2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe Preview

Chris Teague | Jul 08, 2021
  • Longer, lower, and wider than before
  • Pricing starts at $36,350 for the 230i Coupe and $48,550 for the M240i xDrive Coupe. A $995 destination charge will apply
  • The cars will launch in November 2021
  • All 2 Series Coupes see an increase in power and torque for the new model year

The all-new BMW 2 Series Coupe lands for 2022 with more power and a longer, lower, wider stance. BMW offers the car in four configurations, but two will be held back for later release. The 230i and M240i xDrive will come first in November 2021, followed later by the 230i xDrive and M240i Coupes.

2022 BMW 220i Coupé (European model) White Front Quarter View

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2022 BMW M240i xDrive Coupé (European model) Purple Rear Quarter View

As previously mentioned, the second-generation BMW 2 Series cars are longer, lower, and wider than their predecessors. The 230i is 4.3 inches longer, 2.6 inches wider, and one inch lower, while the M240i xDrive is 3.5 inches longer, 2.6 inches wider, and .1 inches lower. BMW gave both cars a 2-inch wheelbase extension for the new model year as well. Other exterior highlights include flared fenders and a domed hood.

While many of BMW’s other models have moved to a much more prominent kidney grille, the 2 Series retains a more modestly sized snout. Underneath, the grilles feature vertical air flaps that open in 10 stages to increase cooling to the engine when needed.

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2022 BMW M240i xDrive Coupé Purple Interior Dashboard

The new 2 Series Coupe features a driver-centered cockpit with the gear selector, start/stop button, drive mode selector, and other controls all grouped on one panel in the center console. The front seats automatically slide forward when the driver folds the backrests for easier access to the rear seats. Other standard features include sport seats and a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel. The M240i xDrive Coupe also gets a moonroof as standard equipment; it is available on the 230i as an option.

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Powering the 230i Coupe is a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, an improvement of 7 hp and 37 pound-feet over the previous model. BMW says that the powertrain is good enough to propel the 230i Coupe from a standstill to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds.

The M240i xDrive gets a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine rated at 382 hp and 369 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers are an upgrade over the previous model’s specs by 47 hp and one pound-foot of torque. According to BMW, the M240i xDrive Coupe can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds and go on to a top speed of either 130 or 155 mph, depending on the configuration. Both engines come paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

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The new 2 Series Coupes get standard safety features that include frontal-collision warnings with braking, lane-departure warnings, and adaptive cruise control. Blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic parking assist, and a camera recording system that can export film from the car’s various camera locations are also available.

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BMW’s iDrive 7 infotainment software is standard for the 2022 2 Series Coupe and runs on an 8.8-inch touchscreen system. Also included are navigation, a personal assistant system, real-time traffic information, and over-the-air updates. A head-up display is available for the first time in a 2 Series Coupe and can display the car’s speed, speed limit information, and notifications from the onboard safety equipment. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities are also standard, as is SiriusXM satellite radio with a one-year All Access subscription.

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The 2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe faces stiff competition from several premium European and Asian rivals. It’s up against the Audi A3Jaguar XELexus IS, and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

Sales for various models in the segment are pretty evenly matched, with only a couple of outliers. The 2 Series had a good year in 2020, selling 14,616 units. Meanwhile, the A3 sold just under 10,000, the Lexus IS found 13,600 buyers, and the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class was further behind at 8,461.

BMW is the source of information in this article. It was accurate as of July 8, 2021, but it may have changed since that date. Always confirm product details and availability with the automaker’s website or your local dealership.

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