The 2021 2 Series Coupe is available in four different trim levels with the 230i and M240i xDrive forming the basis, available in both RWD and xDrive AWD trim variants. The 230i is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 248 hp. Power is sent via a six-speed manual transmission when in RWD guise, while an eight-speed auto serves the AWD version. The 230i features 17-inch alloy wheels and LED headlights, power-adjustable front seats, as well as dual-zone climate control, and front and rear parking sensors. A 6.5-inch infotainment display is also standard with SiriusXM satellite radio. M240i derivatives get a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine producing 335 hp. The exterior deletes the foglights and adds a more aggressive body kit and rear spoiler, as well as a sunroof and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Good things don't come cheap and the price of the BMW 2 Series is significant for its class. The base model 230i starts with an MSRP $35,900 excluding tax, registration, and a destination fee of $995. Going for the AWD 230i xDrive Coupe will cost you $37,900. Stepping up to the M240i, prices start at $46,350 for the RWD model and go up to $48,350 for the xDrive version. You can expect to see a price of $54,325 if you max out the options list.
The base 230i can be specced with the $4,200 M Sport package, which adds the M240i's appearance elements, as well as keyless entry, and park distance control. Other optional packages include the $1,700 Convenience Package, which adds keyless access, ambient lighting, and lumbar support to the front seats. This package is exclusively available on the 230i twins as it becomes standard on the M240i. The $1,600 Premium Package is available for all trims and adds advanced navigation with a larger 8.8-inch screen, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. Individual options such as Adaptive LED headlights, active cruise control, and parking assist are also available. RWD models get the no-cost option of a six-speed manual gearbox.
BMW gives its US customers a wide range of options when it comes to the 2 Series Coupe, and if you can believe all the reviews, most of those options are good. We struggled to find fault with any of them. In the end, the purchasing decision will boil down to two things, namely price and performance. For most, the 230i will be more than enough. It delivers punchy performance and athletic handling with an elegant interior and safety tech to boot. If you want more go, then the only way is the M240i. If we were the ones doing the buying, we would go with the rear-wheel-drive M240i with a manual transmission and Long Beach Blue paint. Black Dakota leather and carbon fiber interior trim also get our nod. At the same time, on the options front, the Premium Package and Harman Kardon sound system are worth the premiums they command.
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