2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe M240i xDrive 0-60 Times, Top Speed, Specs, Quarter Mile, and Wallpapers

2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe M240i xDrive  0-60 Times, Top Speed, Specs, Quarter Mile, and Wallpapers

The 2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe M240i xDrive is a Rear-wheel drive Coupe. It can accommodate up to 4 passengers. It has 2 Doors and is powered by a 3.0L I6 turbo DOHC 16-valve engine which outputs 335 hp @ 5800 rpm and is paired with 8-speed automatic transmission with manual mode gearbox. The 2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe M240i xDrive has cargo capacity of 391 Liters and the vehicle weighs 1615 kg. In terms of ride assists, the 2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe M240i xDrive has stability control and traction control in addition to anti-lock brake system (ABS). The vehicle has an optional engine as well It offers Park Assistant and Rear view camera. Safety features also include Driver side front airbag and Passenger-side front airbag. The front suspension is Independent front suspension while the rear suspension is Rear independent suspension. The car also features a It has 18-inch alloy wheels as standard. Electronic features include Cruise Control. For convenience, the car has Power windows and Power door locks. There is also a remote keyless entry feature. Moreover, the car has. The steering wheel has audio control buttons. In terms of performance, the car has 366 N.m of torque and a top speed of 255 km/h. The 2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe M240i xDrive accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 5 seconds and hits quarter mile at 12.9 seconds. Fuel consumption is 11.6 L/100km in the city and 7.7 L/100km in the highway. The car price starts at $ 49,750

Name M240i xDrive
Price $ 49,750
Body Coupe
Doors 2 Doors
Engine 3.0L I6 turbo DOHC 16-valve
Power 335 hp @ 5800 rpm
Number of Seats 4 Seats
Transmission 8-speed automatic transmission with manual mode
Cargo Space 391.0 L
Maximum Cargo Space 391.0 L
Wheel Type 18-inch alloy wheels
Series 2
Drivetrain Rear-wheel drive
Horsepower 335 HP
Torque 366 N.m
Top Speed 255 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) 5.0 s
Fuel Type Petrol (Gasoline)
Fuel Consumption (City) 11.6 L/100km
Fuel Consumption (Highway) 7.7 L/100km
Gear Type auto
Weight 1,365 KG
Brand BMW
Model 2 Series
0-400m (Quarter Mile) 12.9 s
0-400m (Quarter Mile) - Speed 177.9 km/h
0-800m (Half Mile) 21.4 s
0-800m (Half Mile) - Speed 200.3 km/h
Modifications (MODS)
Modifications Cost $ 0

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Estimates based on a driving average of 12,000 miles per year
Used Condition Trade In Price Private Party Price Dealer Retail Price
Outstanding $ 25,325 $ 28,423 $ 31,693
Clean $ 24,715 $ 27,718 $ 30,875
Average $ 23,493 $ 26,308 $ 29,238
Rough $ 22,272 $ 24,898 $ 27,600

What do you give the sport coupe that has everything? In the case of the 2017 BMW 2 Series, the answer is more power.

This small luxury coupe and convertible get two new engines this year, and the upgrades result in name changes: The former 228i becomes the 230i, while the former M235i becomes the M240i. Power output jumps to a healthy 248 horsepower and 335 horsepower, respectively, significant gains that are bound to make these already quick compacts just that much quicker.

Elsewhere, the 2 Series retains all the same good qualities that have made it popular since its debut, not the least of which is a well-tuned suspension. The result is a car that’s adept at blasting along a winding stretch of asphalt yet still composed and comfortable while motoring down long stretches of arrow-straight Interstate. The maneuverability that such a compact package delivers also gives the 2 Series  practical advantages in everyday driving, including the ability to weave through traffic and squeeze into tight parking spaces.

Inside, the passenger cabin features a stylish design and top-notch materials reminiscent of the slightly larger BMW 4 Series. Unfortunately, the interior also reveals this car’s shortcoming: It’s really meant for front seat passengers only because the rear seats are cramped for anyone other than children.

If four-passenger utility is a priority, you might want to consider sporty four-door alternatives including the Audi A3 (and performance-oriented Audi S3), the Cadillac ATS and the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, all of which offer similar driving dynamics and amenities with slightly larger backseats (and we do mean slightly). For comparable performance at a lower price, you might also want to have a look at the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang.

That said, the 2017 BMW 2 Series coupe and convertible are still sports cars that have everything, including now greater power output for more driving excitement.

Standard safety equipment on the 2017 BMW 2 Series includes four-wheel antilock disc brakes, and special brake technology not only compensates for fade in high-performance driving but also keeps the brakes dry and responsive in wet weather. Traction and stability control are standard, as is hill start assist for manual-transmission cars. Front-seat side airbags, front knee airbags and full-length side curtain airbags (coupe only) are also standard.

Optional safety equipment includes front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, lane departure warning system, and forward collision warning and mitigation with automatic braking.

During testing, the 2016 version of the 228i M Sport came to a stop from 60 mph in 111 feet, a better-than-average performance. Last year’s M235i was even more impressive thanks to its high-performance tires, performing the same task in only 106 feet (104 feet for the convertible).

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the 2 Series its top rating of Good in the small-overlap front-impact, moderate-overlap front-impact, side-impact and roof strength crash tests. The seat and head restraint design was also rated Good for whiplash protection in rear impacts.

The 2017 BMW 2 Series is offered as a two-door coupe or convertible with seating for four. The hardtops and convertibles are equipped similarly, except the latter feature automatic pop-up roll hoops, a removable wind deflector and a power-operated black fabric roof (a brown roof with metallic weave is available). There are two trim levels: 230i with its four-cylinder engine and the M240i with its six-cylinder powerplant.

The 230i comes standard with 17-inch cast-aluminum wheels, automatic headlights, foglights, automatic wipers, automatic dual-zone climate control, imitation-leather upholstery, eight-way manual front seats, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks and a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel. The standard electronics array includes Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, BMW's iDrive electronics interface with a 6.5-inch display, and a seven-speaker sound system with a CD player, HD radio and a USB port.

A Premium package is available for the 230i, and it bundles power-folding and heated outside mirrors, auto-dimming side and rearview mirrors, ambient exterior and interior lighting, keyless entry and ignition, 10-way power front sport seats, driver-seat memory functions and satellite radio.

The M240i includes 18-inch cast-aluminum wheels, summer performance tires, adaptive suspension dampers, sportier variable-ratio steering, upgraded brakes, adaptive high-intensity xenon headlights with LED accent lights, a sport exhaust system, gray exterior mirror caps, an aerodynamic body kit, dark ("Shadowline") exterior trim, a rear spoiler and a sunroof (coupe only). Inside, you'll find upgraded aluminum trim and an M Sport steering wheel. Additionally, the M240i's standard equipment includes the contents of the Premium package.

Two options packages bring performance features from the M240i to the 230i, and can be ordered independently or in addition to each other. The M Sport package adds several of the performance-oriented features of the M240i, including the 18-inch wheels with several tire options, an aerodynamic body kit, Shadowline exterior trim, a sport suspension and an M Sport steering wheel. The Track Handling package includes 18-inch wheels, upgraded brakes, adaptive suspension and variable-ratio steering.

The comfort-oriented Luxury package offers 18-inch wheels, leather-upholstered seats and chrome exterior trim in addition to the features of the Premium package, and it cannot be ordered with the M Sport package.

Several other option packages are available on both the 230i and M240i. The Cold Weather package includes headlight washers, heated front seats and heated steering wheel. The Technology package adds a higher-resolution 8.8-inch display screen, upgraded iDrive controller with a touchpad (allowing freehand text entry), enhanced driver information display, a navigation system, BMW Apps (including Pandora and Facebook integration) and BMW Remote Services (allowing smartphone control of remote start and climate settings, among others).

The Driver Assistance package adds front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. You can also order the 2 Series with the Driver Assistance Plus package (requires the Premium and Technology packages) and acquire a suite of active safety features, including automatic high-beam headlights, lane departure warning, and forward collision mitigation with automatic braking plus pedestrian detection.

Stand-alone options for the 230i include 18-inch wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, heated front seats, power-operated front seats and a sunroof. A limited-slip differential is available exclusively for the M240i. Optional on both models are leather upholstery, a self-parking system, wireless cellphone charging and a Wi-Fi hot spot, enhanced Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

The 2017 BMW 2 Series is offered with a choice of two different engines. The 230i is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that puts out 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The M240i gets a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder that produces 335 hp and 369 lb-ft. BMW estimates this latter powertrain will rocket the M240i from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds.

Rear-wheel drive is standard for the 2 Series, and BMW's xDrive all-wheel-drive system is available as an option. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, with a six-speed manual offered as a no-cost option on rear-wheel-drive models only.

EPA fuel economy estimates are 25 mpg combined (21 city/32 highway) for the 230i coupe and 27 mpg combined (23 city/34 highway) for the 230i convertible. All-wheel-drive versions of the 230i coupe and 230i convertible come in at 27 mpg combined (24 city/33 highway) and 26 mpg combined (23 city/33 highway), respectively.

EPA estimates for the M240i coupe are 25 mpg combined (21 city/32 highway) with the automatic transmission and 22 mpg combined (19 city/28 highway) with the manual transmission. The M240i convertible is rated at 25 mpg combined (21 city/32 highway) with the automatic and 23 mpg combined (19 city/29 highway) with the manual. Adding all-wheel drive to either the M240i coupe or convertible gets you 25 mpg combined (21 city/31 highway).

All 2 Series models have an automatic stop-start function, which shuts off the engine when you're stopped to save fuel. Automatic-transmission cars also have a launch control feature for full-speed getaways.

On the road, the 2017 BMW 2 Series quickly makes it clear that it's a serious sport coupe. Even the four-cylinder 230i offers acceleration lively enough to satisfy the vast majority of buyers. The M240i's new 3.0-liter six-cylinder delivers startling performance that shows what 335 hp beneath the hood of a small car can really do. The smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission performs well, but it’s nice to see BMW still offers the six-speed manual gearbox as a no-cost option for those who prefer a more hands-on driving style.

The 2 Series suspension does an exemplary job of smoothing out rough pavement, even with the available adjustable dampers dialed in to their firmest setting. In terms of handling, the 2 Series seems as docile as any other small premium car in ordinary driving, yet it delivers a thoroughly engaging driving experience on a winding stretch of road thanks to precise steering and carefully controlled body roll. In short, the combination of civilized ride quality and crisp handling make this compact car everything you expect from a real BMW.

Slip inside the 2017 BMW 2 Series and you'll find highly adjustable sport seats that provide good support in spirited driving and above-average comfort on extended jaunts. The rear seats are as cramped as you'd expect from a car this size, making them best suited to small children or as a place to stash a jacket, purse or backpack.

In terms of ambiance, the passenger cabin is attractive, functional and especially quiet in hardtop form, and it features good quality materials. The BMW iDrive infotainment system that’s used to call up various settings on the standard 6.5-inch display (or the optional 8.8-inch screen that comes with the Technology package) responds quickly to inputs, though in our experience it takes a few more twirls of the control knob and a couple of extra clicks to accomplish common tasks than similar systems from competing manufacturers.

Out back, the 2 Series hardtop offers a decent-sized trunk with 13.8 cubic feet of cargo space. The convertible's trunk checks in with just about 9 cubic feet.

Small, light and tossable, the 2017 BMW 2 Series is a true driver’s car, reminiscent of the great rear-wheel-drive sports coupes that built the brand’s reputation for performance, cars like the 2002ti and 318ti. From behind the wheel, the 230i and M240i are smile-makers, with power to spare and enough agility to satisfy any car lover. And for true high-performance enthusiasts, there’s the 365-horsepower M2. In all cases, BMW combines the 2 Series’ natural athleticism with high levels of quality and refinement, and the result is a very enjoyable car to drive. The 2 Series’ tidy dimensions and tight turning radius also make it an easy car to live with in the city. And it’s fuel-efficient. Despite its potent output, the 230i with the automatic transmission is rated at an impressive 35-mpg highway. In real-world testing we even exceeded that figure by nearly four mpg.

TURBOCHARGED 4-CYLINDER BMW's turbocharged 2.0-liter is one of the best 4-cylinder engines on the planet. It's smooth and powerful, with 248 horsepower on tap for 0-60-mph blasts under six seconds, and efficient with a fuel-economy rating that reaches 35 mpg on the highway. It's the best of both worlds.PARKING ASSISTANT If parallel parking ranks up there with death and the dentist, BMW’s optional Parking Assistant, which is available on the new 2 Series, is for you. Find an open spot, activate the system and it automatically steers the 2 Series into the space, while you operate the accelerator, gears and brakes.

The 2017 BMW 2 Series has seating for four, but its rear seats are best used for very small people or extra storage. Materials are high quality, and the interior’s fit and finish are impressive. BMW interiors are never overly ornate, and the interior of the new BMW 2 Series is simple and elegant. Seat comfort is exceptional as is the driving position. The gauges are clear and concise. Above the center dash sits a high-res color screen that displays navigation, audio and other info. It’s controlled by BMW's now familiar iDrive rotary dial below the gearshift.

Although we wouldn’t call it the prettiest BMW, we like the muscular proportions of BMW’s 2017 2 Series. This is a very attractive little 2-door, with an aggressive stance, dramatically swept headlights, BMW’s now-signature L-shaped taillights, and a beautifully tapered roofline. Befitting the "M" designation, the M240i dials up the visual muscularity to back up its additional performance. It boasts a deeper front spoiler, larger air intakes, contoured rocker panels, and a unique rear lower valance. Like most drop-tops, the convertibles look better top-down. Both offer 13.8 cubic feet of trunk space, marginally better than the Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Acura rivals.

The base-model 2017 BMW 230i coupe and convertible come standard with 8-way manually adjustable front seats, sport front seats, a 60/40-split rear seat, a 10-speaker audio system with a 6.5-inch display and HD Radio, keyless push-button start, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, rain-sensing windshield wipers and 17-inch wheels with all-season tires. The standard powertrain is a spectacular 248-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder backed by an 8-speed automatic with paddle shifters, auto start/stop and rear-wheel drive. The 4-year/50,000-mile warranty is also standard, as is BMW Ultimate Care, which includes free scheduled maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles.

All-wheel drive is available on all models, as well as a Track Handling Package. The Handling package lowers the car by 10 mm, includes Adaptive M suspension with Comfort and Sport settings, variable sport steering, larger M Sport brakes and high-performance tires. At $ 2,300 for the 230i coupe without the M Sport packages it's a very good deal. Other options include a highly recommended Driver Assistance package that bundles together a rearview camera with active guidelines and front and rear parking sensors, and a Cold Weather Package that includes heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.

The 2017 BMW 230i gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine putting out 248 horsepower, and routing it to the rear or all four wheels (RWD, AWD) through either a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic transmission. The M240i uses a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6, boasting 335 horsepower and also available with the same drivetrain options. To help improve fuel economy in the city, all 230i models include an auto-stop/start function that shuts off the engine at complete stops. And its 248 horsepower gives it the title of the most powerful base model in its class. In fact, its excellent performance will make you question whether the 80 extra horsepower you get in the M240i is worth the money. 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 (230i) 248 horsepower @ 5,200 rpm 258 lb-ft of torque @ 1,450 rpm EPA city/highway fuel economy: 24/35 mpg (automatic, RWD), 21/32 mpg (manual, RWD), 24/33 mpg (automatic, AWD), 23/34 mpg (convertible, RWD), 23/33 mpg (convertible, AWD) 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 (M240i) 335 horsepower @ 5,800 rpm 369 lb-ft of torque @ 1,400 rpm EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/32 mpg (automatic, RWD), 19/29 mpg (manual, RWD), 21/31 mpg (automatic, AWD), 19/26 mpg (convertible, manual), 21/29 mpg (convertible, automatic), 19/29 mpg (convertible, AWD) Note: Due to changes in EPA testing to more effectively reflect real-world conditions, some 2017 models show slightly lower fuel-economy scores than their 2016 versions.

The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2017 BMW 230i starts reasonably, right around $ 34,000 including the $ 995 destination charge. The 2017 BMW M240i Coupe starts around $ 45,500. AWD on either model costs an extra $ 2,000. Order all the options, and you'll wind up with a 230i and M240i costing about $ 50,000 and $ 55,000, respectively. Convertible models add about $ 5,500 to the price of a 230i coupe, or about $ 4,600 to the price of an M240i. The Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA start a grand or two lower. The less refined Acura ILX starts even lower, around $ 29,000, but you lose performance and cachet in the bargain. Check out Kelley Blue Book’s Fair Purchase Price Tool before heading to the dealership. We expect the 2017 BMW 2 Series coupe to retain slightly above-average residual values, better than the Acura ILX, on par with the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA.

2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe M240i xDrive Exterior Colors

Alpine White
Black Sapphire Metallic
Estoril Blue Metallic
Glacier Silver Metallic
Melbourne Red Metallic
Mineral Grey Metallic
Mineral White Metallic

2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe M240i xDrive Interior Colors

Coral Red

2017 BMW 2 Series Engines

Engine Standard in Trim Power Torque Fuel Consumption - City Fuel Consumption - Highway 0-100 km/h Quarter Mile Half Mile
3.0L Turbo Inline-6 Gas M240i xDrive Coupe 382 hp @ 5800 rpm 366 N.m 23.0 L/100km 32.0 L/100km 5.7 s 13.5 s 22.3 s
3.0L I6 turbo DOHC 16-valve M240i 335 hp @ 5800 rpm 366 N.m 10.4 L/100km 6.3 L/100km 5.9 s 13.9 s 23.0 s
3.0L I6 turbo DOHC 16-valve M240i xDrive 335 hp @ 5800 rpm 366 N.m 10.4 L/100km 6.3 L/100km 5.9 s 12.5 s 23.4 s
3.0L I6 turbo DOHC 16-valve M240i xDrive 335 hp @ 5800 rpm 366 N.m 11.6 L/100km 7.7 L/100km 5.0 s 12.9 s 21.4 s
3.0L I6 turbo DOHC 16-valve M235i 322 hp @ 5800 rpm 366 N.m 11.6 L/100km 7.7 L/100km 6.0 s 14.1 s 23.3 s
3.0L I6 turbo DOHC 16-valve M235i xDrive 322 hp @ 5800 rpm 366 N.m 12.0 L/100km 7.9 L/100km 6.1 s 12.7 s 23.7 s
3.0L I6 turbo DOHC 16-valve M235i 322 hp @ 5800 rpm 366 N.m 11.6 L/100km 7.7 L/100km 5.1 s 13.1 s 21.7 s
3.0L I6 turbo DOHC 16-valve M235i xDrive 322 hp @ 5800 rpm 366 N.m 12.0 L/100km 7.9 L/100km 5.0 s 11.6 s 21.7 s
3.0L Turbo Inline-6 Gas M240i Coupe 335 hp @ 5500 rpm 366 N.m 21.0 L/100km 30.0 L/100km 5.8 s 13.6 s 22.6 s
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas 230i Coupe 255 hp @ 5000 rpm 366 N.m 26.0 L/100km 35.0 L/100km 7.2 s 14.9 s 24.8 s

2017 BMW 2 Series Trims

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BMW 2 Series Overview and History

The BMW 2 Series coupe received a refresh in 2017, raising the bar in the premium compact class in terms of dynamic driving and design appeal. Surprisingly, BMW's 2 Series Active Tourer FWD compact family car recipe was quite successful, reason why the automaker soon decided to create an even bigger version - the 2 Series Gran Tourer that got firstly showcased at the Geneva Motor Show 2015. The 2 Series Active Tourer is the first front-wheel-drive car BMW ever made, sparking a lot of controversy in the automotive world. In late 2013, BMW revealed the very first 2 Series Coupe, a direct replacement for the 1 Series Coupe.
Contrary to some opinions, BMW does not stand for Best Motors in the World company. Sure, BMW-branded automobiles are regarded as being some of the few engineering forms close to perfection, but the letters stand for something less boisterous and more good-natured: Bayerische Motoren Werke or Bavarian Motor Works.

The secret to their success does not lie in precise astrological predictions or mischievous and blatant employ of corporate espionage, but rather in a dedication to quality and constant pursuit of excellence. Unlike most of the auto manufacturers out there, BMW hasn't focused on a vehicle as a whole but started from its primary source of power, the engine, which has been perfected by generations of engineers over a close-to-a-century time span. The 'cardio-approach' BMW took resulted into obscenely efficient performance-happy engines that literally rocketed the company formed by Karl Friedrich Rapp in October 1913 straight to the sky.

Rapp's company, 'Rapp-Motorenwerke' - that would later become BMW - focused mainly on aircraft engines due to the large demand at the time, fueled by the imminence of Wold War I. Despite the need for aircraft engines, Rapp failed to sale his powerplants due to a reliability flaw caused by unwanted engine vibrations. However, his neighbor Gustav Otto, who was also the owner of an aircraft engine plant, enjoyed a great deal of success.

Struggles to keep 'Rapp-Motorwerke' afloat failed and, by 1916, Karl Rapp resigned under the weight of the financial difficulties that had been pressing against the factory's lungs for a few years. As in the case of other car brands, such as Bentley or Aston Martin, expected and highly predicable 'Hollywoodian' rescuers came along and fended off the threats. Austrian triumvirate formed by new company owners Franz-Josef Popp and financier Camillo Castiglioni relaunched the Motoren Werke by persuading Gustav Otto into a merger that would prove mutually beneficial. Thus, the 'Bayerische Flugzeug-Werke' or BFW was formed.

Shortly after the new entity was born, its name turned into the murmur of what would later become a shout-out for quality automobiles: BMW. By the time the 20's came with the Charleston and its afferent bizarre fashion sense, BMW had already developed a range of highly-appreciated airplane engines that had garnered tons of acclaim - especially after the 1918-improved Type IIIA engine successfully powered a biplane to the impressive height of 16,404 feet in a mere 29 minutes.

The beginning of the 20's also happily slapped BMW with its still unchanged to this day logo, mimicking the motion of a white propeller on a sky-blue background. While enjoying the heights of an appreciated and sought for brand, BMW was brutally pulled back to earthy existence once the World War was over. The Treaty of Versailles prohibited BMW from continuing its activity and the company switched to manufacturing air brakes for railway cars.

Forced by the Versailles-imposed conditions, the company found itself searching for other alternatives and soon enough came to focus on developing motorcycle engines. Over a two-year period of time (from 1920 to 1922), BMW built two motorcycle models, the Victoria and the Flink. Their success was consequently marked by the building of the first BMW factory, that would further kick the brand to new heights.

Although BMW motorcycles encountered sales problems due to defective suspension, the company still managed to hold a constant leading position in aeronautical engineering. By 1927 the company was the proud  holder of just over one third of the aviation records of those time, with an astonishing 29 out of an overall 87. Two-wheeled vehicles quickly turned into four-wheeled ones in 1928, when the Austin license-built Dixi 3/15 rolled out the factory doors.

Only one year later, BMW made the headlines once again, this time by setting a new motorcycle-speed record through their Ernst Henne ridden 750 cc bike, that reached the speed of 134.65 mph (216.75 km/h).

Swinging from breaking world records to engineering innovations, BMW hit the bull's eye once more in 1932, with the launch of their new car model, the 3/20 PS. The 782 cc 4 cylinder powered car was the first one independently produced by BMW. Shortly after the waves of acclaim generated by the new machine, the company announces its next model, the 303 saloon, that would bring a persistent trait in all future BMW engine configurations: the 6 cylinder one.

Only years after the launch of the 303 in 1933, BMW continued its world record breaking streak, at the same time with the beginning of a new chapter in its cylinder-powered existence: the development of the company's first roadster, the 328 model (1936), and a row of motor sport wins over the following two years.

As time passed by, BMW got bigger and bigger and, shortly before the Wold War II outbreak, took over some more factories in the vicinity of Berlin. More motor sport wins were to follow, with Baron Fritz Huschke von Kanstein winning the Mille Miglia race in 1940s.

Needless to mention, war necessities threw the company into military equipment production policies once more. Despite the lengthy world conflict, BMW developed some of its greatest pieces of machinery, such as the R57 Wehrmacht military motorcycle, as well as the 109-300 jet engine which was one of the first jet engines in the world to enter mass production.

After recovering from the 1944 bombings that heavily damaged their plant in Munich, BMW received permission to repair Allied army motorized equipment at their plant in Allach. Due to BMW's versatility and need for mechanized faming implements and spare parts, the first BMW bicycle was born. Soon after the genesis of the leg-powered two-wheeled vehicle, BMW received a hard blow from the US army, that had ordered the dismantling of the Munich and Allach plants.

After a 5-year absence from the Germany industry, BMW returned in style. Crossing the ocean all the way to New York, BMW debuted their first motorcycle in almost 2 decades - following their last one at the beginning of the 40's. More success awaited in the line for BMW, as their R68 motorcycle model developed in the 50's quickly became a standard-setter among international motorcycle manufacturers. Meanwhile a previous model, the  R67/2, reached the 100,000 threshold in 1953.

BMW receives further acclaims in the years to come, as it establishes itself as an engineering force to be reckoned with. The 1955 Isetta, powered by a 12/13 hp motorcycle engine, becomes a favorite among customers. The result? Over 160,000 units are sold, transforming the Isetta into a symbol of the post-war decade.

Besides coming up with newer models and bending technological improvements on their cars, BMW also held a privileged position among race winners around the world. After the development of the 507 and 600 models, BMW unleashed a shout of childish joy, grabbing an impressive win in the 1958 Austrian GP, through Ernst Hiller.

With the help of Herbert Quandt, BMW, still a share-owned company, is brought one step closer to independence. Exterior offers of selling or fusion were turned down despite the enormous profits such a transaction would have led to. The 700 model entered the production lines, together with the R69, BMW's top motorcycle line-up model.

The 60's brought a multitude of achievements with the 1500 and 1600 series, as well as a range of new sedans, the 2500, 2800, American Bavaria and the 2.5 CS and 2800 CS coupe models. BMW proved once more that it hasn't left its king-of-the-hill-of-racing spot, as Austrian racing driver Dieter Quester scored several victories in the Formula Two series (as well as a triple European touring car champion title in 1968, 1969 and 1977).

However, BMW did not stop there. After having bestowed a great deal of mechanics magic upon the world, the company resumed its entertainment through development and unveiled the 2002 Turbo model in 1973. Following the success of its earlier aircraft engine, the 2002 Turbo is one of the first ever turbos to enter mass-production.

Production lines that would become worldwide pieces of success soon came out, such as the 6 and 7 series and the recently reconstructed BMW M1 model. By the end of the 70's, BMW had dug deep into other car-improvement related fields as well, and electronics proved to be the perfect ground for growing BMW's next generation of computerized car devices. Economic fuel research then became top priority. Not only the company was quick in adapting to the fast-moving tendencies of those times, but it also became a steady and reliable supplier of armored cars for different private and public clients.

Racing never lost its fans, consequently BMW never lost enthusiasm in racing. The 80's marked (finally) BMW's involvement in Formula One racing. It was in 1983 that BMW was handed its first title in the series, with Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet becoming king of the Formula One World Racing Championship. At the same time, the 5 series entered a new enhancement stage and was gifted the 518i engine and the powerful M535i. 'M' set a new standard in power and stamina. The M5 and M3 models launched in 1985 and 1986 consequently joined the pinnacle of engineering accuracy and true power and beauty among sports cars enthusiasts.

Research started to be heavily reinforced and reached new uncharted areas through the employment of over 6,000 people. Once the Z1 one came along, the profits kept pile-up trend. Caring for the customer and staying ahead of competition was proof enough that BMW had turned into a true, mature brand. Expansion was inevitable and much like a Big Bang, BMW spreads across the world and inaugurated a new car plant in the US, namely in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The models that were in production at the time slowly received touring versions, which helped BMW cover an even larger slice of the market.

BMW would later reveal the Z8, a successor of the 507, who later made it to the movies. The world wasn't enough and so were BMW's achievements in their own vision. Since 1999, they have been constantly delivering performance vehicles or 'motorized attire' for their wealthy customers out there. Racing has remained a pleasurable and profitable hobby for the German marque, which emerged victorious in three consecutive FIA WTCC seasons from 2005 to 2007. Only recently, BMW engineers and designers paid homage to the M1 through a modern day replica of the sharp-angled 70's original. Sadly enough, the M1 will not be revived through mass production.

2017 BMW 2 Series Consumer Reviews

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M240i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
Do It All M240i xDrive
I love this car. I live in the midwest so decided to get xDrive, which is only available with the 8 speed ZF automatic. My last 4 BMW's had manual transmissions and rear wheel drive but I wanted a car that handled well in both good and bad weather and one my wife wouldn't complain too loudly about driving occasionally. I can't afford to buy both a weekend fair weather car and a commuter car for year round driving so I bought a car that does both well. The car is a rocket-the xDrive is faster than its' manual or automatic rear drive counterparts and only about .1 second slower to 60 than the M2. I do miss the manual trans. but this ZF is unreal, upshifting and downshifting when it should. I wish BMW would go to a touch screen interface for radio, nav., etc. because the iDrive can be tedious. The car could use a couple more USB ports-there's ONE in the console, that's it. Voice recognition works great for both on board and Siri use with Apple Car Play. The 360 degree distance sensors are excellent and will even warn you of a curb your front or rear end is about to scrape. Haven't tried auto-park yet. The suspension adjusts from firm to firmer, but hey, I didn't buy the car to drive grandma to church. Trunk room is more than adequate and the rear seats fold if more room is needed. Before I bought the BMW I looked at the Camaro SS-like sitting in a tank, no visibility (but that LT1 sounds fantastic!) and the Ford Mustang GT-nice but bland. Both Camaro and Mustang have less rear seat room than the BMW, which has adequate leg room but limited head room (those over 5'5 will be uncomfortable). They also had belt lines so high you couldn't rest your arm on the door. I find myself looking for excuses to drive this car-it reminds me of my first BMW, a '69 2002, but on steroids. In an age when cars are constantly getting bigger and heavier BMW has gone the other direction and created a modern day throwback-thanks, BMW! Update-I now have 12700 miles on the car and love it more than ever. I had a Dinan Elite piggyback ecu mod. installed which raised hp to 414 and torque to 479lb ft and has a warranty that is the same as factory, 4 years/50,000 miles. Wow, talk about making something great into something special-blindingly fast but still quiet-no drama just seamless speed. The car and I are one, she is an extension of me. I dream, like all car nuts do, of having other cars but the bottom line is that for the money I can't think of a car I'd rather have as a daily driver; it's near perfection.
silverhelpless, 04/24/2017
230i SULEV 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Great Car So Far
I bought a 2017 230i coupe. I ordered it from my local dealership. It took about 2 1/2 months to arrive. I've had the car about 7 months. So far it's been a great car. I had one electrical issue when the car was only a few weeks old. It was fixed and no problems since. It's a fun car to drive and it handles really well. It's only a 4 cylinder but the twin turbos provide more than adequate acceleration. No other car that I've had drives quite as nicely as a BMW does. I've had the car for about a year now. I still really enjoy driving it. I would definitely recommend the 230i coupe. A fun car to drive and I get about 30 mpg. I've now had the car for about 2 1/2 years and I still really enjoy it. Rides well and it has been reliable. The only complaint is that the tires from the factory didn't last very long. I had to replace them after only about 25,000 miles.
billfemur, 12/14/2017
230i xDrive SULEV 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Fun car to own and drive
I have owned this 230xi convertible for 26 months and have 19,000 miles on it. I drove it to Fla. accounting for 3,000 miles. I got 34 mpg and it held the road very well. The front seats are very comfortable but the back seats are short on legroom and somewhat difficult to enter and exit. I knew this shortcoming when I bought the car and a 8 yr. old is the only passenger in the back. The performance is excellent and I have had no mechanical difficulties. The service is free for 3 yrs./36 K miles! I strongly recommend this car. (The 2018 is unchanged). Purchased in Oct. 2016.
endnotetokahee, 03/22/2018
230i SULEV 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Quick comfort, showy Valencia Orange
I replaced my beloved Mazda MX5 with a 230i, and honestly it was a hard transition. My wife hated the Miata, so I was left with no choice but to trade it in. I got a 2017 BMW 230i, with a stick shift, and it has been ok. I have the moon roof, and the car handles great, is a lot quicker than the Mazda, and gets a lot more oohs and aahs. That said, the Mazda is much more about driving, this car is more about looking cool while you get there faster. If I had not had a real sports car, I think this review would have been more positive, the BMW does everything quite well, just without the driving thrill. Update after 1.5 years of owning this car. I now have about 28K miles on it, and a number of issues have come up. I have had to top off the coolant twice, each time needing over a quart of coolant, dealer says there is no problem?? Check engine light came on, then off, was not gas cap but never figured out what it was. Took car in snow and now wheels (part of 2500 competition upgrade) have like a clear coat coming off, dealer says looks like someone tried to repaint the wheels. I did not, and think they just don't want to deal with it. When this car is approaching 50 k and no longer has the free factory service I will dump it.
raddedollhouse, 11/06/2019
"Sickest most beautiful convertible coupe"
The handling in this car is beyond imagination, I have gone around corners twice the limit and not felt a thing or pull. 0 to 60 is 4.9 on a stock car. literally no one can beat you on the street unless you run into a M3 or M4, not even GTs or RTs can get you.
gillsgraphic, 10/23/2019
"Practicality and Sportiness in a Small Package"
Quick, good looking, fuel efficient sports car with a back seat and AWD! Highly recommend the m sport package as the steering wheel and exterior styling is well worth it.
foderntider, 07/16/2019
"SO MUCH to Love!"
I have a permanent smile on my face when I'm behind the wheel of this super convertible! I've owned over 15 vehicles for myself and for family members over the years but none that could compare to the M235i convertible. This is a work of art as much as it's a convertible sports car. The Melbourne Red Metallic paint with black top and Oyster (off-white) leather interior stops people in their tracks and turns heads everywhere I go. I've never had so many compliments on any other car, ever, and I've had some nice ones. The sound, the workmanship, the materials, the tight handling, the acceleration with the unbelievable torque, the fit and finish, the feel of the wheel in your hands - it all comes together perfectly. BMW should be proud of themselves, I know I am! Best car I've ever owned by far.

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2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe M240i xDrive Specifications

M240i xDrive Comfort and Convenience

AM/FM stereo radioYes
Air ConditionningAutomatic climate control
Audio Interface (Option)Apple CarPlay
Auxiliary input jackYes
Bluetooth Wireless TechnologyYes
Bluetooth Wireless Technology (Option)Extended smartphone connectivity with wireless charging
Cargo Organizer (Option)Storage Compartment Package
Cellular Phone (Option)BMW ConnectedDrive services package
Communication SystemBMW assist emergency communication system
Communication System (Option)BMW online and BMW Apps
Cruise ControlDynamic cruise control
Front WipersRain-sensitive winshield wipers
Garage Door Opener (Option)Universal remote control
Heated Steering WheelHeated steering wheel
Heated Steering Wheel (Option)Heated steering wheel
Illuminated EntryLights package
Intelligent Key System (Option)Comfort Access
Internet (Option)Wifi hotspot
Navigation System (Option)BMW On-board navigation system
Power Door LocksYes
Premium Sound SystemBMW Radio Professional
Premium Sound System (Option)Harman Kardon sound system
Rear View MirrorAuto-dimming rear view mirror
Rear View Mirror (Option)Auto dimming interior mirror
Remote Audio ControlsAudio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Remote Keyless EntryYes
Remote Keyless Entry (Option)Remote services
Single CDCD player
Sirius XM satellite radioSatellite radio pre-wire
Sirius XM satellite radio (Option)SIRIUS satellite radio tuner
Smoking Convenience (Option)Smoker's Package
USB ConnectorUSB port

M240i xDrive Dimensions

Cargo Capacity391 L
Curb Weight1615 kg
Front Headroom1018 mm
Front Legroom1055 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity52 L
Gross Vehicle Weight2050 kg
Height1408 mm
Length4454 mm
Rear Headroom927 mm
Rear Legroom837 mm
Wheelbase2690 mm
Width1774 mm

M240i xDrive Exterior Details

Automatic HeadlightsYes
Driving LightsYes
Driving Lights (Option)Decoding for high-beam assistance
Exterior DecorationM aerodynamic package
Exterior Decoration (Option)M Sport Package
Exterior Mirrors Auto Dimming (Option)Auto dimming exterior mirrors
Front Fog LightsFog lights
GrilleBlack grille with chrome surround
Headlight TypeBi-Xenon headlights with LED corona rings
Headlights Adaptive Headlights (Option)Adaptative headlights
Rear SpoilerM Rear spoiler
Rear Spoiler (Option)M Rear Spoiler
Side Turn-signal LampsDoor exit lights and handle-area illumination
Sunroof (Option)Glass sunroof

M240i xDrive Interior Details

Driver Info Center (Option)Speed limit info
Floor MatsVelour floor mats
Folding Rear Seats40/20/40-split folding rear bench seat
Front Center ArmrestFront armrest
Front Seats Driver Lombar (Option)Lumbar support
Front Seats Driver Power Seats8-way power driver's seat
Front Seats Driver Power Seats (Option)Electric seats with driver memory
Front Seats Driver Seat MemoryDriver seat position memory
Front Seats Front Seat TypeSport seats
Front Seats HeatedHeated front seats
HeadlinerAnthracite roofliner
Instrumentation TypeAnalog instrumentation
Instrumentation Type (Option)Instrument cluster extended
Luxury Dashboard Trim (Option)Brushed aluminum trim with high-gloss black highlight
Maintenance Interval ReminderBMW Teleservices
Rear Seat HeadrestFolding rear-seat headrests
Rear Seat Pass-ThroughThrough loading system
Rear Seat Pass-Through (Option)Through loading system
Rear Seat TypeBench seat
Seat TrimDakota leather seats
Steering Wheel TrimLeather sport steering wheel
Steering Wheel Trim (Option)M Leather Steering Wheel

M240i xDrive Mechanical

Drive TrainRear-wheel drive
Engine Name3.0L I6 turbo DOHC 16-valve
Stability ControlYes
Traction ControlYes
Transmission8-speed automatic transmission with manual mode
Transmission Paddle ShiftYes

M240i xDrive Overview

Engine3.0L I6 turbo DOHC 16-valve
Fuel Consumption11.6 (Automatic City)7.7 (Automatic Highway)11.9 (Manual City)8.6 (Manual Highway)
Power335 hp @ 5800 rpm
Transmission8-speed automatic transmission with manual mode
WarrantiesBumper-to-Bumper80000/km, 48/Months Powertrain80000/km, 48/Months Roadside AssistanceUnlimited/km, 48/Months Rust-throughUnlimited/km, 144/Months

M240i xDrive Safety

Anti-Lock BrakesABS brakes
Anti-Theft AlarmAlarm system
Brake AssistBrake assist
Brake Type4-wheel disc
Driver AirbagDriver side front airbag
Driver AssistanceDriving assistant
Ignition DisableIginition disable
Parking Distance SensorPark Distance Control Front and Rear
Passenger AirbagPassenger-side front airbag
Rear View CameraRear view camera
Roof Side CurtainRoof mounted side head curtain airbags
Side AirbagFront side airbags

M240i xDrive Suspension and Steering

Active SuspensionAdaptive M suspension
Active Suspension (Option)Adaptive M suspension
Front SuspensionIndependent front suspension
Front Tires225/40 R18 front tires
Power SteeringServotronic
Power Steering Type (Option)Variable sport steering
Rear SuspensionRear independent suspension
Rear Tires245/35R18 rear tires
SuspensionM Sport suspension
Suspension (Option)M Sport Suspension
Turning Circle11.3-meter turning circle diameter
Wheel Type18-inch alloy wheels
Wheel Type (Option)18-inch M Double Spoke Style 436M with all-season tires

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