The 2022 BMW 2-Series arrives as an all-new model, ushering in the second generation of the automaker’s smallest sports car. Larger, more powerful than before, and packed with more features than before, the 2-Series arrives with changes that are similar to the ones BMW made to the larger 3-Series and 4-Series models.
BMW has given the 2022 2-Series a new face. Fortunately, the design doesn’t have the same massive kidney grilles found on the new 4-Series, but it’s certainly chunkier than before. This isn’t a bad thing, though it is different. The headlights are slimmer, the kidney grilles are slightly larger, and the front fascia has more pronounced edges. The silhouette mostly remains the same, while the rear end adopts rounder taillights and a prominent rear bumper.
While the all-new 2-Series gets a new interior for the 2022 model year, it’s hard to tell the difference. BMW’s modern, high-end design is still on display, but things have been reorganized. The central screen moves down the dashboard, while the controls for the infotainment system have been organized into one single row below convenience controls. High-quality materials will continue to help the 2-Series feel upscale for an affordable coupe. Thanks to a stretched wheelbase that wider and longer than before, the 2022 2-Series is expected to have more interior space than the current model.
On the tech front, BMW will pack the 2022 2-Series with a standard 8.8-inch touchscreen, its iDrive 7 infotainment system, a 5.1-inch instrument display, navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, BMW’s Digital Key system, remote software upgrades, and BMW’s Intelligent Personal Assistant. Available tech features will include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster display, a 10.25-inch touchscreen, and a Harman Kardon audio system.
When it comes to safety, the 2022 BMW 2-Series will come with blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, traffic sign recognition, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and pedestrian detection. Available safety features include a surround-view parking camera, parking assist, and adaptive cruise control.
At the time of launch, the new 2-Series will be offered with two different engines. The standard engine will be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a turbo that makes 255 horsepower. The M240i trim will be powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine that’s rated at 382 horsepower. Rear-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is available. Currently, BMW plans to offer the 2-Series with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The outgoing model was available with a six-speed manual.
Pricing & Release Date
The 2022 BMW 2-Series will go on sale later this November.
Prices will start at $37,345 (with destination) for the 230i coupe and go up to $49,545 for the M240i xDrive Coupe. The current 2-Series costs $36,895.
Pictured: 2022 BMW 2-Series