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The next-generation BMW 2 Series will arrive in Australia late in 2021 with more power, more standard equipment, and a more serious price tag.

UPDATE, 22/08/2022 – BMW Australia has increased the before on-road pricing of the 2 Series coupe range, excluding the 230i, by $2000. Prices now start at $63,900 before on-road costs.

“BMW constantly reviews its pricing structure throughout the year, taking into consideration a number of different factors,” said a BMW Australia spokesperson.

“However, we always aim to ensure our products remain appropriately positioned and represent a competitive pricing proposition in the market for our customers.”

This price increase follows a price rise from April 2022 that was for the same amount but only affected the entry-level 220i.

Two models were initially offered Down Under: the entry-level 220i with rear-wheel drive and the all-wheel drive M240i xDrive.

A mid-range 230i followed later, with deliveries beginning in June.

Revealed in July 2021, the new 2 Series isn’t related to the 2 Series Gran Coupe. Instead, it’s closely linked to the 3 Series, with the same CLAR underpinnings and the same engines.

BMW also says it harkens back to the 2002, the compact rear-wheel drive sedan that brought it back from the brink in the 1960s. Although it hasn’t been revealed yet, we’re expecting an M2 to follow the current M240i xDrive range-topper.


  • 2022 BMW 220i: $63,900 (+$2000)
  • 2022 BMW 230i: $70,900 (NEW)
  • 2022 BMW M240i xDrive: $91,900 (+$2000)

All prices exclude on-road costs.


Power in the 220i comes from a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with 135kW of power and 300Nm of torque, good for a 7.5-second sprint to 100km/h.

It’s mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive.

The 230i is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 190kW and 400Nm, good for a 0-100km/h sprint in 5.8 seconds.

It’s also mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with drive exclusively sent to the rear wheels.

The M240i xDrive has a 3.0-litre inline-six turbocharged petrol engine with 285kW of power and 500Nm of torque, good for a 4.3-second sprint to 100km/h.

It’s also automatic-only, but has all-wheel drive as standard.

Fuel Economy

The 220i uses 6.3L/100km on the combined cycle, while the M240i xDrive uses 8.0L/100km. Both models require 95RON premium unleaded fuel and have a 52L fuel tank.

A fuel economy figure isn’t yet available for the 230i.


Overall length measures 4537mm, while it’s 1838mm wide and 1390mm tall, on a 2741mm wheelbase.

Boot space is 390L with the 40/20/40 folding rear seats in place.

Completely unladen, a 220i weighs 1490kg and an M240i xDrive weighs 1690kg.

Servicing and Warranty

The BMW 2 Series is backed by a three-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty in Australia.

A five-year, 80,000km pre-paid service plan costs $1700.


The 2022 BMW 2 Series hasn’t been crash tested by Euro NCAP or ANCAP, but its CLAR platform mates have all scored five stars.

Standard safety kit in Australia will include:

  • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Forward collision warning
  • Cruise control with downhill braking function
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Proactive rear collision protection

Standard Equipment

Standard equipment in the BMW 220i in Australia includes:

  • M Sport Package (M Sport steering wheel, seats, Alcantara/faux leather trim)
  • M Sport suspension
  • Sport steering
  • Head-up display*
  • 12.3-inch instrument binnacle
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Satellite navigation
  • Parking Assistant (parking sensors, reversing camera, auto park assist, reversing assistant)
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Ambient lighting
  • LED head- and tail lights

* indicates a feature temporarily unavailable due to the semiconductor chip shortage.

The 230i adds:

  • Keyless entry and start
  • Digital key
  • Electric seat adjustment
  • Adaptive LED headlights with auto high-beam
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
  • HiFi Loudspeaker sound system
  • M Sport brakes

Moving to the M240i xDrive brings:

  • M Sport brakes
  • Adaptive M Suspension
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
  • Powered glass roof
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Leather seat trim
  • Powered, heated front seats
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • 14-speaker surround-sound system

The following options packages will be offered.

The Enhancement Package ($3900, 220i and 230i) brings:

  • Metallic paint
  • Power sunroof
  • 19-inch alloy wheels

The Comfort Package ($3400 on 220i, $3900 on 230i) brings:

  • Steering wheel heating
  • Keyless entry and start (220i only)
  • Lumbar support
  • Powered front seats
  • Heated front seats

The Driver’s Assistant Package ($3400, 220i) gets you:

  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • High-beam assist
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
  • Parking Assistant Plus
  • BMW Drive Recorder

The M Sport Plus Package ($2500 on 220i, $1500 on 230i, $1200 on M240i) brings:

  • M Sport brakes (220i)
  • Shadowline lighting elements
  • M seatbelts
  • M rear spoiler (220i and 230i)
  • Extended high-gloss Shadowline package

Finally, the Executive Package ($3000 on 220i and 230i, $2800 on M240i) gets you:

  • Remote engine start
  • Steering wheel heating (M240i)
  • Tyre pressure monitoring (230i and M240i)
  • Alarm
  • Sun protection glazing
  • Harman Kardon 14-speaker sound system (220i and 230i)
  • BMW Drive Recorder (230i and M240i)


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Scott Collie

Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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