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BMW 230i mid-range variant priced at $70,900

BMW has launched a mid-range 230i variant set for customer deliveries in June 2022. It's priced from $70,900 before on-roads.

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BMW Australia has officially announced details around its third 2 Series Coupe variant locally: the mid-range 230i.

Available for customer deliveries from June 2022, the 2022 BMW 230i is priced from $70,900 before on-road costs.

The mid-range 230i joins the entry-level 220i ($61,900) and M240i xDrive ($89,900).

The 230i is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 190kW of power and 400Nm of torque. It’s mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with drive sent exclusively to the rear wheels.

BMW claims the 230i can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 5.8 seconds.

By contrast the 220i offers 135kW and 300Nm, and a 0-100km/h time of 7.5 sec. The M240i has a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six with 285kW and 500Nm, and a claimed 4.3sec 0-100km/h time.

2022 BMW 230i highlights include the following, above the 220i:

  • 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

The 2022 BMW 230i is also available with the following option packages:

The $3900 Enhancement package adds standard metallic paint, an electric glass sunroof, and 19-inch M Light alloy wheels.

The $1400 Comfort package adds a heated steering wheel, lumbar support, and heated front seats.

The $1500 M Sport Plus package adds M Lights Shadowline (tinted headlights), M seat belts, M rear spoiler, and high-gloss black exterior highlights.

The $3000 Executive package adds remote engine start, tyre pressure monitoring, alarm system, sun protection glazing, harman/kardon surround sound system, and the BMW Drive Recorder (dash-cam).

The current-generation BMW 2 Series coupe launched in Australia late in 2021.

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

BMW also says the new 2 Series harkens back to the 2002, which is a compact rear-wheel drive sedan that brought the company back from the brink in the 1960s.

Initially two models were offered here: the entry-level 220i with rear-wheel drive and the all-wheel drive M240i xDrive.

Although it hasn’t been revealed yet, we’re expecting a high-performance M2 to follow the current top-of-the-range M240i xDrive at some point. Camouflaged prototypes have been previously spied.

BMW Australia previously increased the pricing of the entry-level 220i by $2000 as part of a wider range price increase in April 2022.

Pricing

  • 2022 BMW 220i: $61,900
  • 2022 BMW 230i: $70,900 (NEW)
  • 2022 BMW M240i xDrive: $89,900

All prices include GST and LCT but exclude on-road costs.

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Jack Quick is an emerging automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Jack recently graduated from Deakin University and has previously competed in dance nationally. In his spare time, Jack likes to listen to hyperpop and play Forza Horizon.

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