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2021 228i sDrive Gran Coupe 4dr Front-wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $35,700
2021 230i 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $35,900
2021 228i xDrive Gran Coupe 4dr All-wheel Drive Price:   -  From $37,700
2021 230i xDrive 2dr All-wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $37,900
2021 230i 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible Price:   -  From $41,850
2021 230i xDrive 2dr All-wheel Drive Convertible Price:   -  From $43,850
2021 M235i xDrive 4dr All-wheel Drive Price:   -  From $45,500
2021 M240i 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $46,350
2021 M240i xDrive 2dr All-wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $48,350
2021 M240i 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible Price:   -  From $50,950
2021 M240i xDrive 2dr All-wheel Drive Convertible Price:   -  From $52,950
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The BMW 2-Series has enjoyed a small but loyal legion of fans since it first debuted in 2014, largely due to its attractive styling, nimble handling, and businesslike focus on the job of driving. Out of the entire BMW lineup, it's this modest two-door that perhaps best embodies the long-standing sport-luxury ethos of BMW.

Whether that will hold true in 2022 is a different matter. It's been all but confirmed that a new 2-Series is on its way, making the 2021 BMW 2-Series the swan song of the model as we know it.

New for 2021 is a four-door Gran Coupe variant, but, otherwise, BMW has unsurprisingly refrained from making any notable changes.

Choosing Your BMW 2-Series

The BMW 2-Series is available in four trim levels: 230i, 228i, M235i, and M240i. The Gran Coupe is only available in 228i and M235i models, while the standard coupe and convertible are available with the other two.

Pricing starts at $36,895 including destination for a 230i coupe and tops out at $47,345 for an M240i coupe. The convertible variant is $5,950 more for the 230i and $4,600 more for the M240i. The Gran Coupe's 228i is priced from $38,495, while the M235i costs $46,495.

Engine Choices

Regardless of body style, all models get a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder as their base engine. This being BMW, there's other engine options on tap as well.

In coupe and convertible models, there's a 3.0-liter turbo six-cylinder for the M240i. The M35i Gran Coupe doesn't get the luxury of offering six cylinders under the hood. It only offers an uprated version of the base 2.0-liter turbo-four.

Engine TypeTrimHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder230i248 hp258 lb-ft28 mpg
2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder228i228 hp258 lb-ft27 mpg
3.0L Turbo 6-CylinderM240i335 hp368 lb-ft24 mpg
2.0L Turbo 4-CylinderM235i301 hp331 lb-ft26 mpg

Rear-wheel drive is standard on the coupe and convertible, with all-wheel drive available for $2,000. The Gran Coupe comes standard with all-wheel drive.

An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard across the board, although a six-speed manual is available on the RWD 230i coupe and M240i coupe and convertible for free.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe can carry five people, while the coupe and convertible are limited to four occupants. Back seat passengers will be wanting for room in any of the three body styles. The Gran Coupe is the most spacious for passengers, with 34.4 inches of rear leg room.

Coupes and convertibles get about 13 cubic feet of cargo space, which is competitive for cars of this size. The Gran Coupe claims a cargo area of 15.1 cubic feet, which is large by the standards of the segment.

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Safety Features

Standard safety equipment on the 2-Series includes automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and front and rear parking sensors.

The 228i and M235i Gran Coupe also gets blind-spot monitoring and automatic high beams.

Adaptive cruise control is a $1,200 standalone option, as is an automated parking system for $200. Adaptive cruise control is unavailable on M240i models.


Base coupes and convertibles have a a 6.5-inch screen running BMW’s iDrive system. There's a single USB port, Bluetooth connectivity, HD radio, satellite radio, and standard Apple CarPlay (but no Android Auto).

Gran Coupes start off with an 8.8-inch touchscreen that comes standard with navigation and 4 USB ports.

This larger touchscreen and navigation are bundled for $900 on the coupe and convertible models, while wireless charging ($500) and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system ($875) are also available.

On the Gran Coupe, a 10.25-inch touchscreen and a 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster are bundled for $1,100, while gesture control is a $190 option.

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230i - From $36,895

The cheapest 2-Series you can buy is a 230i. That money buys standard features such as 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and fog lights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, 10-way power front seats, synthetic leather upholstery, automatic climate control, and a seven-speaker audio system.

Option packages have been condensed to the Convenience and Premium packages. The former adds a moonroof, ambient lighting, keyless entry, four-way lumbar support for the front seats, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror for $1,700. The Premium Package runs for $1,600, adding navigation, the 8.8-inch touchscreen and navigation, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a universal garage door opener.

On the convertible, the Convenience Package only costs $800 because the moonroof can't be added.

228i - From $38,495

The 228i Gran Coupe gets the 228-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive. Over the 230i, it also adds power-folding side mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 10-speaker audio system, the 8.8-inch touchscreen, and improved traction control.

Here, the Premium Package costs $4,750 and includes the 10.25 central touchscreen and gauge cluster, moonroof, adaptive headlights, a head-up display, ambient lighting, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, lumbar support, and a universal garage door opener.

M235i - From $46,495

The M235i Gran Coupe is next in line. In addition to the 301-hp turbo-four, it brings an M sport suspension, a Torsen limited slip differential, an aerodynamic body kit, a rear spoiler, and 18-inch wheels.

Interior upgrades include leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, ambient lighting, an M sport steering wheel, and keyless entry.

M240i - From $47,345

The M240i gets the 3.0-liter turbo six-cylinder engine, a sport exhaust system, variable sport steering, M sport brakes, an adaptive M suspension, and a hands-free trunk. The moonroof is also standard at this trim level.

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CarsDirect Tip

If it were our money, we'd skip the 2021 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe in favor of the two-door models. Even in base 230i trim, they offer superior driving dynamics and a better value proposition than the pricey 228i Gran Coupe.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 228 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Standard: 8-spd STEPTRONIC w/OD
Available: 8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
24 / 33 / 28 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 228 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
24 / 33 / 28 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
13.2 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
12.0 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
178.5 "
Exterior Width
70.9 "
Exterior Height
55.9 "
Front Headroom
39.8 "
Rear Headroom
38.2 "
Front Legroom
41.4 "
Rear Legroom
34.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
53.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,393 Lbs.
Wheel Base
105 "
Turning Radius
18.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
17.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 19.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround / Black
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish / Stainless Steel With Black Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Sensatec Leatherette / Dakota Leather
Front Seat Type
Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
12-way (10-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
10-way (8-way Power)
Front Armrests
12-way (10-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm With 360l Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
10 / 16 Harman/kardon
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt Style
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors) / Keyfob And Smart Device-as-key
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Frontal Collision Warning W/city Collision Mitigation Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Active Blind Spot Detection Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Warning Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
City Collision Mitigation Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assistant Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Park Distance Control Front And Rear / Parking Assistant Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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