2017 BMW 230

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2017 BMW 230
2017 BMW 230

Key specs

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The good:

  • None of the prior 1 Series' awkward lines
  • Snug cabin still accommodates taller people
  • Excellent handling and balance
  • Decent trunk room

The bad:

  • Expensive
  • Lack of expected standard features
  • Small dashboard screen (non-navigation models)

2 trims

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Notable features

  • New turbo four-cylinder (230i) and six-cylinder (M240i) engines
  • Coupe or convertible
  • Seats up to four
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive

2017 BMW 230 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

What it is: The BMW 2 Series is the company’s entry-level car. It is a sporty two-door coupe or convertible with seating for four. It’s available in two models: 230i and M240i. Competitors include the Audi A5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe.
New for 2017
The 2 Series gets new four-cylinder and six-cylinder engines and updated model names. The 230i is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 248 horsepower while the M240i gets a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder rated at 335 hp.
Significant Standard Features

  • Fog lights
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • iDrive multimedia system with 6.5-inch screen
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Six-speed manual transmission or eight-speed automatic
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats and steering wheel
  • Lane departure warning
  • Navigation system
  • Harman Kardon audio system
  • Self-parking system
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Power moonroof

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


So far so gooD!

Only been 3 days but love love this car! First Bimmer and thoroughly enjoying it. Very fun car to drive and plenty of power from the turbo 4 cyl engine. No regrets.


I’ve owned BMWs since 2000 & love them!

Overall, I love the car. However, there is a huge blind spot when backing up due to the convertible top! Leg room in the back seats is very limited.


I love this car the most of all the cars I've had.

This cars ride is so luxurious. Has everything you could want, its so comfortable. This is my 3rd BMW convertible and this one has the sports package and out ways the others I have had by a mile. I Love it!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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