BMW Australia Details 2 Series Coupe, Convertible For 2017

by under News on 08 Aug 2017 02:16:51 PM08 Aug 2017


2017 BMW 2 Series LCI

BMW has been running through their current line-up of cars to fill them up with some revised divisions of kit and, crucially, updated them with their newest tech, most recently with the 1 Series and 3 Series. Now comes the turn of the 2 Series.

These changes definitely land within the category of incremental year-over-year changes rather than being any sort of facelift or mid-cycle refresh, and as such may not have jumped out at you if you sat in 2017 car or a very slightly older 2016 model. But with the 2 Series for the 2017 model year, there are some notable visual newness with a fresh front and rear bumper design, classifying this update as an LCI (Life-Cycle Impulse) the BMW universe. 


2017 BMW 2 Series LCI

Starting off, new pricing has been announced by BMW Australia, and unfortunately they’ve risen across the entire range. Both the 220i Coupe and Convertible has seen a $1,600 hike to a respective $52,900 and $59,900, continuing the same $7,000 price gulf between having a fixed roof or a retractable one at the entry level.

Moving up, the 230i Coupe is $1,100 dearer at $63,000 while the equivalent Convertible is priced at $73,000. Finally, the M in-between of the 2 Series family, the M240i, starts at $76,000 while its Convertible counterpart has an asking price of $85,800, amounting to a $1,900 increase.

Do note, though, that just last week BMW Australia slashed nearly $5,000 from the price of the M140i, a car that uses the same drivetrain and basically the same chassis, and that’s looking like even more of a bargain if you’re willing to forego the extra style points of the two-door form factor.


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So what do we get for the extra cash? Bimmer have added new bi-LED headlights as standard while the range-topping (the M2, though related, is classified as a standalone model) M240i receives Adaptive illuminators up front. The new rear bumper design hugs the new L-shape LED tail lights, and round out the visual updates.

Thankfully, there’s more to enjoy upon stepping into the 2017 model year 2 Series. While the layout is typical BMW, the newest iDrive 6 infotainment system has been added across the range, with touch control brought to the 8.8-inch Navigation System Professional unit.


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This is accompanied by new design stitching, Pearl Chrome trim finishers, chrome window button elements, and high-gloss black centre console accents. There’s also a new Dakota leather option that alters the finish on the upholstery and trim to a fine Cognac shade.

Following last year’s engine updated engines, the 2017 models carry over those motors with familiar specification. Both the 220i and 230i use the same B48 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol, though the entry model’s tune is set to 135kW and 270Nm while the more expensive mid-ranger is afforded a healthier 185kW and 350Nm. Lastly, the M240i’s 3.0-litre B58 straight-six produces 250kW and 500Nm for proper sports car performance and a 0-100km/h sprint time of 4.6 seconds. As before, both these engines are mated to the ZF 8-speed automatic transmission.

  • 220i Coupe - $52,900
  • 220i Convertible - $59,900
  • 230i Coupe - $63,000
  • 230i Convertible - $73,000
  • M240i Coupe - $76,800
  • M240i Convertible - $85,800


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Here’s a breakdown of the specific features that come with each variant of the revised 2 Series for 2017:

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

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