2024 BMW 2 Series Overview

What’s New

  • The 2 Series hasn’t changed.
  • Part of the second version of the 2 Series, which will come out in 2022.

To get the feel of a BMW from 20 years ago, the BMW 2 Series is the best car in the brand’s current range. The 2 Series handles and speeds up quickly, even though it is bigger and heavier than a car from the 3 Series from the early 2000s. In 2022, BMW completely updated the 2 Series, giving it more speed, a more aggressive look, and a better interior. This style will be used on the 2024 2 Series as well.

Among fast European luxury compacts, only the 2 Series is still in business. BMW’s rivals are now making small cars, hatchback-SUV hybrids, or four-door coupes instead. If the 2 Series is it, it’s a good way to end the line of small sports coupes. It’s fun to drive the 2 Series because it’s small, has quick engines, and is easy to turn. Also, this new model is fancier than the last generation of the 2 Series. The touchscreen for entertainment and the digital gauge cluster are joined together by a large, curved panel in the middle of the cabin to make a single, continuous display.

The Infiniti Q50 and Lexus RC coupes are similar to the 2 Series in some ways but not in a lot of ways. Their shows aren’t very good, and the way they look is old-fashioned. It’s better to get the 2017 Ford Mustang. Even though it’s bigger than the 2 Series, it has many benefits, such as the option of a V8 engine. The Mercedes-Benz CLA car, which looks like a coupe, is another good choice if you don’t mind having four doors.


  • Quick manipulation.
  • Engines that work well with four or six-cylinder.
  • Luxurious inside.


  • Back seat crammed.
  • Little tree.
  • A rough ride.

Where does the power come from for the 2 Series? We want this kind of BMW. Even though our 230i test car has summer tires and M Sport parts (suspension, steering, brakes, and rear differential), it handles and performs very well overall. It took us 5.5 seconds to run from 0 to 60 mph. That’s faster than both the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 and the Audi A3. The M240i will likely be able to fight with the Audi S3/RS 3 and the AMG CLA. The four-cylinder turbocharged engine loses some power near the top of the speed range, but it still has good power in the low and mid ranges. As you drive or take public transportation through towns, it feels so strong.

It’s as good at stopping and handling. At the limit, there is almost no roll thanks to the M Sport suspension, which helps to control body movements well. Even though the M Sport differential does a great job of controlling grip, pushing the 230i makes it slide. Our test track showed that the brakes were very good because the car could stop from 60 mph in 107 feet. Controlling the brakes while driving on the street is also very easy.

The worst thing about this situation is how the car’s handling feels. The bike is well-balanced, but there is little input to help you get used to driving on the front tires.

How cozy does the 2 Series feel? Some people say that the 2 Series coupe isn’t the most comfortable small car on the market, but it rides smoothly and looks better than a racing coupe should. The optional M Sport suspension makes things stiffer, but it still strikes a good mix between performance and comfort.

Even though they can’t be adjusted much, the front seats are comfortable and well-padded. We like that most of the temperature controls are still physical on the BMW, and the heated seats and steering wheel work well.

How is the state of the inside? Everything is easy to get to because this is a small car. It’s easy to use the tools, and the drive position is great. It makes driving the 2 Series quickly even more exciting. Blind spots are also pretty small in the 2 Series because of its long shape, as well as its discreet roof beams and vertical windows.

At the very least, the 2 Series has enough room for front guests. There is a lot of room for your head, legs, and shoulders. It’s not funny that adults won’t feel comfortable in the back seat, even on shorter trips. Some people can’t or won’t do the backward flips that are needed to get in. This doesn’t make sense since the last version of the 2 Series was shorter overall, and the back seat was bigger.

What is there to do with technology? The 2 Series has a limited amount of interesting technology, but that should be taken as a good thing. The BMW audio system isn’t the simplest to use, but the media, navigation, and high-level settings buttons are easy to get to. The 2 Series comes with a wireless charging pad, a lot of USB-C ports, and built-in support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The extra Harman Kardon sound system has great clarity and well-rounded bass, even when the volume is turned up high.

How is the storage situation right now? The 2 Series can carry a lot of stuff for its small size. Even though it’s much smaller than the Audi A3 or Mercedes CLA, the 10-cubic-foot trunk is useful. There is a lot of storage room inside the 2 Series coupe. There are door pockets and a big bin under the armrest. The gear selector in your car, on the other hand, makes it harder to get to the wireless charge pad for your phone.

The 2 Series has mounts for car seats, but it will be hard and awkward to get a seat or a child in the back. The back seat of a car is small, even though the seats can be moved forward. If you often carry people in the back, no matter what size, there might be better choices than the 2 Series for you.

How well does the fuel work? The rear-wheel-drive 230i can get 30 mpg on the highway and in the city, according to the EPA. The EPA’s estimates were right because we got 31 mpg on our 115-mile mixed-driving test route, which is great for this type of car.

Is the worth of the 2 Series good? The 2 Series hatchback looks different from other cars. The Audi A5, BMW 4 Series, Lexus RC, and Toyota GR Supra are all bigger high-end coupes. The Porsche Cayman, on the other hand, doesn’t have a back seat. All of these cost a lot more than the others. The Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro are less expensive than the 2 Series, but they are less luxurious. In general, this is a great deal for you.

BMW’s basic and powertrain warranties last for four years or 50,000 miles, which is about normal for the class. The 2 Series also has longer warranties than many of its competitors: roadside help for four years or unlimited miles and regular service visits for three years or 36,000 miles.

Even though the driving doesn’t give you much information, the 2 Series feels quick for its size. Even though it’s not the fastest BMW on the road, it’s more fun to drive than some of its bigger brothers. Another plus is that it doesn’t look as flashy as some other new BMWs. The 4 Series is the one we’re talking about.

The base four-cylinder engine shouldn’t let you down, but the M240i xDrive shows off the 2 Series’s full ability the best. All-wheel drive and an updated differential give the 2 Series better grip, and its sport-tuned handling, strong brakes, and strong six-cylinder power make it fun and exciting to drive on short sections of road.

Types of the BMW 2 Series

There are two trim options for the 2024 BMW 2 Series coupe: 230i and M240i. There are six cylinders in the M240i’s turbocharged engine, but only four cylinders in the 230i’s. All trim levels come with all-wheel drive or xDrive, and both engines are paired with an automatic transmission that goes through eight speeds.

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