2019 BMW 230i

Original MSRP Range
$35,300 - $41,100
Available Style(s)
Convertible, Coupe
MPG
23 - 24 MPG City / 33 - 35 MPG Hwy
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2019 BMW 230i

What We Like

Forceful acceleration; modest fuel consumption; fiercely capable handling; refined ride; premium interior; optional all-wheel drive; top safety scores

What We Don't

Costly options; not much rear space

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.5/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.9/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2019 BMW 230i?

Some driver aids -- like forward-collision mitigation, lane-keeping assistance and parking sensors at both ends -- are now standard.

Which 230i is the Best?

Only the buyer can make the decision between the soft-top or the coupe. The 230i is appreciably less expensive, but still has the ability to thrill, so that might be our choice unless we really wanted to spend another $10,500 or thereabouts. When resale time rolls around, it will probably be easier to sell versions with the automatic transmission.

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How Much Does a 2019 BMW 230i Cost?

The 2019 BMW 2 Series is offered as a subcompact coupe or soft-top convertible in either 230i or M240i trim. The xDrive all-wheel drive system is a $2,000 option on all models.

The 230i coupe ($36,295) comes with the turbo 4-cylinder engine, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED lighting (including fog lights), push-button ignition, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, simulated leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, 60/40-split folding rear seats, a rearview camera, parking sensors front and rear, lane-departure warning, forward-collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking, Bluetooth, iPod/USB connectivity and the iDrive infotainment system with a 6.5-in screen.

The 230i convertible ($42,095) has a power-retractable soft-top in black, brown or Anthracite with silver accents.

The M240i coupe ($46,795) adds more features, including the turbo 6-cylinder engine, 18-in M-designed wheels, adaptive M Sport suspension, sport exhaust, upgraded brakes, variable-ratio steering, adaptive headlights, a sunroof, a rear spoiler, front sport seats with 4-way lumbar support and driver's-side memory settings, sport instrument cluster, a satellite radio and dynamic cruise control.

The M240i convertible ($51,395) has a soft-top like the 230i convertible.

The 230i offers several features as options that are standard features in its higher-performance sibling. But specific to this humbler model is the M Sport package with a lowered suspension, 18-in M-specific wheels, aerodynamic kit and M steering wheel. The Track Handling package brings an adaptive suspension, variable-ratio steering and upgraded brakes.

A Convenience package brings self-dimming mirrors, a moonroof, lumbar support, ambient cabin lighting, keyless entry/ignition and satellite radio. A Premium package includes all of the content from the Convenience bundle and adds Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, navigation with real-time traffic updates, heated front seats/steering wheel and a universal garage door opener.

Other extras include a standalone 12-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system, Wi-Fi, wireless device charging, active cruise control, self-parking and a limited-slip differential for the M240i.

Trunk space is a 2 Series strength, measuring 13.8 cu ft. in the coupe -- generous for such a compact car. The convertible offers about 9 cu ft., which BMW says is enough to accommodate a pair of golf bags.

230i Trims

ConvertibleOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
2 Series 230i Convertible$41,100 / $38,7254 Cylinder Turbo24823 / 338-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
CoupeOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
2 Series 230i Coupe$35,300 / $33,3304 Cylinder Turbo24824 / 358-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD

Is the 2019 BMW 230i a Safe Car?

The 2 Series comes standard with stability control and 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes. The coupe gets eight airbags (front, front side, front knee and full-length side curtain), while the convertible comes with six (all except the side curtain airbags). BMW Assist eCall, adding automatic crash notification and roadside assistance, is also standard.

In independent crash testing, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the 2 Series its top score of Good in every major category. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has yet to put the 2 Series through its paces.

5 Year Cost to Own

$49,977 ($0.67 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion12 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/Unlimited Miles
Maintenance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Luxury Pkg
  • M Sport Pkg
  • Track Handling Pkg
  • Track Handling Pkg
  • Convenience Pkg
  • Premium Pkg
  • Smoker's Pkg
  • Storage Pkg
  • Sport Line

Competition

2019 BMW 230i vs the competition

2019 Audi TT -- It starts out with a higher price than the 230i coupe and offers even less room for rear passengers, but it's compact, sporty and German. Updated for this model year.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro -- This is the closest any mainstream American sports machine has come to a European-style driving experience, especially with the 2.0-liter turbo engine.

2019 Mini Cooper -- Not endowed with rear-wheel drive or generous amounts of power, but still combines compact dimensions with a high fun factor.

Used BMW M3/M4 -- In sedan, coupe or convertible body styles, there are driving thrills by the ton.

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