The 2025 BMW 2 Series Coupe has been unveiled, and you’ll need to look closely to see what’s changed.

    Visual tweaks are minor across the range, perhaps unsurprisingly for a model that only entered its current generation three years ago.

    UPDATE, 13/6/24 – 14:00: BMW Australia has announced the updated 2 Series Coupe is due in the fourth quarter of 2024 (October to December, inclusive), with pricing and specifications to be announced in July.

    Exterior changes for the new two-door 2 Series are limited to new paint finishes, new optional wheel designs, a chrome grille surround (non-M only), body-coloured side skirts and a high-gloss black diffuser.

    The flagship M240i xDrive now has high-gloss black side air intake inserts and mirror caps, as well as a black lip spoiler, rear spoiler and exhaust tips.

    There are more tweaks inside the cabin, with the 2 Series coupe now running BMW’s latest Operating System 8.5 software.

    There’s an updated 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch infotainment touchscreen, the latter of which has grown from 10.25 inches.

    A flat-bottom steering wheel has also been fitted, bringing with it a modified spoke design, BMW M contrast stitching (red, light blue and dark blue), and a 12 o’clock centre marker.

    Heated front seats, a feature previously reserved for the M240i xDrive and as an option on lower grades, are now standard across the range, while owners add a driver’s side memory function and lumbar assist as a cost option overseas.

    M sports seats are another option available elsewhere in the world, as is BMW’s Live Cockpit Professional – which includes a head-up display with augmented view – driving assistant, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, parking assistance plus and high-beam assist.

    Overseas there are five 2 Series variants available: the diesel-powered 220d, and the petrol 218i, 220i, 230i and M240i xDrive.

    While the 220i was a part of the current generation’s Australian launch in 2022, it was quietly dropped from the local lineup for 2024 with only the 230i and M240i xDrive remaining.

    In Europe, the engines of these two models are unchanged, with the 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder of the 230i continuing to produce 180kW of power (10kW less than Australian examples) and 400Nm of torque.

    The M240i xDrive’s turbo 3.0-litre six-cylinder develops 275kW overseas (also 10kW down on the Australian-delivered model) and 500Nm.

    Both models mate their engines to an eight-speed automatic transmission, with the 230i sending power to the rear wheels while the M240i xDrive is all-wheel drive.

    It’s unclear how much pricing will change in Australia.

    The BMW 230i currently starts from $74,300 before on-road costs, while the M240i xDrive begins at $96,000 before on-road costs.

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    Jordan Mulach

    Born and raised in Canberra, Jordan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2021, being one of the most-published automotive news writers in Australia before joining CarExpert in 2024.

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