The 2022 model year marks the introduction of an all-new second-generation BMW 2 Series coupe. It embodies the spirit of the first BMW 2002 and 3-Series 2-door coupes that ushered in a steep rise in popularity of BMW’s compact, sporty offerings in the U.S. in the 1970s and 1980s. The new 2 Series coupe features a classic long-hood/short-deck profile with a sleeker nose, short front overhang, longer dash-to-front axle ratio, and muscular, more pronounced fender flares.
Initially, the 2 Series will be available in 2-door coupe form. The rear-wheel-drive, 4-cylinder-powered 2022 230i sDrive Coupe is priced at $37,345 including the $995 destination charge. A 240i xDrive coupe with 6-cylinder power and all-wheel drive, priced at $49,545 including destination, will also be available at launch. Later in the model year, 4-door coupe models of the 2 Series will debut as well as a 230i 2-door coupe with all-wheel drive and a rear-drive version of the 240i coupe. No 2022 2 Series convertible will be offered.
Rolling on a 2-inch longer wheelbase, the 2022 230i gets stretched 4.3 inches overall, gains 2.6 inches in width, and sits on an appropriately wider stance. Cabin space improves as well, although not for rear-seat passengers. Compared to last year’s model, the longer, lower, and wider 2022 2 Series coupe looks less toylike and more expressive and makes a stronger design statement overall. The twin-kidney grille gets larger as well, but tastefully so.