2017 BMW 2-series in Depth: Everything You Need to Know

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The 2-series reminds us of the great BMW 3-series coupes and sedans of the past. Compact, solid, nimble, and quick—make that ripsnorting fast with the uplevel six-cylinder engine—the 2-series is a link to when Bimmers felt like they were designed exclusively to delight enthusiastic drivers. The 2-series comes in two flavors: the zesty 248-hp 230i and the jalapeño-hot 335-hp M240i. With two satisfying engines, available manual transmissions, well-executed automatics, and a choice between rear- and all-wheel drive, the 2-series is a comprehensive take on the entry-luxury sports coupe.  While competitors such as the Audi A3 focus on providing the newest tech and safety gadgets to their entry-level customers, the littlest BMW aims to deliver on the brand’s sporting rep—and largely succeeds. We wouldn’t say no to more modern active safety equipment or richer interior materials at this price point, but their absence won’t keep us from enjoying the ride. Count us among the faithful. READ MORE ››


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