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2017 BMW 2 Series LCI update on sale in Australia from $52,900

August 8, 2017

Following the announcement of the BMW 1 Series LCI last week, the local arm is now introducing the updated 2 Series coupe and convertible.

For the update some cosmetic changes have been made, including new LED fog lights for all variants, along with a revised front bumper bar with new intakes, more pronounced set of grilles, and some new L-shape LED taillights at the back.

Inside, the new 2 Series gets BMW’s latest iDrive 6 operating interface with tile-like app functionality, while some of the trimmings have been tweaked such as for the instrument cluster. New stitching also helps boost the luxury ambience, with Dakota leather or cloth and Alcantara upholstery.

Three main variant lines are offered in Australia, spanning from the 220i, 230i, to the range-topping M240i. All are powered by a turbo-petrol engine, with the two entry models using a 2.0-litre four-cylinder generating 135kW and 185kW, respectively. Both offer an average fuel consumption of 5.9L/100km, with 0-100km/h in 7.2 and 5.6 seconds, respectively.

At the top, the M240i is powered by a 3.0-liitre inline six developing an impressive 250kW and 500Nm, which is enough to see off 0-100km/h in just 4.6 seconds. Its fuel economy average is 7.1L/100km.

Both coupe and convertible are on offer, with the same engine packages although fuel economy and performance are slightly tarnished. These all go on sale from September, with prices starting from the following (excluding on-roads). See further below for highlight standard features.

BMW 220i Coupe – $52,900
BMW 230i Coupe – $63,000
BMW M240i Coupe – $76,800

BMW 220i Convertible – $59,900
BMW 230i Convertible – $73,000
BMW M240i Convertible – $85,800

BMW 220i

  • Luxury Line
  • 17-inch light-alloy wheels
  • LED Headlights
  • LED Fog Lights
  • Driving Assistant
  • DAB+ Digital radio capability
  • Interior and exterior mirrors with anti-dazzle function
  • Eight-speed sport automatic transmission
  • Navigation System Business with iDrive6 functionality
  • Automatic climate control
  • DAB+ radio capability
  • Rear view camera
  • Speed Limit Info
  • Sport leather steering wheel
  • Sports seats for driver and front passenger, finished in Dakota leather upholstery
  • Front and rear park distance control
  • Extended smartphone connectivity
  • Extended instrument cluster contents
  • BMW ConnectedDrive suite with ConnectedDrive services, remote services, Teleservices, emergency e-call and Real-Time Traffic Information

BMW 230i (in addition to 220i)

  • M Sport Package with M Sport suspension
  • 18-inch light-alloy wheels in Ferric Grey
  • M Aerodynamics Package
  • M Sport brakes
  • High-gloss Shadow line exterior trim
  • BMW Individual anthracite roofliner
  • M leather steering wheel
  • Cloth/Alcantara upholstery (Coupe)
  • Dakota Leather Upholstery (Convertible)
  • Navigation System Professional with iDrive6 functionality and 8.8-inch touchscreen
  • Electric seat adjustment
  • Comfort Access
  • Variable Sport Steering
  • Seat Heating (Convertible)

BMW M240i (in addition to 230i)

  • 18-inch light-alloy wheels in Bicolour Jet Black
  • 12-speaker harman/kardon surround sound system
  • Adaptive M Suspension
  • Adaptive LED Headlights
  • Dakota leather upholstery
  • Seat Heating

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.