Your Ultimate Guide to the 2017 BMW 2 Series

May 4th, 2017 by

The 2017 BMW 2 Series is an affordable car that’s a great entry point for drivers who want to own their first luxury car. Available as a coupe and convertible, the 2 Series starts at $33,150. Bringing together exceptional driveability, high performance, and an eye-catching exterior, the 2 Series is garnering praise from drivers for being such an extraordinary machine. Check out this guide to the newest 2 Series from BMW.

A Gorgeous Exterior With BMW Characteristics

When you look at the 2017 BMW 2 Series, there’s no mistaking its heritage. It has the kidney-shaped front grille, an athletic stance, and sculpting on the hood and side. The base trim, the 230i, has 17-inch wheels while the M240i has 18-inch wheels. An available sunroof adds even more flair to the car’s exterior and a roomy feeling inside the car. On the car’s upper trim, the M240i, the exterior gets a dark trim known as Shadowline as well as a rear spoiler.

An Upscale, Technology-Rich Interior

With seating for four people, the 2 Series has imitation leather seating; real leather upholstery is available with the Luxury Package. For added comfort, the 2 Series comes with adjustable front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and automatic dual-zone climate control.

Standard technology features include a USB port, Bluetooth connectivity for smartphones, BMW’s iDrive platform that’s connected to a 6.5-inch display, and HD radio. With the Premium Package, you get ambient interior lighting, keyless ignition and entry, and satellite radio. If you opt for the Technology Package, you can enjoy an 8.8-inch display with higher resolution, a touchpad with the iDrive system, a built-in navigational tool, BMW apps and remote services, and an upgraded information display.

Powerful Engines Under the Hood

For 2017, BMW offers the 2 Series with two engine options. There’s a turbocharged 2-liter, four-cylinder machine that cranks out 248 horsepower with 258 pound-feet of torque. To get more power, drivers can upgrade to a turbo 3-liter inline engine with six cylinders. It puts out 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. According to data from BMW, the 3-liter powerhouse takes the m240i from zero to 60 mph in a mere 4.2 seconds.

Features to Keep You and Your Passengers Safe

In terms of standard safety equipment, the 2017 BMW 2 Series comes with a brake drying system for wet weather, stability and traction control, hill-start assist for cars with a manual transmission, and multiple air bags. The standard brakes on the 2 Series have a special feature that works well with high-performance driving.

For added safety, you can opt to add parking sensors in front and back, lane departure alerts, a rearview camera, and a forward crash warning system with automatic braking. During third-party tests, the BMW 2 Series demonstrated an above-average braking capability: It went from 60 mph to a complete stop in 111 feet. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the 2 Series its highest rating in multiple crash tests.

With so much to offer, it’s no wonder the 2017 2 Series is a popular choice for BMW fans. If you’d like to see the 2 Series in person, feel free to visit our dealership or contact us for a test drive today!

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