2016 BMW 2 Series

2016 BMW 2 Series
2016 BMW 2 Series

2016 BMW 2 Series


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 23 mpg City, 34 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.0 L Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, 240 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 4
  • Doors: 2

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What You Will Like

The BMW 2-Series is a sporty luxury compact that competes with other small European cars such as the Audi A3, the MINI Cooper and the Mercedes CLA. The BMW 2-Series, however, is significantly sportier than its competitors and features better handling and a more hardcore, driver-oriented demeanor. Starting at about $32,000, the BMW 2-Series offers a nice compromise between an all-out sports car and a sophisticated German compact.

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What's New For 2016

The BMW 2-Series Coupe is unchanged for 2016, but the convertible gets more standard equipment as well as the option of all-wheel drive. The 2016 2-Series convertible now comes standard with an anti-theft alarm system along with many of the features from last year's Sports Line Package, including nicer seats, additional exterior trim pieces and red stitching on the steering wheel.


  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 4 Years / Unlimited Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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Specifications for 2016 BMW 2 Series

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • BMW Assist eCall Emergency S.O.S
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners
    • Driver And Passenger Side Airbag Head Extension, Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Entertainment Features
    • Radio: AM/FM/HD Stereo CD/MP3 Player
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls and External Memory Control
    • Audio Theft Deterrent
    • Fixed Diversity Antenna
    • Satellite Radio Preparation
    • Hi-Fi Sound System
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 17 x 7.0 Light Alloy Y-Spoke (Style 380)
    • Tires: P205/50R17 All Season Run-Flat
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Metal-Look Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets
    • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
    • Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
    • Power Convertible Top w/Lining, Glass Rear Window, Automatic Roll-Over Protection and Manual Wind Blocker
    • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Front Fog Lamps
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • Interior Features
    • Front Sport Seats
    • 2-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power Seatback Side Bolster Support, Manual Recline, Height Adjustment, Cushion Extension, Fore/Aft Movement, Cushion Tilt and Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
    • 2-Way Power Passenger Seat -inc: Power Seatback Side Bolster Support, Manual Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement, Cushion Extension, Cushion Tilt and Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
    • Full Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows
    • 4 Person Seating Capacity
    • Sport Leather Steering Wheel
    • Front Cupholder
    • Front Cigar Lighter(s)
    • Ashtray
    • Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only
    • Interior Lock Disable
    • Valet Function
    • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Residual Heat Recirculation
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look/Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert, Piano Black And Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
    • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
    • SensaTec Upholstery
    • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Rear Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
    • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
    • Cargo Net
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • Tracker System
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Sunroof/Convertible Roof
    • Hands-Free Bluetooth & USB Audio Connection
    • Driver And Passenger Door Bins
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Systems Monitor
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Sliding Front Center Armrest
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
    • Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Dark Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • 13.7 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • 4395# Gvwr
    • Regenerative 170 Amp Alternator
    • 90-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery
    • 3.08 Axle Ratio
    • Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
    • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
    • Transmission: 8-Speed Sport Automatic
    • Engine: 2.0L TwinPower Turbo Inline 4-Cylinder 16V

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 11.8
  • Electrical Features
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 170
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement - 2.0 L/122
    • Fuel System - Gasoline Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 240 @ 5000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 255 @ 1250
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 105.9
    • Length, Overall (in) - 174.7
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 69.8
    • Height, Overall (in) - 55.6
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 59.9
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 61.3
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 13.7
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 4
    • Front Head Room (in) - 40.5
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 41.5
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 54.4
    • Second Head Room (in) - 37
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 31.8
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 42.2
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 27
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 23
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 34
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 35.8
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - BMW 2 Series
    • Body Style - Convertible
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P205/50HR17
    • Rear Tire Size - P205/50HR17
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Rear Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - 2TB
    • Trans Type - 8
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.71
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.14
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.11
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.67
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.28
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.29
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.08
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
    • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Subcompact Cars
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 6.5
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3625
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 17 X 7
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 17 X 7
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum

2016 BMW 2 Series Photos & Colors


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Available Colors

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  • Alpine White Deep Sea Blue Metallic Estoril Blue Metallic Glacier Silver Metallic Jet Black Midnight Blue Metallic Sparkling Brown Metallic Valencia Orange Metallic
  • Alpine White
  • Deep Sea Blue Metallic
  • Estoril Blue Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Jet Black
  • Midnight Blue Metallic
  • Sparkling Brown Metallic
  • Valencia Orange Metallic

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The BMW 2 Series was a hit out of the box because it was the perfect size. The beloved BMW 2002 that started it all more than half a century ago, had grown up to be the 3 Series, which is now too big and fat for the needs of many buyers, including roots BMW fans. The 2 Series is a two-door and modestly equipped, compared to other BMWs, and that’s a good thing for this car that is more about the BMW light and lean driving experience.

Well, the standard audio system does have 10 speakers, so it’s light and lean with a few indulgences.

The 2 Series was introduced two years ago. There are few changes for 2016. The previous Sport Line becomes standard equipment for 2016.

The 2 Series offers two engines, with manual or automatic transmission and available all-wheel drive.

The BMW 228i sedan uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder making 240 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque; there’s also a convertible 228i, with automatic only. The rear-wheel-drive BMW 228i is EPA-rated at 28 miles per gallon Combined (36 mpg Highway).

The hot rod is the BMW M235i, with its 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six making 322 hp and 332 lb-ft. The EPA rates its fuel economy 22 mpg Combined, 26 mpg Highway.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the 2 Series top scores in all of its crash tests, plus an Advanced rating for the available electronic safety system called Driver Assistance Plus.


The BMW 228i ($28,850) comes with sport seats, black interior trim, black splitter under sport grille, red stitching on the steering wheel, 17-inch alloys, and M Sport suspension.

All-wheel drive ($6000) and a convertible are available. Also available are the M235i sedan ($44,150) and convertible ($48,750).


The BMW 2 Series looks sleek and well proportioned, leaving its lovable boxy 2002 shape behind. It looks relaxed, with graceful curves, artful angles, and tidy vents. A long hood climbs to an arched roof and back down to a short tail, tracing classic sport coupe lines and copying the shape of the showy 4 Series.


The cabin is designed for the driver. Unlike bigger BMWs and their long horizontal shelves, the 2 Series gauges and controls are all handy. Many trims are available, but we like simple base; it’s still BMW quality, it’s all we need. Base trim is understated, consistent with the theme of keeping focus back on the driving.

It’s surprisingly spacious inside, with lots of room in all directions for the driver, broad adjustability of the seat and steering wheel. The rear seat is not quite comfortable for every size, but an Easy Entry function improves its accessibility. The Convertible with its narrower back seat needs it. The top lowers or raises in 20 seconds, at up to 30 mph if you’re stuck in a freeway traffic jam and it starts raining.

The trunk volume is 13.8 cubic feet, about average for a compact coupe. The split rear seat folds to open up the trunk to the cabin, however; and there’s a pass-through hole for things like skis.

Driving Impressions

Acceleration is brisk with the 228i, and fast with the M235i; zero to 60 in 5.4 seconds and 4.8 seconds, respectively. And AWD is actually quicker, despite its weight, because it gets away from zero with better traction.

The handling is more engaging than a base BMW 3 Series or 4 Series, and that’s a great compliment for any car. The 2 Series is in its element, during quick changes of direction and even hard braking. We credit the M Sport suspension that’s standard equipment. Meanwhile, the ride is as supple as it needs to be.

Or, you can trade some of that supple ride for more performance, with the ZTR package, for the track, available with either rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive 228i models. It adds adaptive M suspension, variable sport steering, M Sport Brakes, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, 18-inch wheels, and revised springs that reduce ride height by 10 mm.


The BMW 2 Series offers the basic best of BMW at an affordable price and popular size. Great powertrain, dynamics, looks, cabin, and fuel mileage.

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