BMW 2 Series on sale in Australia from $50,500

January 19, 2014

BMW Australia has announced local pricing and specifications for the all-new 2 Series Coupe which will arrive in showrooms in March. The new model replaces the outgoing 1 Series two-door.

BMW 220d

The new 2 Series takes on BMW’s latest naming structure which includes even numbers for the two-door versions of the more regular models, similar to the new 4 Series is the two-door version of the 3 Series.

It will be available in three main variants levels in Australia, at least to start with, including an entry-level 220i, to the frugal 220d, to the cracking range-topper, the M235i. All come with rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Kicking off with the 220i, it shares the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine as seen in other ’20i’ BMW models. Even though it is the base model, 135kW and 270Nm translates into brisk 0-100km/h acceleration, achievable in 7.0 seconds. It also offers an average fuel economy rating of 6.0L/100km.

BMW M235i-rear

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For the ultra fuel conscious there’s the 220d. It uses a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder producing 135kW and 380Nm. Accelerating from 0-100km/h takes 7.1 seconds, while fuel economy is rated at a barely believable 4.4L/100km for the combined cycle.

Lastly, the M235i is the variant for the pure driving enthusiasts. It comes with a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six-cylinder producing 240kW and 450Nm, capable of 0-100km/h in just 4.8 seconds.

When it arrives in March the 2 Series will compete in the market with rivals such as the Audi A3 and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

See below for the complete price list (excluding on-road costs):

BMW 220i – $50,500
BMW 220d – $52,500
BMW M235i – $79,900

Brett is the editor and founder of Performance Drive. 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 His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.