LED headlights and tail lights now come standard, slight interior changes are also present; four-wheel drive to accompany more powerful engines
10 May 2017

The revised BMW 2 Series Coupé and 2 Series Cabriolet models have been revealed ahead of UK sales starting this spring.

Among the subtle exterior design changes to BMW’s entry-level two-door models are a wider kidney grille, new LED headlights, revised tail-light lens graphics and redesigned alloy wheels ranging from 16 to 18in.

Inside, the Coupé and Cabriolet also get a lightly altered dashboard with redesigned instruments and an updated 8.8in touch-operated display supporting a revised operating system for the iDrive infotainment system. 

The subtlety of the facelift is reflected in the engine line-up, which remains the same as before; the petrol units range from a 134bhp in the base 218i to 335bhp in the top of the line M240i, while the diesels extend from 148bhp in the 218d to 221bhp in the 225d. 

Buyers can choose between a standard six-speed manual or an optional eight-speed automatic gearbox in most models. 

Alongside standard rear-wheel drive, the more powerful engines can also be allied to an optional xDrive four-wheel drive system. 

At the top of the line-up is the facelifted M2. It benefits from the detailed design revisions brought to the exterior and interior of less powerful versions of the 2-series Coupe, while retaining the same 365bhp turbocharged 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder petrol engine as before.

Prices for the various 2018-model-year 2 Series Coupé and 2-series Cabriolet models are yet to be made official, though BMW officials suggest they will remain close to the current prices, which start at £23,530 for the 218i SE Coupé and rise to £35,865 for the M240i.

Our Verdict

BMW 2 Series Coupé

The BMW 2 Series Coupé marks a successful return of the 1 Series Coupé. Overall it is a more compelling package than before but can it drive buyers away from the Audi TT and conventional hatchbacks?

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11 May 2017
It looks a little.... Dame Edna?

11 May 2017
speckyclay wrote:

It looks a little.... Dame Edna?

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I won't be able to see one without thinking of this now...

11 May 2017
but no mention in the article?

11 May 2017
We have hatchbacks then turbos (2002 accepted) 4wd and FWD and 4 pot turbos for executive class vehicles...does this company have any principles anymore? Not such a strong a supporter of this brand any longer.

tlb

11 May 2017
I assume the new range will share the current model's high pricing along with ~25% discounts via. popular car brokering websites?

11 May 2017
Interesting. I'd like a high output 4wd petrol variant. I appreciate I'm likely in the minority, but other markets get the 3 and 4 series with big petrol engines.

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