The cupholders located in the center storage compartment can be concealed by a sliding lid, while the window switches in the doors now have chrome edging. For the ultimate in 2 Series performance, go for the M2 Competition. The links between the headlights and the kidney grille combined with the light graphic, ensure the nose of the Coupe and Convertible projects a sportier impression. Advanced suspension technology, near perfect weight distribution. Sport Line, which is standard on all 230i models, features contrast stitching for seams on the instrument panel.
The 2 Series comes in three trim levels — 230i, M240i, and M2 Competition — and the fundamental difference between them is the engine. Four drive modes let you tame it down from Sport or Sport+ to Comfort or Eco, smoothing out the ride for a comfortable cruise. You can only compare 3 cars at a time. The front seats are heavenly. The 228i would be a 225i over here in Germany. The electronically controlled Active M Differential, which further enhances both traction and handling stability, also deserves great credit here.
Why You Can Trust Us At U. The trio of turbocharged engines starts with a 248-horsepower four-cylinder that feels much more powerful than its specs suggest. The optional Driving Assistant Package comprises the Lane Departure Warning system and City Collision Mitigation, which applies the brakes automatically at speeds up to 37 mph in response to an imminent collision with a car, motorcycle or pedestrian, for instance. Available safety features include active park assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and adaptive headlights. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available in all but the M2 Competition. If necessary, the vehicle can come to a full stop.
All three have more room to spread out in the back seat, and the hatchback Stinger has nearly twice the cargo space. Standard safety technology for 2019 includes Active Driving Assistant, a suite containing daytime pedestrian monitoring, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning. Additional standard features include a 6. To keep favoritism out of the picture, we maintain a separate advertising team and decline expensive gifts and trips from car companies. An abundance of top-shelf materials are present, and you'll feel like you are riding around in a much pricier sports coupe. Just as the 6 Series and 4 Series are the sportier, two-door body-styles of the 5 Series and 3 Series, so the 2 Series is a coupe that uses 1 Series foundations.
Alternatively, shoppers in search of a sporty car that's a little more family friendly may want to look at the , , or. This successor to the successful 1 Series Coupe will continue the decades-long tradition of premium sub-compact coupes with impeccable driving dynamics. Available on both the 230i and M240i models, the optional Wireless Charging allows for wireless charging via an inductive charging tray located in the center armrest. This brings the number of available exterior paint finishes to 11. Precisely matched components, unique character. Also available is a 6-speed manual gearbox on 230i Coupe only and M240i model variants.
The 2 Series has an elegant and comfortable cabin. Especially if your tastes run to cars that are compact, agile, balanced and quick. As I mentioned before, I think a 228i M sport would be the ticket. For the 2019 model year, a comprehensive suite of advanced safety features, including automatic emergency braking, became standard. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Front and rear parking sensors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a rearview camera are also standard.
Keep in mind that you'll pay several thousand dollars more for the Mercedes models, though. It has the lowest price in the lineup, an engine that's both gratifying and fuel-efficient, and a multitude of options for customization. The electrically operated fabric soft-top slips down into the body to create a boat-deck look and offers excellent acoustic comfort when closed thanks to additional insulation. The roof can be opened while driving — at speeds of up to 30 mph. The 2 Series convertible isn't quite as roomy. That said, the A3's combination of a lower base price and more standard features including leather upholstery and heated front seats makes it a better value. Horsepower increases along with the price tag, starting with the 248-horsepower 230i and topping out with the 405-horsepower M2.
This system is available in both Coupe and Convertible and offers specific benefits — such as optimum power transfer under acceleration and through corners, unbeatable driving safety and maximum traction in wintry conditions or on wet roads. It earns 24 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. Only reason I ask is because there is no mention of the 228i in this brochure. A low-slung front apron with large air intakes, muscular flanks with trademark M side gills, 19-inch aluminium wheels in familiar M twin-spoke design, and the wide, low-to-the-road rear end with M-specific twin-tailpipe exhaust all add to the character of the M2. It also has a little more room in the back seat.
The range of light-alloy wheels has also been expanded. Overall, customers can choose from five different leather colors, Aluminum interior strips and Fineline wood accents with High-Gloss Black being standard. We collected professional evaluations from more than 28 sources and combined them with concrete data like fuel economy estimates, safety features, and performance specs to help you make an informed buying decision. The Parking Assistant, meanwhile, maneuvers the car into parking spots that are either parallel or perpendicular to the road. Powering the 230i is a twin-turbocharged 2. You can read about it by.