2016 BMW 2 Series Review

2016 BMW 2 Series Review

2016 BMW 2 Series Review

The 2016 BMW 2 Series is a little, execution situated auto that expertly mixes liveliness and solace. We very prescribe it, the length of you needn't bother with space for back travelers.


Amazingly snappy yet fuel-proficient with either motor; magnificent taking care of; supple ride; astounding, element rich inside.


Cramped rearward sitting arrangement; no vehicle body style advertised.

What's New for 2016

For the 2016 BMW 2 Series, the M235i gets more standard hardware this year (the previously discretionary Premium bundle is currently standard) and the M235i convertible can now be requested with all-wheel drive. For the 228i, game seats are presently standard. Another Luxury bundle includes calfskin and chrome outside trim.

What's New for 2016

For the 2016 BMW 2 Series, the M235i gets more standard gear this year (the some time ago discretionary Premium bundle is currently standard) and the M235i convertible can now be requested with all-wheel drive. For the 228i, game seats are presently standard. Another Luxury bundle includes cowhide and chrome outside trim.

2016 BMW 2 Series Review


For those searching for a little extravagance auto that can both rule a winding mountain street and journey the parkway in complete solace, there are few genuine contenders to the to a great degree fit 2016 BMW 2 Series.

Like the 1 Series before it, the 2 Series joins a little foot shaped impression with a decision of effective motors for great results. Indeed, even in its base shape, the 2 Series sets down amazing execution details (it makes the 0-60 mph sprint only 0.4-second slower than a Ford Mustang GT). Venture up to the 320-strength M235i and you'll get an auto that is considerably all the more progressively great, with greater wheels, redesigned brakes and flexible suspension (or request the 228i with the Track Handling bundle for the same execution overhauls).

2016 BMW 2 Series Review

In any case, the 2 Series isn't about straight-line speed and cornering capacities. While energetic, the suspension is all around tuned so the 2 Series never feels unpleasant out and about. Its little foot shaped impression makes it simple to keep up path trustworthiness on the expressway, and stopping is comparatively straightforward. Inside, the lodge is loaded with amazing materials for the passage extravagance class and resembles a somewhat downsized adaptation of the marginally bigger 4 Series. About the main thing we can discover shortcoming with is that the 2 Series' minimal size and driver-centered nature implies the rearward sitting arrangements are tight and suitable just for little youngsters.

Others in the reduced extravagance class may be better alternatives if more inside room is what you're searching for. The Audi A3 (or S3) and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and Cadillac ATS  all offer four entryways and marginally bigger rearward sitting arrangements (however that is similar to stating Connecticut is greater than Delaware and Rhode Island; it may be genuine, yet every one of them are really little). On the off chance that you need great execution however at a lower value, look at the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang. Both are new outlines and accomplish new levels of driving refinement and inside quality. Then again, if an exciting and complex driving background is what you're after, the 2 Series is the auto to beat.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2016 BMW 2 Series is a two-entryway car or convertible with seating for 4 (four). There are two trim levels: M235i and 228i. The convertibles are prepared comparably to the roadsters, aside from they include programmed pop-up move circles, a removable wind diverter and a force worked fabric rooftop that is dark as a matter of course (a cocoa rooftop with metallic weave is accessible)

The 228i comes standard with 17-inch amalgam wheels, foglights, programmed headlights, programmed wipers, programmed double zone atmosphere control and leatherette (premium vinyl) upholstery and a tilt-and-extendable calfskin wrapped guiding wheel  and eight-way manual front seats and 60/40-split collapsing back seatbacks. The standard gadgets cluster incorporates Bluetooth  sound  & telephone availability  BMW's iDrive hardware interface with a 6.50-inch show and a seven-speaker sound framework with a CD player and HD radio and a USB port.

A Premium bundle is accessible for the 228i and which packages force collapsing warmed side mirrors, auto-diminishing side and rearview mirrors, inside lighting, keyless section and ignition, 10-way power front game seats and driver memory capacities and satellite radio, and encompassing outside.

Beside its all the more intense six-chamber motor, the M235i includes 18-inch wheels, versatile suspension dampers,  summer execution tires, >sportier variable-proportion controlling, updated brakes, >adaptive xenon headlights with LED pronunciation lights, >a game fumes framework and dark outside mirror tops, >an streamlined body unit, >dark ("Shadowline") outside trim a back spoiler > and a sunroof (on the car). >Inside, you'll find overhauled aluminum trim and >an M Sport controlling wheel. Moreover, the M235i comes standard with the Premium bundle.

Two alternatives bundles convey execution highlights from the M235i to the 228i and can be requested autonomously or notwithstanding one another. In The M-Sport bundle includes a few of the execution arranged components of the M235i. These incorporate 18-inch wheels with a few tire alternatives, a streamlined body pack and Shadowline outside trim a game suspension and a M-Sport controlling wheel. With The Track Handling bundle incorporates 18-inch wheels, and versatile suspension and variable controlling and redesigned brakes .

The solace situated Luxury bundle includes 18-inch wheels, cowhide seats and can't be requested with the M Sport bundle chrome outside trim to the Premium bundle. A few different bundles are accessible on both the M235i and . The Cold Weather bundle incorporates fog light washers and warmed front seats and a warmed guiding wheel. With The Technology bundle includes a higher-determination 8.8-inch presentation screen, a redesigned iDrive controller with a touchpad , an improved driver data show, a route framework, BMW Apps (Facebook reconciliation and counting Pandora) and BMW Remote Services (tmosphere settings and permitting cell phone control of remote begin , among others).

The Driver Assistance pack incorporates front and back ceasing sensors and a rearview camera. You can in like manner mastermind the 2 Series with the Driver Assistance Plus pack (requires the Premium and Technology packages) and get customized high-bar headlights, a way departure alerted system and a forward effect alleviation structure with modified braking and walker ID. 

Stand-alone choices for the 228i fuse 18-inch wheels, flexible xenon headlights, warmed front seats, power worked front seats and a sunroof. An obliged slip differential is available just with the M235i. Optional on both models are cowhide upholstery, a self-halting structure, enhanced Bluetooth and USB system and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound structure 

Powertrains and Performance 

2016 BMW 2 Series Review

The 2016 BMW 2 Series is back wheel drive obviously, yet all-wheel drive ("xDrive") is optional on every model. An eight-velocity modified transmission is standard, with a six-speed manual offered as a no-cost decision on RWD models just. 

The 228i has a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-chamber engine that makes 240-hp and 255-pound-feet of torque. In testing, a RWD 228i auto with the modified continued running from zero to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds. 

The M235i endeavors up to a 3.0-liter inline six-barrel engine that pumps out 320 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. We hustled a back wheel-drive M235i modified to 60 mph in a bothering 4.5 seconds (4.8 seconds for the convertible). 

EPA-surveyed mileage for the 2 Series depends on whereupon engine you pick and whether you slant toward a roadster or convertible. Both the all-and back wheel-drive 228i autos with the customized transmission obtain 27 mpg joined (23 city/35 interstate). The RWD 228i manual drops to 26 mpg joined (22/34). The convertible 228i gets an appraisal of 27 mpg joined (23/34) with RWD and 26 mpg combined (22/34) with AWD. 

Effectiveness gages for the M235i customized stand at 24 mpg joined (20 city/31 interstate) with RWD, and 23 mpg united (20 city/30 thoroughfare) with AWD. The M235i roadster with a manual transmission drops to 22 mpg joined (19 city/28 interstate), while the convertible secures 2 mpg less on the expressway. 

Each one of the 2 Series models have a customized stop-start limit, which close off the engine when you're ended to extra fuel. Customized transmission cars furthermore have a dispatch control highlight. 


Standard wellbeing equipment on the 2016 BMW 2 Series fuses four-wheel antilock circle brakes (with brake-drying and obscuring pay highlights), balance and security control, and incline start help for manual-transmission automobiles. Front-seat side airbags and front knee airbags and (on the roadster) full-length side window adornment airbags are in like manner standard. 

Optional wellbeing equipment joins front and back ceasing sensors, a rearview camera, a way departure forewarning system and a frontal effect advised and alleviation structure with customized braking. 

In the midst of Edmunds testing, a 228i M Sport came to a standstill from 60 mph in 111 feet, a predominant than-typical execution. The M235i was substantially more significant, performing the same task in only 106 feet (104 feet for the convertible). 

Inside Design and Special Features 

2016 BMW 2 Series Review

Inside, the 2 Series uses a made light of, driver-driven control plan that will be in a brief instant typical for BMW fans. Materials quality is valuable for an entry level indulgence vehicle, surrendering little to the evidently fancier 4 Series. BMW's iDrive infotainment structure controls one of two available showcases: the base 6.5-inch version or the Technology pack's crisper