BMW invented the luxury performance coupe back in the late 1960s. In 1971, it increased the model's engine displacement to 2.0-liters and the BMW 2002 became an instant classic, establishing the German brand in America and locking in its fun-to-drive reputation. The dynamic 2017 BMW 2 Series, also powered by a 2.0-liter four cylinder engine, continues that legacy.
Available as a two-door coupe or convertible, the 2017 BMW 2 Series is the brand's smallest and most affordable model. It slots in underneath the larger and more expensive 4 Series and 6 Series coupes in BMW’s extensive lineup, and it costs a few hundred dollars less than the BMW 3 Series sedan, which uses the same turbocharged engines.
Built in Germany, the 2 Series is a consistent favorite in the extremely competitive small luxury coupe and convertible segments, where it successfully competes against the Mercedes-Benz CLA and C-Class, Audi A3 and A5, Lexus RC and Cadillac ATS.
Let's take a closer look at the 2017 BMW 2 Series.