It’s a relatively quiet year for the BMW 2 Series coupes and convertibles. Apple CarPlay is now standard across the line, and a Track Package is no longer available on the 230i and 230i xDrive models. What’s more, two paint colors have been discontinued for 21021: Glacier Silver Metallic (230i & 230i xDrive coupes) and Seaside Blue Metallic (230i & 230i XDrive convertibles).
See the 2021 BMW 2 Series models for sale near you
Which M2 is the Best?
Is the BMW M240i an excellent engine in search of a great chassis? Nope. It’s an excellent engine that
already has a great chassis. Proof of this lies on a twisty road, where the 2 Series coupe or convertible responds beautifully and reminds us of why driving is fun. Enthusiasts should opt for the 6-speed manual, but an automatic version might be easier to sell come re-sale time.
Find a BMW 2 Series for sale
How Much Does a 2022 BMW M2 Cost?
As before, the BMW 2 Series coupe and convertible are available as a 4-cylinder model (230i) or a 6-cylinder model (M240i). They are both rear-drive models. With xDrive AWD, add $2,000. The 2021 BMW
230i coupe ($35,900, plus $995 destination) comes with the turbo 4-cylinder engine, an 8-speed automatic transmission, and simulated leather upholstery (called SensaTec), plus 17-in alloy wheels (with run-flat tires), LED lighting (including fog lights), pushbutton ignition, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and 60/40 split-folding rear seats. Also standard on the 230i coupe: satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, parking sensors, lane-departure warning, automatic emergency braking, and iDrive infotainment with a 6.5-in screen. The
230i convertible ($41,850), with its power soft top and wind deflector, is equipped similarly to the 230i coupe, but it’s not available with an optional 6-speed manual transmission. The
M240i coupe ($46,350), equipped with the turbocharged 6-cylinder engine, gets sport seats, 18-in M Sport wheels, adaptive M Sport suspension, M Sport exhaust, and M Sport brakes with blue calipers. It also comes with a sunroof, a sport instrument cluster, variable-ratio steering, adaptive cruise control, and a rear roof spoiler. The
M240i convertible ($50,950) also has the go-fast (and look-good) M Sport hardware. Equipped with a 405-horsepower version of the 3.0-liter inline-6 engine, the 2021 BMW
M2 Competition Coupe ($58,900) comes standard with a 6-speed manual gearbox, sport seats, and leather upholstery, together with 19-in wheels, carbon-fiber trim, navigation, and a premium Harman Kardon sound system. A shame, but this hottest version of BMW’s compact 2 Series W isn’t available as a convertible. Or with AWD. Options on the BMW 230i and M240i include a leather interior and multiple packages. Notable among them are the $1,600 Premium package (heated steering wheel, navigation system) and a $4,200 M Sport package (M Sport suspension, a moonroof and multiple wheel and tire options). Stand-alone options include a wireless smartphone charger ($500), heated front seats ($500), a heated steering wheel ($190), GPS navigation ($900), and a 6-speed manual transmission (no charge, but available only on the coupes). Adaptive full-LED headlights also are available for $800. BMW M2 Competition Coupe options include a double-clutch 8-speed automatic transmission ($2,900), a moonroof ($1,050) and the M Driver’s Package ($2,500), which bumps the electronic speed limiter up to 174 mph (from 155) and provides the new owner with a day-long driving course at a BMW Driving Experience.
City MPG / Hwy MPG
M2 Competition Coupe
$58900 / $55275
6 Cylinder Turbo
6-Speed Manual / 7-Speed Shiftable Automatic
Is the 2022 BMW M2 a Safe Car?
All 2021 BMW 2-Series models have Active Driving Assistant, which senses potential forward collisions (with cars or pedestrians) and warns the driver of them. If the driver doesn’t react, the 2 Series applies its brakes automatically to prevent the impact from happening or lessen its severity. If an accident does occur, all 2 Series models have BMW Assist eCall. This standard safety feature includes an SOS button that allows the driver to call for emergency help. The BMW 2 Series coupe has 10 standard airbags; the 2 Series convertible has eight. The 2 Series convertible also has pop-up roll-over protection.
2022 BMW M2 vs the competition
2021 Audi TT – Yes, it’s a bit pricier than the 230i coupe and it offers even less room for rear passengers. But the Audi TT is another compact and sporty German coupe.
2021 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.
2020 Ford Mustang – Ford makes a fun rear-drive coupe, too, and the new Mustang EcoBoost with the High-Performance Package is superb. The turbo 2.3-liter 4-cylinder puts out 332 horsepower.
2021 Mini Cooper – We know, the Mini is not an exact competitor for the 2 Series. Nor can it match the power of the M40i. But the FWD Mini Cooper does combine compact dimensions with a high fun factor.
Used BMW M3/M4 -- In sedan, coupe, or convertible body styles, a used 3 Series will get you driving thrills by the ton. Find a certified pre-owned one with a warranty.
Looking for a Used BMW M2 ?
The BMW M2 . With the largest selection of cars from dealers and private sellers, Autotrader can help find the perfect M2 for you.
Autotrader has 289 Used BMW M2s for sale, including a 2017 BMW M2, a 2018 BMW M2, and a 2019 BMW M2 Competition ranging in price from $34,000 to $132,000.