

2017 BMW 230i Coupe bests Cadillac ATS Coupe and Infiniti Q60 2.0t in terms of 0-60 MPH acceleration time. 230i Coupe shoots to 60 MPH in 5.3 seconds. Comparatively, ATS Coupe and Infiniti Q60 2.0t take 5.7 and 6.9 seconds, respectively. Audi TTS Coupe bests all its class rivals in 0-60 MPH acceleration time. The ride takes only 4.6 seconds for hitting the 60 MPH mark, about 0.7-second less than that of the 230i Coupe.

Models

BMW 230i coupe

Cadillac ATS coupe

Audi TTS coupe

Infiniti Q60 2.0t

0-60 MPH

5.3 sec

5.7 sec

4.6 sec

6.9 sec

Quarter mile

14.4 sec

14.2 sec

12.8 sec

17.3 sec

Engine

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

6.3

7.1

7.0

7.0

For covering a quarter-mile, 2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe takes 14.4 seconds. Infiniti Q60 2.0t is the slowest ride in the segment to cover a quarter-mile. The ride takes 17.3 seconds for doing so. On the contrary, Audi TTS Coupe covers a quarter-mile in mere 12.8 seconds, faster than any other of its rivals. Cadillac ATS Coupe also covers a quarter-mile faster than that of the BMW 230i. The coupe requires 14.2 seconds to traverse 1/4th of a mile.

Ride and Handling

The adroit handling offered by 2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe is something worth loving. It allows the driver to tackle all kinds of turns quickly and with confidence. Steering, on the other hand, is accurate as well as responsive. In fact, there is this sporty feeling with the steering of the BMW Series 2 Coupe. To make things even better, there are several steering, braking and suspension upgrades readily available.

Rear-wheel drive is available as standard in non-xDrive models. On the contrary, all xDrive models come with all-wheel drive. Cruising on highways is the right thing to do with the 2017 BMW 230i Coupe. However, everyday around-town driving is something the ride is specifically designed for. Over all other things, the compact size of the coupe helps it to squeeze in and out the traffic, easily.

Braking

2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe has the smallest brakes in the league. Front brake and rear brake of BMW 230i Coupe measures 12.3 and 11.4 inches, respectively. Audi TTS Coupe has the biggest front brake of 13.3 inches in the competition. Cadillac ATS Coupe, on the other hand, offers the biggest rear brake in the class, which measures 12.4 inches.

Model

BMW 230i coupe

Cadillac ATS coupe

Audi TTS coupe

Infiniti Q60 2.0t

Brake Front (in.)

12.3

12.6

13.3

12.6

Brake Rear (in.)

11.4

12.4

12.2

12.1

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3373

3411

3263

3727

60-0 MPH (ft.)

115

115

103.0

113

During emergency braking, BMW 230i Coupe requires 115 feet to come to a full halt while decelerated from 60 MPH. This is same as that offered by the Cadillac ATS Coupe. Infiniti Q60 2.0t takes 2 feet less than the 2 rides. However, it is the Audi TTS Coupe that comes to a complete stop when fully decelerated from 60 mph in mere 103 feet.

2017 BMW 2 Series Fuel Economy

7.8/10

BMW Coupe offers an impressive combined fuel economy of 28 mpg. In cities, the coupe delivers 24 mpg while it offers a remarkable 35 mpg on highways.

Model

BMW 230i coupe

Cadillac ATS coupe

Audi TTS coupe

Infiniti Q60 2.0t

MPG (city)

24

22

23

22

MPG (highway)

35

31

27

30

MPG (combined)

28

25

25

25

The Caddy, Audi, as well as Infiniti, all offer a combined fuel economy of 25 mpg. As for the individual numbers, the ATS offers the maximum mileage of 31 mpg on highways. In cities, Audi's little TTS delivers the maximum mileage of 23 mpg.

2017 BMW 2 Series Interior

7.2/10

Slip inside the 2017 BMW 2 Series and you'll find highly adjustable sport seats that provide good support in spirited driving and above-average comfort on extended jaunts. The rear seats are as cramped as you'd expect from a car this size, making them best suited to small children or as a place to stash a jacket, purse or backpack - Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

The little BMW Coupe is a spacious four-seater. Space in the back seat of the Beemer is quite respectively. Both headroom and shoulder room is the maximum amongst the competition. Moreover, the legroom is second only to the ATS Coupe.

Model

BMW 230i coupe

Cadillac ATS coupe

Audi TTS coupe

Infiniti Q60 2.0t

Passenger capacity

4

4

4

4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.1/54.4/41.5

37.6/54.1/42.3

37.1/53.6/41.1

37.9/54.6/43.1

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

36.5/53.4/33.0

35.1/51.1/33.5

33.8/47.9/28.9

34.5/52.0/32.4

Shoulder room is second only to 54.6 inches offered by the Q60 Infiniti. Legroom is better than that of the TTS Coupe. The Infiniti offers the most space around your legs and knees.

Infotainment System

BMW 230i features an 8.8-inch color touchscreen for providing access to live content, radio, audio, navigation, etc. It has the following features:

  • AUX Input
  • Bluetooth Audio/Phone
  • Voice command
  • USB ports
  • Apple CarPlay (optional)

Android Auto integration isn't available, not even as an option. 

Interior Features

For 2017, the 2-Series Coupe gets classy and spacious interiors. Prime features that the BMW 230i Coupe has to offer on the inside are:

  • Heated steering wheel and front seats
  • Spacious seats
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • 2 upper tether anchors
  • Minimalist-chic design with luxury elements

From power-adjustable front seats with lumbar support to comfortable and snuggest front seats, there are several interior marvels.

Cargo Capacity

The little BMW Coupe is quite spacious in the trunk too. This is true for the cargo section also. The ride offers 13.8 cubic feet of cargo space. It is the maximum offering among its class rivals.

Model

BMW 230i coupe

Cadillac ATS coupe

Audi TTS coupe

Infiniti Q60 2.0t

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

13.8

10.4

12.0

8.7

The TTS offers 12 cubic feet of cargo space, second-most among the class rivals. The ATS Coupe offers even lesser storage space of 10.4 cubic feet. Q60 has the least cargo volume, only 8.7 cubic feet.

2017 BMW 2 Series Exterior

Although we wouldn’t call it the prettiest BMW, we like the muscular proportions of BMW’s 2017 2 Series. This is a very attractive little 2-door, with an aggressive stance, dramatically swept headlights, BMW’s now-signature L-shaped taillights, and a beautifully tapered roofline - Kelley Blue Book

Dimension and Weight

Ground clearance and wheelbase for the BMW is 5.5 and 105.9 inches, good for improved ride and handling. The former is the most that one can get in the segment. It has less length and width than the others, but the most height in the competition.

Model

BMW 230i coupe

Cadillac ATS coupe

Audi TTS coupe

Infiniti Q60 2.0t

Curb weight (lbs.)

3373

3411

3263

3727

Length(in)

174.7

183.6

165.0

184.4

Width(in)

69.8

72.5

72.1

72.8

Height(in)

55.8

54.8

52.8

54.9

Ground clearance (in)

5.5

5.0

4.4

4.9

Wheelbase (in)

105.9

109.3

98.6

112.2

Track width (in) F/R

59.9/61.3

60.3/61.7

62.0/61.1

61.2/62.2

The tiny Audi Coupe has the lowest ground clearance of 4.4 inches. The same ride flaunts to have the smallest wheelbase of 98.6 inches too. Infiniti Q60 2.0t, on the other hand, flaunts to have the most-in-league wheelbase of 112.2 inches.

Exterior Features

Probably the biggest visual modification to the revised 2 Series from BMW is the circular design bi-LED headlights.

  • Intricately crafted LED front fog lights
  • Reshaped kidney-like grille with black, high-gloss bars
  • 4 new alloy wheel designs to choose from
  • Exhaust finishers with black chrome finish

 

2017 BMW 2 Series Safety

8.4/10

Safety Features:

  • BMW Assist eCall Emergency SOS
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

IIHS Rating

Crashworthiness

Small overlap front driver side

Good

Small overlap front passenger side

Not rated

Moderate overlap front

Good

Side

Good

Roof strength

Good

Head restraints & seats

Good

 

Crash Prevention & Mitigation

Front crash prevention

Advanced

Headlights

Good

Child Seats anchors (LATCH)

Good

NHSTA rating isn’t available for the car

2017 BMW 2 Series Competition

BMW 2-series Coupe vs Audi TTS Coupe

BMW receives a fierce run for money from the Audi Coupe. The ride packs a 2.0L TFSI 4-cylinder with 292 hp on tap. It's coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission mode. Pricing options for the coupe start from $52,500, hence making it one of the expensive rides in the segment. The TTS is able to stop at a distance of 103 feet when decelerated from 60 MPH.

Audi TTS is capable of hitting the 60 MPH mark in 4.6 seconds, faster than any of its class rivals. Total curb weight is lowest in among its class rivals. TTS Coupe offers a combined fuel economy of 25 mpg, same as that some other cars in the segment.

BMW 2-series Coupe vs Cadillac ATS Coupe

Another major competitor to the 2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe is the Cadillac ATS Coupe. The ride features a 2.0L Turbo Inline 4 engine coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission. It generates 272 hp of power in addition to 295 lb.-ft. of torque, better than the BMW.

Despite having a slower 0-60 mph acceleration time than the 230i Coupe, Cadillac ATS Coupe covers a quarter-mile in 14.2 seconds. It is bulkier than both BMW and the Audi. The opening price for the ATS Coupe is $37,595, about $4k more than that of the starting price for the BMW 230i Coupe, making it a somewhat less value for money.

BMW 2-series Coupe vs Infiniti Q60 2.0t

Infiniti Q60 2.0t has a 2.0L I4 Turbo engine, capable of generating 208 hp of power and 258 lb.-ft. of torque, least amongst all cars here, making it the slowest.

Where the Infiniti wins is the interior space, especially for the front passengers. Pricing for the Q60 2.0t start from $38,950, which although a little on the steep side, feels like money well spent.

2017 BMW 2 Series Final Verdict

2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe offers a supreme blend of athleticism, comfort, and style. With a powerful engine, a comfy and agile drive, and a stylish interior, the BMW 230i is able to awe-struck any sports-car enthusiast.

One downer for the 2 Series is its constricted back seats. Moreover, the infotainment system might be irksome to handle in the starting. All in all, despite a number of petty flaws the BMW packs, there are several great things to cherish about the tiny coupe. Definitely recommended for people who like to enjoy their drives.

Pros

Powerful and robust engine

Sturdy chassis

Sharp handling complemented by a smooth suspension

Excellent safety scorecard

Class-leading trunk space

Classy, spacious cabin and interiors

A plethora of tech upgrades to opt for

Cons

Standard equipment

Cramped back seat

Rear-drive trims are balanced than the all-drive trims

What's New?

Increased horsepower

New standard features


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$33150

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

top speed

130 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu. in.

horsepower

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

torque

258 lb.-ft. @ 1450 rpm

transmission

8-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

11.4 in. ventilated disc brakes/12.3 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

105.9 in.

length

174.7 in.

width

69.8 in.

height

55.8 in.

curb weight

3373 lbs.

ground clearance

5.5 in.

capacity

cargo volume

13.8 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.3 sec.

standing ¼-mile

13.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

24/28/35 mpg

highway range

479.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

12 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

yes



Styles

 2017 BMW 2 Series in Mineral White Metallic color  2017 BMW 2 Series in Sparkling Brown Metallic color  2017 BMW 2 Series in Melbourne Red Metallic color  2017 BMW 2 Series in Sunset Orange Metallic color  2017 BMW 2 Series in Glacier Silver Metallic color  2017 BMW 2 Series in Estoril Blue Metallic color  2017 BMW 2 Series in Jet Black color  2017 BMW 2 Series in Black Sapphire Metallic color
Mineral White Metallic

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Ratings

Features

7.6

Fuel Economy

7.8

Interior

7.2

Safety

8.4

Driving

9.5

8.1

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 BMW 2 Series 230i SULEV

230i SULEV

power
248 hp @ 5200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
28 combined

$33,150


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
230i SULEV 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $33,150 MSRP (24/28/35) 248 hp @ 5200 rpm, 2 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 4 NA

 2017 BMW 2 Series 230i xDrive SULEV

230i xDrive SULEV

power
248 hp @ 5200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
27 combined

$35,150


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
230i xDrive SULEV 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $35,150 MSRP (24/27/33) 248 hp @ 5200 rpm, 2 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed automatic all wheel drive 4 NA

 2017 BMW 2 Series M240i

M240i

power
335 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
25 combined

$44,450


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
M240i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $44,450 MSRP (21/25/32) 335 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, I6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 4 NA

 2017 BMW 2 Series M240i xDrive

M240i xDrive

power
335 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
25 combined

$46,450


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
M240i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $46,450 MSRP (21/25/31) 335 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, I6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed automatic all wheel drive 4 NA