Yo, guess what's up with the 2017 BMW 2 Series coupe and convertible? They got some new engines and now they're called the 230i and M240i. That's right, they got more power! The 228i is now the 230i and the M235i is now the M240i, with a boost in power output to 248 horsepower and 335 horsepower, respectively. These babies are gonna be even quicker than before!
Check it out - the 2 Series still has all the dope qualities that made it popular when it first came out. One of the best things about it is the suspension - it's well-tuned and makes for a smooth ride whether you're tearing it up on a curvy road or cruising on a straight highway. Plus, the compact size means it's easy to maneuver in everyday driving, like weaving through traffic or squeezing into tight parking spots.
The inside is pretty fly too, with a stylish design and top-notch materials that remind us of the bigger BMW 4 Series. But here's the deal - if you need to fit more than two people in this ride, you might be outta luck. The back seats are hella cramped, so they're really only good for little kids.
If you're all about having room for four, you should peep some other options like the Audi A3 (or the sporty Audi S3), the Cadillac ATS, or the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. They all have similar driving vibes and cool features, plus slightly bigger backseats (but we're talking just a little bit bigger). And if you're tryna save some cash but still want that performance, check out the Chevrolet Camaro or the Ford Mustang.
The 2017 BMW 2 Series coupe and convertible are still totally sick sports cars, with even more power for extra driving fun. You can choose between a two-door coupe or convertible with room for four. The convertibles have some extra features like automatic pop-up roll hoops, a wind deflector, and a power-operated black fabric roof (or you can get a brown roof with metallic weave if that's more your style). There are two trim levels: the 230i with a four-cylinder engine and the M240i with a six-cylinder powerplant.
The 230i comes with all kinds of sweet features like 17-inch cast-aluminum wheels, automatic headlights and wipers, dual-zone climate control, and imitation-leather upholstery. The front seats are manually adjustable, and the back seats fold down for more storage space. You also get Bluetooth, BMW's iDrive interface with a 6.5-inch display, and a seven-speaker sound system with a CD player, HD radio, and USB port.
If you want to go all out, you can add the Premium package to your 230i. That'll get you power-folding and heated outside mirrors, auto-dimming side and rearview mirrors, cool ambient lighting, keyless entry and ignition, 10-way power front sport seats, driver-seat memory functions, and satellite radio. Sounds pretty sweet, right?
The M240i is decked out with some sick features like 18-inch cast-aluminum wheels, summer performance tires, and adaptive suspension dampers. Plus, it's got sportier variable-ratio steering, upgraded brakes, and some dope adaptive high-intensity xenon headlights with LED accent lights. And don't forget about that sport exhaust system and sunroof (for the coupe only). Inside, it's got upgraded aluminum trim and an M Sport steering wheel. Oh, and it comes with the Premium package, too.
If you wanna add some more performance features to the 230i, you got two options packages to choose from. The M Sport package hooks you up with those 18-inch wheels, 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.
Now, if you're more about comfort than performance, you might wanna check out the Luxury package. It's got all the features of the Premium package, plus some fancy leather-upholstered seats and chrome exterior trim. But you can't get it with the M Sport package, just FYI.
There's a bunch of other option packages available for both the 230i and M240i. If you're dealing with some cold weather, you might wanna grab the Cold Weather package with headlight washers, heated seats, and a heated steering wheel. Or if you're all about that tech life, go for the Technology package with an upgraded display screen, iDrive controller with a touchpad, navigation system, BMW Apps, and BMW Remote Services (so you can control your car from your phone).
Check out the Driver Assistance package. It hooks you up with front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. But if you really wanna go all out, go for the Driver Assistance Plus package (which requires the Premium and Technology packages) and you'll get a bunch of active safety features like automatic high-beam headlights, lane departure warning, and forward collision mitigation with automatic braking plus pedestrian detection.
The 230i has some cool options like 18-inch wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, heated front seats, power-operated front seats, and a sunroof. And if you're rolling with the M240i, you can get a limited-slip differential. You can also add leather upholstery, a self-parking system, wireless cellphone charging, a Wi-Fi hot spot, enhanced Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system to either model.
Under the hood, you got two engine options. The 230i has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that pumps out 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The M240i has a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder that cranks out 335 hp and 369 lb-ft. The M240i can go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds according to BMW.
The 2 Series comes standard with rear-wheel drive, but you can add BMW's xDrive all-wheel-drive system if you want. The eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, but you can get a six-speed manual for free if you go with rear-wheel drive.
In terms of fuel economy, the 230i coupe gets an estimated 25 mpg combined (21 city/32 highway) and the convertible gets 27 mpg combined (23 city/34 highway). All-wheel-drive versions of the 230i coupe and convertible get 27 mpg combined (24 city/33 highway) and 26 mpg combined (23 city/33 highway), respectively. The M240i coupe gets an estimated 25 mpg combined (21 city/32 highway) with the automatic transmission and 22 mpg combined (19 city/28 highway) with the manual. The M240i convertible gets 25 mpg combined (21 city/32 highway) with the automatic and 23 mpg combined (19 city/29 highway) with the manual. All-wheel drive on the M240i coupe or convertible gets you 25 mpg combined (21 city/31 highway).
All the 2 Series rides come with an automatic stop-start thingy to save you some gas when you're chillin' at a stop. And if you're rollin' with an automatic transmission, you can launch that baby like a boss with the full-speed getaway feature.
Hop in the 2017 BMW 2 Series and you'll feel right at home in the super adjustable sport seats. They'll keep you comfy on long trips and steady on the curves. But let's be real, the back seats are pretty cramped - probably best for kiddos or stashing your stuff.
Inside, the cabin is sleek and the materials are top-notch. The infotainment system is dope too, but it takes a few extra clicks to get stuff done compared to other brands.
If you're lookin' for some trunk space, the hardtop model's got you covered with 13.8 cubic feet. But if you're feeling the convertible vibe, you'll have to settle for 9 cubes.
Seriously though, if you're thinkin' about a BMW, the 2 Series is a great way to get in on the action without breakin' the bank. It's a legit BMW ride.
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