The updated BMW 2 Series Coupe has been detailed for Australia, ahead of its launch in the fourth quarter of 2024.

    Pricing is up by $2600 on the base 230i and by $3900 on the M240i xDrive, but there’s more standard equipment.

    The 230i gets heated front seats, tyre pressure monitoring and BMW’s Parking Assistant Plus, while the M240i xDrive gains a heated steering wheel, M Sport seats, and CraftedClarity glass interior trim.

    Both 2 Series Coupes also get the new BMW Operating System 8.5, which promises “intuitive and rapid control of functions” and coincides with a further reduction in the number of physical switches in the cabin.

    The air vents can now be moved with new control knobs, while standard ambient lighting includes new waterfall lighting integrated into the centre air vent colours.

    There’s also a new flat-bottomed, leather-wrapped steering wheel, which on the M240i has a red 12 o’clock marker.

    As far as visual updates go, they’re minor – the side skirts and lower rear apron are now body-colour instead of black, while the diffuser is finished in high-gloss black.

    All local-spec models continue to come standard with the M Sport package, and also gain darker Shadowline exterior trim. The M240i also gets high-gloss black mirror caps.

    You can get the M2’s Zandvoort Blue on the M240i xDrive, while all 2 Series Coupe models get new Fire Red and Skyscraper Grey exterior finishes. There are also new 19-inch alloy wheel designs.


    BMW 230i$76,900 (+$2600)
    BMW M240i xDrive$99,900 (+$3900)

    Prices exclude on-road costs.


    230iM240i xDrive
    Engine2.0-litre turbo inline four3.0-litre turbo inline six
    0-100km/h5.8 seconds4.3 seconds
    Transmission8-speed auto8-speed auto
    Drive typeRear-wheel driveAll-wheel drive


    BMW hasn’t confirmed any changes to fuel consumption. Given there are no mechanical changes, the existing figures are expected to carry over.

    The pre-update 230i uses 6.4L/100km on the combined cycle, while the M240i xDrive uses 8L/100km.


    230iM240i xDrive
    Boot space390L390L

    Servicing and Warranty

    BMW backs its vehicles with a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    It hasn’t confirmed service pricing for the 2025 range.


    The BMW 2 Series Coupe doesn’t currently have a rating from ANCAP, but it has a four-star safety rating from sister authority Euro NCAP.

    It received an adult occupant protection rating of 82 per cent, a child occupant protection rating of 81 per cent, a vulnerable road user protection rating of 67 per cent, and a safety assist rating of 64 per cent.

    Standard safety equipment includes:

    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Surround-view camera with 3D view (NEW)
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Front, front-side and curtain airbags

    Standard Equipment

    There are just two members of the 2 Series Coupe range in Australia.

    The 230i comes standard with the following equipment:

    • 18-inch M light alloy wheels
    • Tyre pressure monitoring (NEW)
    • Adaptive LED headlights
    • Automatic high-beam
    • M Sport package
    • M Sport brakes with blue calipers
    • M Shadowline with ‘extended contents’ (NEW)
    • Proximity entry with push-button start
    • BMW Digital Key
    • M leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Fine-brushed aluminium inlays
    • Anthracite headliner
    • Ambient lighting (nine colours)
    • Sensatec leatherette upholstery in black or cognac (NEW)
    • Heated front seats (NEW)
    • Power-adjustable front sport seats
    • Front lumbar support (NEW)
    • Head-up display
    • 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system
      • BMW Operating System 8.5 (NEW)
      • DAB+ digital radio
      • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
    • HiFi sound system
    • Parking Assistant Plus (NEW)
      • Semi-autonomous parking assist
    • Connected Package Professional

    The M240i xDrive adds:

    • Adaptive M suspension
    • M Sport differential
    • M rear spoiler
    • Sunroof
    • Vernasca leather upholstery
    • M Sport seats (NEW)
    • Heated steering wheel (NEW)
    • Harman/Kardon sound system
    • CraftedClarity glass interior trim (NEW)


    There are a range of options available.

    The Enhancement Package (230i only; $5900) adds:

    • Metallic paint
    • 19-inch M light alloy wheels
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Sunroof
    • CraftedClarity glass interior trim
    • Harman/Kardon sound system

    The M Sport Package Pro (all models; $1900) adds:

    • M Sport Brakes, red
    • M Lights Shadowline
    • M seat belts
    • High-gloss black rear spoiler

    Standalone options include:

    • M Sport seats (230i; $2000)
    • Vernasca black leather upholstery with red highlights or blue contrast stitching ($3300 on 230i; no-cost option on M240i)
    • Carbon-fibre interior trim ($1200)

    There are also different 19-inch alloy wheel options, which don’t cost any extra on the M240i xDrive but attract a $2300 surcharge on the 230i.


    Alpine White is standard, with the following metallic finishes costing an extra $1700:

    • Black Sapphire
    • Mineral White
    • Skyscraper Grey
    • M Brooklyn Grey
    • Thundernight
    • Fire Red (NEW)
    • M Portimao Blue
    • Zandvoort Blue (NEW, M240i xDrive only)

    There are also two BMW Individual matte finishes, which cost $5000 or only $3000 when the Enhancement Package is added. These are:

    • Frozen Pure Grey
    • Frozen Portimao Blue

    MORE: Everything BMW 2 Series

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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