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The Best BMW Has Been Made Even Better

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The best? For brand purists, of course.

For us and for many of you, the definitive BMW is a small, fairly lightweight coupe with impeccable driving manners thanks to outstanding German engineering. The 2 Series lineup is that BMW, and it traces its ancestry back to the iconic 2002. BMW has just unveiled the facelifted 2018 2 Series and, bottom line, it's made a great car even better. Here's what's new: The exterior for the entire lineup, including the M240i and M2, features new Bi-LED headlights and optional full-LEDs that come standard on the M2.

Those full LEDs feature a hexagonal interpretation of the automaker's signature twin-circle design. Out back, the entire lineup receives single-piece full LED taillights with BMW's familiar "L" shape. Also notice the larger kidney grilles and larger outer air intakes on the three-section front end. This new look definitely gives the 2 Series a wider, somewhat more aggressive look. There's also new 17- and 18-inch wheel design options. The interior is where the most significant updates take place, with a revised dashboard that gives everything a more premium look and feel. There's also an updated instrument cluster with more driver-friendly information displays.

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And, of course, the 2018 2 Series comes with the latest iDrive infotainment system, with its updated design and touchscreen display. Apple CarPlay is optional, as are inductive phone charging and a WiFi hotspot. Official pricing has yet to be announced, but we figure it won't be a significant difference over the current lineup. Sales are likely to begin either later this summer or in the fall.