The middle rung on the 2 Series ladder is the 230i M Sport in Coupe ($63,000) and Convertible ($73,000) form, which features M Sport suspension, aero, and brakes, ‘Variable Sport Steering’, 18-inch alloy rims, high-gloss ‘Shadow line’ exterior trim, a BMW Individual anthracite roofliner, a leather-wrapped M Sport steering wheel, cloth/Alcantara upholstery in the coupe, ‘Dakota’ leather and front seat heating in the convertible, electric (front) seat adjustment, plus ‘Navigation System Professional’ with iDrive6 and a customisable 8.8-inch touchscreen.
The 230i is powered by a 2.0-litre ‘TwinScroll’ turbo-petrol four, featuring ‘Valvetronic’ variable valve control and ‘Double-VANOS’ variable camshaft control, and developing a solid 185kW at 5200rpm, and a grunty 350Nm from just 1450-4800rpm.
Claimed fuel consumption for the 230i Coupe, on the combined (ADR 81/02 - urban, extra-urban) cycle, is 5.9L/100km, emitting 134g/km of C02 in the process. The 220i Convertible rates 6.2L/100km (142g/km).
Explore the 2017 BMW 2 Series range
Across the mainstream 2 Series line-up (220i to M240i) driver assistance tech including AEB, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection and lane departure warning is standard.