Don’t automatically assume that the only 2 Series coupe is the lowest number in BMW’s lineup that will also have the highest entry-level and cheapest feel inside. You see, you’d be half as accurate in making this assumption, because that kind of honor belongs to the 2 Series Gran Coupe. Although the two are branded “2 Series”, they have very few similarities. The Gran Coupe is a front-drive-based, four-door sedan whereas the coupe is a rear-drive-based two-door literal coupe.
Just as BMW borrowed the 3 Series Powertrain for the new 2 Series, it also borrowed the 3 Series internal parts. It enjoys a luxurious interior look with a huge plus for our Book 2 Series coupe, a practical layout for the 3 Series and excellent technology. Before we dive into Nitty Gritty though, let’s take a look at the usability and usefulness inside the 2 Series, which is probably the most confusing thing about it.
From a purely numerical point of view, it would be reasonable to assume that the new 2 series is going to be more practical than the outgoing series. It is 4.3 inches long, 2.6 inches wide and has a 2.0-inch long wheelbase. One would expect that this extra space would be used to extend some passenger bogies, but not so fast. The rear legroom hall Down 0.8 inches in 2022 cars. The shoulder room is reduced by 1.7 inches and the headroom is more impressive 1.5 inches below for a slight reduction in overall height. Even the trunk space has been reduced to 3.8 cubic-feet. Tell me, what now?
Even if all of the above results in a change in the way BMW measures its internal measurements, which is certainly possible, it won’t change the fact that the new 2 Series backsit and trunk aren’t hot despite having a large external dimension. The length and width are intended for handling, stability and design, not to turn the 2 Series into a family car. If you want a BMW coupe with a large back seat, the 4 Series coupe and its snout are waiting.
Clearly, the driver of BMW’s personal luxury coupe is a priority. Look closely at the interior of the 2nd series (top left) and 3rd series (top right) and try to distinguish the differences. It is not entirely obvious at first glance, and it is purposeful. The small 2 Series package is a boon for those who want the smallest and lightest rear-drive BMW model (or a two-door BMW without that snout) to be able to enjoy BMW’s luxurious accessories and the best technology.
The 230i tester (although everything in this story applies equally to the M240i xDrive) is fitted with the BMW Live Cockpit Professional Upgrade, which transforms the standard analog gauge and 8.8-inch infotainment display into a fully digital 12.3-inch cloist. 10.25-inch infotainment display. It’s worth the $ 900 option, because the larger screens look great, and BMW’s iDrive 7 software is spectacular to use with the extra real estate. The iDrive Rotary Knob is nicely placed in a natural place to the right of the shifter, but those who prefer to use the touchscreen will enjoy that it is canted to the driver and responds instantly to inputs.
Other than that, the new BMWs are dropping a lot of physical control, while the 2 Series retains the horizontal rows of its physical buttons. It adjusts the climate control (each car can use a fan speed control for automatic climate control), volume fine tuning and other essential vehicles control a simple process. We don’t appreciate it or call it enough, but BMW’s “Driver Assistance System” shortcut button right next to the Hazard button is extremely smart. No menu diving is required when you want to violin with control. Just tap the shortcut, and you can quickly shut everything down when you encounter a crooked stretch of road that you don’t want to interrupt the lane-keeping system.
Ergonomically, there are 2 series Almost There as a driver’s car. You can move the seat in the car too low to feel close to the ground (or you should have extra-long legs), but the steering wheel does not offer anywhere close enough to tilt down to accommodate the seating position below. This is the case with most modern BMWs, and just like them, I’ve seen myself move the seat upwards to match the steering wheel position comfortably. Visibility is hard around for a two-door coupe. It was a great sight to look at with a relatively long hood, and it was easy to look back without too much complaint. Just make sure you keep in mind that the doors are long and heavy when you open them to shake them out – this is a coupe after all.
In terms of interior customization and color options, BMW offers you some choices, but it’s not a buffet. Our favorite options are Tacora Red and Oyster White Leather. If you prefer the free-of-the-senset, both Canberra Beige and Cognac (dark colors) add some style to a basic black interior. Our tester is fitted with glossy black interior trim, but we recommend choosing one of the two aluminum trim options as a replacement for an extra $ 150.
The interior of the 2 Series is a classic BMW through and through. It’s the cheapest rear-drive-based BMW, but unlike its predecessor the last 2 Series or its 1 Series, it doesn’t give you a second-rate experience inside. As it should be, the line-up for the 2 Series has and remains the most enthusiastic-centric BMW, and there is no reason why enthusiasts will not be able to enjoy all the luxuries of Munich in a smaller and more attractive car.